Prominent legal figures want the Victorian government to change its controversial COVID-19 Omnibus bill, calling some of the provisions “unprecedented, excessive and open to abuse”.
Reason Party MP Fiona Patten also will not vote for the bill unless there are amendments…
“This will be something that I would probably want voted on clause by clause and I will not support these amendments to create these new powers because they’re just not needed,” she told 3AW on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Ms Patten voted for the government’s six-month extension of emergency powers.
The legislation was watered down from 12 months and only passed after negotiations with Ms Patten and other crossbenchers.
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