Sky News Australia – Nov 2, 2020
Sky News host Alan Jones says democracy and human rights are dead in Victoria and there are not many left who will defend them.
The Supreme Court has ruled Melbourne’s controversial coronavirus curfew – which stopped residents from leaving their homes during the height of Victoria’s deadly second wave – was legal.
The legal challenge was spearheaded by a café owner on the Mornington Peninsula who argued the curfew was a violation of human rights.
However, Supreme Court Judge Tim Ginnane ruled while the curfew was unprecedented and a strain on human rights, it was warranted and proportionate to the emergency health situation at the time.
“Now, this disgraceful Andrews government is going to pursue this café owner for costs,” Mr Jones said.
“Send another innocent Victorian broke.
“I am telling you; democracy and human rights are dead in Victoria.
“And there are not many of us left to defend them.”
Mr Jones spoke with Monica Smit and Morgan Jonas from ‘Reignite Democracy Australia’, and what took place at a recent rally, ‘Stop the sale of Victoria’, at Treasury Gardens.