Opposition leader promises “no more blockade”


Victoria’s opposition leader Matthew Guy has promised that if his government wins the next state election, Victoria will not return to the blockade.

“The blockage has hurt our community. They have hurt people, our children, our state,” he said in an official LDP election. Campaign start November 27th in Dandenong.

“More than 90% of us are fully vaccinated and the number will only increase. As far as we are concerned, the blockade must be a thing of the past.”

Guy’s comment came on the same day that thousands of protesters took him to the streets of CBD in Melbourne to oppose vaccine obligations and the controversial pandemic law.

The proposed pandemic bill is currently suspended as the Andrews government continues to negotiate with crossbenchers to get another vote to pass the controversial bill. The bill was scheduled to pass parliament last week with the support of three House of Councilors crossbenchers, but was stalled when former Labor Minister Adem Somyurek voted against his return to parliament.

Under the bill, which will be discussed on 30 November, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health will have the authority to declare a pandemic and the ability to enforce restrictions such as wearing masks, vaccination obligations, quarantine of returnees, and positive COVID. I have. -19 cases, and blockage.

“The blockade is more of a sign of policy failure than ever before. When it comes to managing COVID, we’re not going to fail,” Guy said. Under his government, the blockade is “a very limited situation.” He added that it was time for the state to move to “aggressiveness,” which only occurred in. And “new style leadership”.

“We are fed up with the denials of the current government. We are prime ministers who are in a state of emergency, disaster, in dire straits, lecture, divide, and fight everyone.”

When asked if a new Omicron variant of the CCP virus could affect his plans, he said, “We need to learn to live with this.”

“What does it mean to get a double vaccination or a booster vaccination? If you’re still considering a blockade, we haven’t achieved anything.

“There is a variant of the Andes, a variant of Uruguay. We plan to get all variants over the next few years. We can’t threaten to detain us every time the government.”

He added that the coverage of a comprehensive vaccination, including a functional medical system and potential booster shots, is important for managing increased COVID cases.

Meanwhile, Victoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, said the new omicron variant of the coronavirus is likely to be a particularly contagious strain that may be resistant to the vaccine.

“We will understand much better in terms of global spread, but whether it is here in Victoria, and in fact some of those issues regarding severity and illness will be revealed even in the coming days. It may be, “he said on November 29th.

All international arrivals in Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory need to be quarantined at home for 72 hours, but visitors from one of Africa’s nine concerns have come after the advent of Omicron. Must be quarantined for 2 weeks. distortion.

Henry Jom