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Daniel Andrews is trifling with tyranny

Michael is joined by Nick Cater, Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre / Columnist with the Australian & Author of ‘The Lucky Culture’, who warns that ‘whatever the threats posed by covid-19, they are dwarfed by the dangers of trifling with tyranny, as Daniel Andrews is doing right now.’

‘The rolling state of emergency the Premier intends to extend for an unprecedented 12 months grants the Victorian Chief Medical Officer extraordinary powers to intrude into private lives’, Mr Cater writes.

‘He can authorise police to enter any premise without a warrant, where they can search, seize, destroy or dispose of anything they care. He can force any person or group to enter, not to enter, to remain at, or to leave, any particular premises.’

‘The state of disaster provisions, which can be imposed by the Premier almost on a whim, gives the Police Minister power to suspend legislation, take possession of property and restrict movement.’

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