Victorian Government COVID Restrictions
As of 6pm on Friday, 26th of March, the Victorian government relaxed a number of coronavirus restrictions, including reduced mask wearing and an easing of capacity limits in both homes and venues. Below is a summary of these new rules. For up-to-date information, check the DHHS website.
Drugs, Poisons And Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 20200310
"The Greens enthusiastically support the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Amendment Bill 2020. It is a bill to reduce harm in the community, and it also sends a message of care rather than the message of deterrence that is inherent in prohibitionist measures."
Public Health And Wellbeing Amendment (state Of Emergency Extension) Bill 2020
"We recognise the ongoing need for the chief health officer to have public health powers to control coronavirus transmission during the remainder of this year. And recognising that, the Greens determined to support the state of emergency extension bill if the government would address issues that have concerned many Victorians...
Royal Commission Into Victoria’s Mental Health System
"The promised state funding for mental health services is essential and it is welcome. It will make a difference to people’s lives right across the state. But let us not stop there.
Justice Legislation Amendment (system Enhancements And Other Matters) Bill 2021
"The justice system and the courts have been among the areas hardest hit by the pandemic. The last I heard, over 150 000 cases were adjourned or delayed"