Statement on Labor’s lockdown Bill

Liberal Party Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government’s new lockdown Bill is one step closer to law.

The Victorian Liberal Nationals team has fought all day and all night to protect Victorians’ way of life.

Despite these efforts, a last minute deal behind closed doors has seen the government secure the support needed to progress the Bill.

Victorians should not be fooled by window-dressing amendments moved by Labor, this is still a bad law that will allow Daniel Andrews to lock Victorians down again.

More lockdowns means fewer jobs, worse mental health, more debt and Victoria getting left behind.

New variants will come and with a common-sense plan we can stay safe, open and move forward without relying on harsh lockdowns.

Victoria will never recover whilst the threat of Labor’s lockdowns hangs over every decision to take a new job, enrol in a local school, start a business, a family, retire or buy a home.

The first act of a future Liberal Nationals Government will be to repeal these dangerous laws so we can recover and rebuild with confidence.

We will build a new infectious disease response centre to manage future pandemics, put a dedicated mental health professional in every school, block new and increased council fees for small businesses and will never again lock down Victorians under any circumstances.

Victorians now face a clear choice between Labor’s lockdowns and the Liberal Nationals’ plan to keep us open and safe so we can get on with our lives.

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