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Retired judges and leading QC's oppose emergency powers

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A powerful group of retired judges and leading QCs has written to the Victorian Premier expressing alarm over proposed laws giving designated officers power to arrest anyone suspected of breaching COVID-19 rules.

The COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) and Other Acts Amendment Bill has passed the lower house of Victoria's Parliament but the retired judges and QCs warn it would be "unprecedented, excessive and open to abuse".

https://www.afr.com/companies/professional-services/judges-qcs-raise-alarm-over-new-andrews-emergency-powers-20200922-p55xyc


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By Glenn Barnes

24 September 2020

 
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