Daniel Andrews and his government have today been forced to abandon their latest shocking power grab and will now seek to amend their COVID-19 Omnibus bill.
Obviously this backdown is not the result of the Andrews Labor Government seeing reason, it is the direct result of community pressure and advocacy from the Liberal Nationals.
Labor is finally learning Victorians simply don’t trust it to care for them and their future.
Daniel Andrews wanted the power to indefinitely detain anyone he decided might not follow a public health direction in the future.
The fact Daniel Andrews even attempted to pass such a draconian law demonstrates his pure lust for power is out of control.
The Nationals Victorian leader Peter Walsh said Daniel Andrews should have listened weeks ago to the former judges, the lawyers and human rights experts who said these laws were a massive overreach.
Mr Walsh said the Liberal Nationals will continue to fight against Labor’s attempts to undermine the rights and liberties of Victorians and will heavily scrutinise Labor’s amendments to the Omnibus bill.
He said Victorians have lost confidence in Daniel Andrews and his government with their repeated and unwarranted power grabs.
“Daniel Andrews’ power grab in Labor’s Omnibus bill was nothing short of outrageous,” Mr Walsh said.
“The Liberal Nationals will fight against Daniel Andrews’ repeated and excessive attempts to seize greater powers over the lives of Victorians,” he said.
“Daniel Andrews has shown he can’t be trusted with the power he’s already got. How on earth could Victorians trust him with even more power?”