Without parliament, Victoria's Covid-19 response will become government by decree
The Andrews Government is seeking sweeping powers under its omnibus bill, making it imperative for parliament to continue sitting beyond this week.
Covid Elimination? What then?
Queues of people unable to afford food, stretched for hundreds of metres in Melbourne on Easter Sunday. And I’m getting emails from people who are behind on the rent and worried they're at risk of homelessness. State and federal governments, following health advice, have triggered a serious economic depression. The government...
Spreading some hope from isolation
It’s a really weird and difficult time. But it’s in times like these that we often see some of the best aspects of humanity shine through.
Greens call for early release of low risk prisoners in Victoria
The Victorian Greens have called on the Andrews Government to reduce overcrowding in prisons by granting an early release to low-risk prisoners, as a way to limit the risk of coronavirus transmission.
Parliament during a state of emergency
Update 23 March: Things have changed a lot in the 3 days since this was written! As I rode to work on Wednesday, I bumped into a neighbour, a medical colleague, who queried why parliament hadn’t shut down, along with much of Australia? Within a couple of hours, we were...