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Innocent Victorians could be arrested in the street or at work and detained indefinitely by power-crazed officials under a new law Daniel Andrews wants to pass, top lawyers have warned

by Roseann Foley (2020-10-02)


Innocent Victorians could be arrested in the street or at work and detained indefinitely by power-crazed officials under a new law Daniel Andrews wants to pass, top lawyers have warned.

The proposed new law, which will be debated in the Victorian parliament next month, would allow the government to give anyone it chooses - such as public servants - the power to enforce coronavirus restrictions and make arrests.

The unprecedented plan would also allow officials to detain people they suspect may spread coronavirus even if they have done nothing wrong.  

Innocent Victorians could be arrested in the street or at work by power-crazed officials under a new law Daniel Andrews wants to pass, top lawyers have warned.

Pictured: A lockdown protester being arrested on Sunday in Melbourne

The unprecedented plan would also allow officials to detain people they suspect may spread coronavirus even if they have done nothing wrong.

Pictured: A lockdown protester being arrested on Saturday in Melbourne