Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
237
Title
Remove the COVID-19 curfew
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the Government needs to remove the curfew under the current COVID-19 roadmap and to only introduce a curfew where clear evidence shows that it is required.

The curfew constitutes the greatest restriction on civil liberties in the Western world and the most restrictive in Australia’s history. It was instituted without any evidence of its necessity or efficacy. The curfew being extended to the end of October is disproportionate to meet the risks posed by current and projected daily COVID-19 infection numbers. It should be removed immediately and only be reintroduced when there is clear evidence that a curfew is necessary to meet the risks posed by COVID 19.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Minister for Health, the Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC and the Chief Health Officer, Professor Brett Sutton, to remove the curfew restriction unless clear evidence shows that a curfew is necessary.
Closing Date
2020-10-22
Not tabled signatures
331
Total signatures including previously tabled
331
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Sponsor
Dr Catherine Cumming