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Coronavirus Victoria: Lawyers challenge Andrews’ plan to lockup virus spreaders

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Victorias barristers have written to Premier Daniel Andrews warning his governments plan to lockup high-risk coronavirus spreaders could be illegal by breaching the states human rights charter.The controversial plan, the Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Bill, would give health authorities power to detain anyone it reasonably believes may negligently spread the deadly virus.
Victorian Bar president Wendy Harris QC wrote a letter to the state’s Attorney-General Jill Hennessy to express the body’s con…

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