Everyday for the past week hundreds of protesters have camped outside the Victorian Parliament, protesting a new bill that would extend the state’s public health orders, the tools used to combat the pandemic.
Some of the protesters are far-right extremists, who have threatened violence against politicians and brought nooses to the steps of the parliament.
But opposition to the government’s proposed pandemic bill isn’t only coming from the far-right. It’s also been criticised by civil libertarians and human rights lawyers.
Today, outgoing President of Liberty Victoria, Julia Kretzenbacher on what the pandemic bill is really about, and why it sparked such an intense backlash.
Guest: Julia Kretzenbacher, outgoing President of Liberty Victoria.
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