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Leading article Australia

By the book

6 November 2021

9:00 AM

6 November 2021

9:00 AM

As Scott Morrison gallivanted on the Glasgow stage this week, rubbing elbows (literally) with the likes of Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Prince Charles and a peeved Emmanuel Macron, the real ‘one minute to midnight’ story was taking place in faraway Melbourne. The Andrews government, in one of the most brazen and disgraceful acts in Australian political history, has managed to pass a so-called ‘Pandemic Bill’ that gives it powers far beyond those any democratically elected government should ever be allowed.

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