Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that he wants to extend Victoria’s current State of Emergency from the current maximum of 6 months to a new maximum of 18 months.
The State of Emergency is the legal framework under which the current wide-ranging restrictions on people’s lives and livelihoods including restrictions on leaving your own home, business closures, travel bans, quarantine arrangements and curfews are made.
The State of Emergency vests enormous power with the Premier and a small number of unelected officials with very little capacity for oversight and accountability and any extension must only operate under appropriate safeguards, scrutiny and checks and balances.
Have your say below on the Andrews Governments State of Emergency extension.
David Southwick MP
State Member For Caulfield
Shadow Minister For Police | Shadow Minister For Community Safety | Shadow Minister For Corrections