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Why does Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews want to extend the coronavirus state of emergency? – ABC News

Victoria’s state of emergency — which grants sweeping powers to the Chief Health Officer — is due to expire in three weeks’ time. The Premier wants a year-long extension, but will he meet roadblocks in the Upper House?



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Victoria’s state of emergency is due to expire in three weeks’ time.
Premier Daniel Andrews says he’ll be appealing to the Victorian Parliament to give his Government the power to extend the state of emergency for another year.
So what is the state of emergency, and will extending it meet political roadblocks in the Upper House?
What is the state of emergency and what does it do?
The state of emergency gives the Victorian Chief Health Officer, Brett Sutton, extraordinary legal powers.

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