But he contemplated it which is very irregular in a supposed free society
Apples to all parties. But Dans laws were tougher than elsewhere in Australia and he envisaged more.
I thought Gladys reminded me of a primary school teacher so she isn't far behind . Those 11am presses!
Not meaningless. It shows that if a permanent law curtailing civil liberties is introduced it is rare in supposed democracies.
Never thought that
Not really. Nothing knowingly unconstitutional would make it to parliament. You see some tyrant trying to curtail freedoms, I see a man trying to manage an unprecedented crisis as best he can.
I dispute your assertion that his government did or contemplated more than other states.
I think there needs to be context around all this. I gather your beef, and it’s a legitimate one, is on the scale and nature of pandemic response. Stripped of that, I don’t see any evidence of Andrews behaving in a dictatorial or authoritarian manner. I don’t think anyone has post Joh. I mean the WA Libs ran a terrible malapportionment for decades and nobody on the right seemed bothered by it.