aniel Andrews (right) was called a ‘dictator’ in a hysterical ‘screaming match’ in the Victorian Parliament over his new pandemic management laws – as two polls show his popularity slipping. The controversial new laws allow the premier to declare a pandemic for an unlimited time and could see rulebreakers jailed for two years and fined up to $454,350. They also allow the Government to apply lockdowns and vaccine mandates to a ‘class of person’ such as the unvaccinated or workers with a certain type of job. In a heated debated in Parliament on Wednesday, which involved shouting across the chamber, shadow attorney-general Tim Smith (left) said: ‘This is nonsensical, it’s an abuse of power.
A massive group of protesters gathered in Melbourne’s CBD spouting pro-Trump slogans and calling for Premier Daniel Andrews to be sacked, amid heated debate around mandatory vaccines and mounting frustration towards the state government. #HoldTheLine Today in Melbourne. Thank you to @Real Rukshan for capturing this excellent footage. The group, estimated to be over 1000, gathered outside Victorian parliament on Saturday, protesting forced Covid vaccines, ongoing restrictions for the unvaccinated, and controversial new pandemic laws.