“We are arguing for proper accountability and oversight”

It’s about Daniel Andrews and the totalitarian laws Labor is trying to introduce into Victoria. The text may be found here. I particularly like that she quotes Edmund Burke, about whom you can read more about here.

The Irish philosopher Edmund Burke said, ‘The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.’ Those opposite tell us that unprecedented powers are required for unprecedented times. Governments always present compelling reasons to concentrate power. My grandmother came to this country fleeing Mussolini, and I am glad that she is not alive today to see what is happening. I genuinely am. I think she would be absolutely horrified. I honestly never believed that the people elected to this chamber would think that it is appropriate to hand the Premier and the health minister the kind of power to lock people up, to lock people down and to cancel protests without the checks and balances of Parliament – to strip people of their most basic rights without the oversight and the checks and balances of Parliament. The erosion of people’s liberties does not happen overnight; it happens by degrees. Streamline pandemic laws, by all means. We do not argue with that. We know that the government needs a certain degree of flexibility to control dangerous outbreaks of disease. We are not arguing about that. We are arguing for proper accountability and oversight. This Bill does not deliver those measures.

She also gets it right with the parallel to Mussolini.

18 thoughts on ““We are arguing for proper accountability and oversight””

  1. Well-spoken, that lady.
    Pity there’s not more like her in our Parliaments – if so, Australia wouldn’t be rapidly sliding down the neomarxist’s slippery slope.
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  2. First and only thing that Steph has got right in her ‘career’. She’s really just another lefty who managed to get the Nats to install her. I wouldn’t trust her too much to do the right thing.


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  3. Stephanie Ryan has been part of the problem since the beginning of the plandemic. She has dutifully posted all crazy Dan’s edicts as if he was HER leader.

    Months ago I told her to unsubscribe me.
    I suspect she is feeling heat from her constituents.
    Too late.


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  4. First and only thing that Steph has got right in her ‘career’. She’s really just another lefty who managed to get the Nats to install her.

    Leftism is the younger generation’s de facto setting.

    It takes an independent mind to question 12+ years of modern education and the groupthink echo chamber of social media.

    Perhaps a chink of light has opened in her mind?


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  5. “…to strip people of their most basic rights without the oversight and the checks and balances of Parliament.”
    Yes, completely unacceptable. There are many and good reasons to insist on such oversight and that it is actually overseen.

    “The erosion of people’s liberties does not happen overnight; it happens by degrees.”
    And happened illegally – none of the states proceeded according to the rules laid down in the federal bio-security act, despite this being brought into play when ScoMo declared a human bio-security emergency (or whatever the wording is). Those laws specify that each individual that is compelled to wear PPE, have their movements restricted, have medical treatments etc has the right to due process in such matters.
    The states all issued blanket rules regardless.
    Those rules also breached Australia’s obligations under international human rights treaty to not attempt to coerce anyone into having any medical treatment.

    The Human Rights Commission says they can’t do anything. The NSW Omsbudsman says they can’t do anything. My State MP says he can’t do anything. My federal MP says he can’t do anything.

    So there was oversight in place, but those whose job it is to do the overseeing aren’t interested in doing it.

    No, it didn’t happen overnight. Like all such actions, it happened slowly – then very, very fast.
    We lost our right to bear arms after Port Arthur. We lost our right to free expression of political opinion under 18C if not earlier. We lost justice when George Pell was convicted. Now we have lost the right to sovereignty over our own bodies.

    Perhaps we need to change the national anthem from “… we are young and free…” to “…we WERE young and free…”. Welcome the the Democratic Peoples Republic of Australia. And we all know how free and democratic all such similarly named places are, don’t we?


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  6. “Why hasn’t all this shit been escalated to international courts?”

    Art imitates life (or visa versa as appropriate):

    “You must do as the UN demands – or else”
    “Or else what?”
    “Or else we will write you a very nasty letter saying how upset we are…”

    Team America – World Police: exchange between “Hans Blix” and “Kim Jong Ill”


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  7. Howardbsays:
    November 3, 2021 at 12:35 am
    Assistant AG Stoker flags overturning Vic Pandemic Laws

    Having been underwhelmed and overly disappointed by the SFLs almost since the beginning of this politidemic, I will believe it when I see it. So far, Scummo has said nothing even vaguely admonishing of the state premiers ever since the border restrictions went up and individual freedoms went down. The 800+ deaths from the Victorian hotel quarantine fiasco – dead silence. What instead we have been watching is the Commonwealth’s use of the States’ powers to control the Australian people. No credibility.


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