Federal Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg has expressed concern over a pandemic bill in which Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews empowers the state’s Prime Minister and Health Minister with unprecedented “legal rule”. The number is increasing.
“I don’t agree with Daniel Andrews’ pandemic bill. It’s overkill and has naturally been criticized,” Frydenberg said. Tweet..
Frydneberg also told protesters who portrayed the Premier of Victoria as the Nazis, “a placard depicting the Prime Minister in Nazi uniform is aggressive and wrong.”
I disagree with Daniel Andrews’ pandemic bill. It’s overkill and, of course, blamed. However, the placard depicting the premiere in Nazi uniform is aggressive and wrong.
It shows a lack of understanding of history. It fuels hatred. It’s dangerous and there is no public debate. pic.twitter.com/9QN5rj5hym
— Josh Frydenberg (@JoshFrydenberg) November 14, 2021
Following the protest on November 13, thousands of Australians marched peacefully down the streets of Melbourne CBD, screaming “kill Bill” and “kill Dan Andrews” toward the State Capitol. I heard Daniel Andrews and saw the pandemic method.
Former Liberal Party member and now United Australia Party leader Craig Kelly addressed the crowd on parliamentary stairs, calling on Victorians to oppose the bill.
“We are facing tyranny and corruption,” Kelly told protesters. “Like many people here today, I decided to take a position. I will listen to you.”
“We are no longer governed by or for people. We are governed by insane medical bureaucrats,” he said, with compulsory vaccination being “abuse of human rights.” I added that there is.
Kelly’s comment comes out this week as Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is trying to push the bill into the House of Councilors.
A large crowd marching on Swanson Street in central Melbourne in protest of the Victoria State Government’s proposal #pandemicbill..
People can hear chanting “Sack Dana Andrews”.
I will come more. pic.twitter.com/QT107Eroom
— Epoch Times Australia ?? (@AuEpochTimes) November 13, 2021
Proposed “Public Health and Welfare (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (pdf) ”, The premier declares a pandemic and can extend the declared state of emergency“ indefinitely ”for three months.
Authorized officers can also enter the facility without a warrant and arrest anyone who is considered a “significant risk to public health.”
It also empowers state governments to restrict movement, ban meetings, close businesses, and order quarantine requirements.
“The Minister may also issue pandemic orders to specific categories of individuals or groups, depending on their location, participation in events or activities, or specific characteristics such as age, vaccination status, place of residence, occupation, living environment, etc. You can. ”According to the government Media statement..
“Antithesis” to democracy
A study published by the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) On November 15, it became clear that the proposed bill was “fundamentally opposed to parliamentary democracy.”
Report (pdf) The bill has identified six ways in which it violates the principles of democracy. This includes empowering the Minister of Health of Victoria to use “strict authority over people based on religious, political beliefs, or ethnic backgrounds” and empowered officers “Habeas”. It is an “indefinite trial that invalidates the ancient rights of the corpus” and prevents the power exercised by the Minister of Health and authorized officers from being challenged in court.
“All these powers will be exercised without the supervision and scrutiny of parliament or court,” the report said.
Morgan Beg, director of the Institute of Public Affairs Legal Rights Program, said:
But Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley defended the bill ABCRN breakfast In “all the best models” seen by the state government on November 15, the pandemic law “centers on public health advice.”
“But it also aligns the Victorian pandemic response with almost everywhere else and makes elected parliamentarians responsible for those decisions.”
When asked if politicians could ignore the Chief Health Officer’s advice, Foley replied, “Yes, but that’s very unlikely.”
“What this law does is to ratchet up the level of accountability, transparency, and the role of Parliament like other jurisdictions throughout the country. The advice of the Supreme Health Officer must be submitted to Parliament. Yes, the implications for the Human Rights Charter need to be submitted to Congress, and if there are any subsequent moves by the Minister of Health that day, the Minister of Health needs to justify those reasons.
“But of course, the final decision is that day’s minister to elected parliamentarians, parliament and Victorian citizens,” Foley said.
Under the proposed bill, the Victorian Supreme Health Officer no longer has the authority to issue special orders, and instead that authority has been transferred to the Minister of Health.
Meanwhile, the proposed bill is reported to be able to make four changes, including facilitating detention orders and increasing parliamentary oversight. Sky news..
Opposition Liberal Prime Minister Matthew Guy said on November 14 that if the pandemic bill were elected next year, “we will pick it up first.”
The bill will require the support of three major crossbenchers: Greens Samantha Ratnam, Animal Justice Party Andy Medic, and Reason Party leader Fiona Patten. All three show support for the bill, subject to some amendments.