Dictator Dan extends pandemic powers till October - one month from Victoria’s election

When it comes to power, Dictator Dan Andrews is a total junkie.

This week, the Victorian government extended its draconian pandemic declaration for another three months.

The reasoning? Acting Premier Jacinta Allan said the “experts” are looking at modeling and floating ideas about new COVID-19 restrictions such as mask mandates and further work-from-home orders.

Meanwhile other states such as South Australia, the NT and Tasmania have ended their pandemic powers and Australians are moving on.

But the most dangerous part of all this is the uncertainty.

Andrews’ Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021 gives him the dictatorial power to:

  • Impose indefinite lockdowns, even if there were no cases of the virus in the country (new sections 165AE & 165AI)
  • Imprison people without trial (new section 165BA(1)(b)
  • Arrest people because of their religion, political beliefs, or ethnic background (new section 165AK(4))

If Industry Support Minister Ben Carroll says no mandates or lockdowns are being considered, then why extend the pandemic declaration? If there are no plans to use the powers granted to the Victorian government via the pandemic declaration, then why not just recall the power?

Our guess? Because the Victorian government is drunk on the power that COVID-19 hysteria gave them.

As Victoria’s Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said, “Victorians deserve to have control of their lives handed back.

Today’s extension of state of emergency laws shows Daniel Andrews has no intention of doing that.

Extending these laws means a longer, slower road to recovery.

The threat of mandates, lockdowns and restrictions remain, which overshadows efforts for us to recover.

Too right, mate! Don’t let the media and health bureaucrats scare you into submission, Matt.

The Victorian people aren’t dumb, they know how dangerous this man is. This law gives the Premier and the Health Minister the power to rule by decree indefinitely.

Now that Australians are learning to live with the virus, the Premier doesn’t want to loosen his stranglehold on the state…so he’s extending the pandemic declaration for another three months. 

But we bet that he’ll relax the rules a few weeks before the Victorian state election in late November...

Dan’s got to go.