Last year I wrote to the Assistant Minister responsible to the Australian Attorney-General to complain about the totalitarian powers that are contained in the Victorian government’s new proposed Bill. The Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Act 2021 is now passed into law and gives the state dictator powers very similar to any total despotic dictatorship. Totally undemocratic. The state dictator can declare a pandemic at a whim (without evidence) and has powers to arrest anyone for any reason, even if he doesn’t like what they say.
Today I got an email reply to that letter.
23 February 2022
Dr John Hartnett
Dear Dr Hartnett
Thank you for your correspondence to the Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General, Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker, regarding the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 (the Bill). The Assistant Minister has requested that the Attorney-General’s Department respond to you on her behalf.
I apologise for the delay in responding to you.