via The Free Speech Union
A week ago, Wednesday 24 November, our Government rushed through a piece of legislation that effectively takes away all of your protections under The Bill of Rights.
There was NO consultative process. The opposition were all stunned. Amnesty International were stunned. The Human Rights Commissioner was stunned. There was NO consultative process with the people (well 48 hours when it should have been months).
Quote… Speaker Trevor Mallard has lashed the Labour Government for its urgent passing of Covid-19 “traffic light system” legislation, though he has allowed the law to be passed. The Government on Wednesday passed legislation that would seriously curb the freedoms of unvaccinated people, in a 24-hour session of urgent lawmaking to ensure the Covid-19 Response (Vaccinations) Legislation Bill was in place for 3 December, when the new “traffic light system” of activity restrictions will come into force.
Opposition MPs, legal experts and the Human Rights Commission have all condemned the move as poor lawmaking, and law professors have questioned the Government’s broad drafting of the law. “There has not been a more important piece of legislation passed by Parliament this year, yet we’ve done it in 24 hours without consultation,” Victoria University law professor Dr Dean Knight said.
See the earlier post on the petition by Greg Rzesniowiecki here.