Melbourne turned out in force last Saturday to protest the “Permanent Pandemic Bill” being rushed through by the Andrews government. The massive crowd was certainly in the tens of thousands, some estimates say 60 to 80 thousand.
More info about the bill here.
Meanwhile nightly camp-outs at the front of Parliament House have been well-attended, and there’s a vibrant energy in the crowd. The people are not backing down, they are awake and determined.
Meanwhile, BREAKING NEWS: The government’s pandemic Bill is in disarray with former minister Adem Somyurek revealing he will return to parliament to block it because it gives “too much power to the government”. As it stands, the government can’t get the numbers to pass the Bill.
Victoria’s current State of Emergency expires on December 16 and cannot be extended. If the government cannot force the bill through by then, with just one more sitting week of parliament left for this year, it will have a hard time enforcing any pandemic orders. #springst— Shannon Deery (@s_deery) November 17, 2021