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Victorian plan to extend state of emergency by 12 months prompts human rights concerns – The Guardian

Legal groups argue parliament should favour the ‘most limited possible option’ when granting extraordinary powers



Legal groups have warned against Victorias plan to extend its state of emergency by 12 months, arguing that to comply with human rights obligations parliament should favour the most limited possible option when granting extraordinary powers.
Victorian law currently allows the government to declare a state of emergency for four weeks at a time and to extend that declaration for up to six months.
The state government declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic on 16 March and h…

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