COVID-19 Slippery Slope Usher for Rights and Freedom in the Australian State: MP

The Victorian MP gradually lost Australian rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic, and an unprecedented newly proposed pandemic law puts Victorian leaders into the lives of state residents. On the other hand, he states that he may have “free power”.

Neil Angus, a Liberal Party member at Forest Hill, said 20 months ago at the start of the pandemic he did not anticipate curfew and health restrictions such as movement restrictions within a few kilometers of his home.

“People would have laughed at us if we were talking about this a few years ago, and even now this has been done in less than two years and no one knows what will happen next.” He told The Epoch Times.

“It’s very worrisome, and like all these things, when we don’t notice it, they come gradually and in the middle of the fight,” he said. “But if you take a step back and look at it, you can see how far we have gone on the path of losing freedom. That’s very scary.”

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Australians protest government-mandated health restrictions, increased power, and pandemic bills in Melbourne, Australia, November 6, 2021. (Provided)
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Australians protest government-mandated health restrictions, increased power, and pandemic bills in Melbourne, Australia, November 6, 2021. (Provided)

Angus said the Victorian Labor government’s new public health and welfare (pandemic management) bill 2021 justified his concerns in a way.

He urged state legislators to finally speak to oppose the government’s overkill during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw bipartisan support for public health restrictions and increased authority over authorities. Said.

In contrast, just a few weeks ago, Angus was one of the few members of the Diet, the only member of the House of Representatives in Victoria, and opposed the mandatory vaccine for all members and members.

His opposition to seeing him choose to vote against the Labor Party he governs and his own Liberal Party was “all about freedom.”

“My concern was the continuous overshoot and interference of all Victorian people’s lives and every part of their lives by this government,” he said.

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The image provided was taken on October 28, 2014, with an image of Neil Angus, a liberal member of the Victorian seat in Forest Hill. (AAP image / Liberal party in Victoria, Australia)

He said his speech against the mission was well received by individuals both locally and around the world.

The Victoria State Government is currently promoting a pandemic management bill. The bill establishes a permanent structure for the government to manage the pandemic in the future.

The bill also includes a wide range of provisions that give the Prime Minister and Minister of Health unprecedented power over the state, while rationalizing certain operational aspects of the government and establishing new protections for privacy rights.

This includes “extensive authority” for the Minister of Health to issue pandemic orders on the advice of the Supreme Health Officer, which is considered “reasonably necessary” to “protect public health.”

The premiere “declares a pandemic” and can extend such a declaration for three months at a time. The number of extensions is unlimited.

In addition, a pandemic order empowers the Prime Minister and Minister of Health to issue new public health legislation, including border closures, blockages, and mandatory masks.

In addition, police will receive new authority to enter private land without a warrant to enforce such a decree.

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Police Surveillance Australians are protesting government-mandated health restrictions, increased power, and a pandemic bill in Melbourne, Australia, on November 6, 2021. (Provided)

Under the bill, health restrictions could also be categorized and targeted classes for citizens were introduced, including based on vaccination status and new record penalties. This includes two years in prison and a fine of A $ 90,000 for “exacerbated crimes” committed by individuals. It is a health order and is considered to have caused a “significant risk” to the health of others.

State opposition vowed to abolish the bill, but Victorian Bar, the supreme legal body, opposed the bill.

Bar’s president, Christopher Branden QC, warned that it would allow “unlimited interference” to the freedom of Victorian residents.

“The most important concern is that the bill gives the Minister of Health, in a practical sense, virtually unlimited power to govern the state by decree, virtually indefinitely, without effective judicial or parliamentary oversight. That’s it, “he said. Internal email to bar members.

In recent months, Victorian people have mobilized in protest of government-mandated health restrictions and power, adding opposition to the pandemic bill.

On November 6, thousands of Victorian people marched through the city of Melbourne, chanting the words “kill the building.”

Angus said the new bill would eventually change the way Victoria lives.

“We always have to be attentive and listen to the premiere. One day he stood up in a soap box and decree about a particular class of people, a particular geographic area, and what you can and cannot do. May be enacted, “he said.

“Freedom that has long been taken for granted here in Victoria is potentially endangered by this particular bill, so I think things will change dramatically here in Victoria. Worse. “He added.

Daniel Y. Ten