Australia Daniel Andrews to ‘give himself more power’ in proposed COVID detention law

00:41  24 september  2020
00:41  24 september  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

'Circuit break': PM considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections

  'Circuit break': PM considering national restrictions on social lives to curb infections Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions - possibly as soon as next week - as the prime minister races to try and get a handle on the spread of coronavirus. With COVID-19 cases now doubling every seven to eight days, the government is looking at introducing nationwide restrictions for a short period to try to "short-circuit" the virus and slow the spread of the disease. Government figures stressed the plans being drawn up stopped short of a full national lockdown, as seen in the spring, when the country was told to "stay at home".

The bill has been proposed by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and would also allow government officials to arrest people they suspect may spread the coronavirus through planned future action, such as anti-lockdown protesters. Public servants, union officials, or any other government staff such as

The proposed new law would allow the government to give anyone they chose the power to enforce coronavirus The terrifying police state Daniel Andrews wants to create: How innocent Victorians can be arrested and They have said that the proposed law also potentially allows indefinite detention .

There are concerns Victorians could be detained on broad and subjective grounds if the state government passes controversial coronavirus laws.

Proposed legislation branded the 'Omnibus bill’ would empower authorised officers to detain residents suspected of breaching public health rules.

Fewer virus cases keep Melbourne on track

  Fewer virus cases keep Melbourne on track Victoria's daily infection rate is on track towards the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions come September 28, with more anti-lockdown protests expected.The state recorded 21 new cases in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, its lowest figure since June 24.

'He is smashing livelihoods': Daniel Andrews urged to end lockdown NOW after state records just 11 new cases of COVID -19 - as Victoria faces losing 400,000 jobs by Christmas. Victoria recorded 11 new cases of coronavirus on Monday, lowest since June. Daniel Andrews ' plan doesn't allow Melbourne

' Daniel Andrews has been very quick to blame Victorian families for the spread of the coronavirus but I think his government needs to actually look in the 'I think that's why we, in Victoria, are the COVID capital of the nation and, frankly, are a national laughing stock.' Voters have also expressed their

High profile legal figures want the bill defeated in parliament and key cross benchers have signalled they will oppose the bill.

Speaking of the key cross benchers preparing to vote on the new bill, Victorian Liberal MP Richard Riordan said, “if they were to fold without expecting some sort of accountability back from the government, then God help them really and God help Victorians”.

a close up of Daniel Andrews wearing glasses and looking at the camera © Provided by Sky News Australia

“It’s just getting beyond ridiculous here in Victoria in the power Daniel Andrews keeps giving himself”.

The Andrews government have attempted to alleviate fears by saying the powers are essential and will be applied appropriately”.

Video: Regional Victoria border bans to remain in place (Sky News Australia)

Dan Andrews' right hand man could take fall for quarantine disaster .
Lawyers said Department of Premier and Cabinet secretary Chris Eccles should have told the premier federal officials offered Australian Defence Force support in an April 8 exchange.Legal counsel for the inquiry submitted their recommendations on Monday - urging it to find Mr Andrews was not kept sufficiently informed of issues with the program, which the inquiry found became a COVID-19 'seeding ground' and caused 768 deaths.

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