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State of emergency powers set to get over the line after Greens intervention – The Age

An unexpected intervention by the Victorian Greens could help the Andrews government get its extended state of emergency bill over the line.

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Premier Daniel Andrews’ plan was to legislate for a 12-month extension. After pushback from the opposition and the public, the government revised its proposal to six months in order to attract the support of crossbenchers.
The government requires the support of three upper house crossbench MPs to pass the bill.
However, Reason Party MP Fiona Patten and Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick were the only two parliamentarians to support the revised timeline, until Ms Ratnam said she would briefly…

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