New WA bill to allow for three monthly Covid lock downs, isolation and masking
The West Australian Labor Party will introduce a Bill into State Parliament to amend the Emergency Management Act 2005 to allow for the ongoing management of COVID-19 beyond a State of Emergency.
The Bill will enable the State Emergency Coordinator to make a temporary ‘COVID-19 declaration’ to continue managing the pandemic with sensible measures such as mask wearing and isolation requirements.
The new framework is fit for purpose and allows for the COVID-19 measures that have kept Western Australia safe and strong during its world-leading response to the pandemic.
A ‘Temporary COVID-19 Declaration’ can only be made if the State Emergency Coordinator is satisfied that COVID-19 poses a risk to the safety of the community, such that it requires a co-ordinated response to prevent loss of life or harm to the health of the community.
Under the new legislation, which will automatically expire in two years’ time, a ‘Temporary COVID-19 Declaration’ can be made for three-month periods at a time. This framework will replace the current system where State of Emergency declarations must be renewed every two weeks to continue.
Unlike a State of Emergency declaration, a ‘Temporary COVID-19 Declaration’ will not allow for the closure of State borders or require an application to enter Western Australia from any other State or Territory.
“Our management of this once-in-a-hundred-year pandemic has saved lives, reduced hospitalisations and protected our strong economy,” Premier Mark McGowan said.
“All Western Australians have done a tremendous job and followed the necessary directions and public health measures to protect themselves and their community.
“The State of Emergency has served its purpose and was key to our unique world-leading response and management of the pandemic.
“With high vaccination rates and low case numbers, now is the right time to plan for COVID-19 management beyond the State of Emergency.
“This new framework is a sensible approach to keep Western Australians safe and while we hope that we’ve passed the worst of COVID-19, our measures have proved to work and should they need to be reintroduced in future if the situation were to escalate then we’ll do so on health advice.”
Some provisions of the Act put in place in May 2022 include:
This Bill will ensure the Emergency Management Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 and the Criminal Code Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020 can continue to be in place as required, as they have been vital in the State’s successful management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under Section 72A of the Emergency Management Act, it makes provisions for a number of directions to be used to manage the pandemic. Some of these directions include:
- seven day isolation requirements for COVID-19 positive cases;
- use of face masks for close contacts;
- measures ensuring cruise ships are managed against strict protocols;
- restriction of movements in and out of Aboriginal communities – a vulnerable cohort in the COVID-19 pandemic; and
- use of face masks in specific settings including hospitals, aged care and disability facilities, and other passenger transport settings.
- The Bill provides better protections for WA Police officers, and also ensures increased penalties for serious assaults and threats against frontline officers and healthcare workers who play a significant part in keeping Western Australians safe, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The penalties of up to 10 years in jail reflect the seriousness of deliberately coughing or spitting on public officers who are trying to help keep the State safe.
The new Bill will provide certainty for those necessary provisions to be utilised as necessary and based on health advice, until January 3, 2023. It does not mean the State of Emergency will remain in place until that time, as it may end earlier.
Posted on October 3, 2022, in Agenda 2030, ALP, coronavirus, covid lockdown, covid mandate, Covid-19 and tagged Mark McGowan, Western Australia. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.
You mean ‘Honest Brian’ ? Ed
Long ago WA premier Brian Burke via his lackeys gave me the message to shut my mouth or get out (of the State I presumed). I left the State which was a good decision then, but there is no where to go now.
I lived in Perth/WA for almost 6 yrs and kept telling everyone it was themost corrupt place on Earth and run by Illuminati…guess I was right huh? Barbara J Gibbs, Dip.Diet& Nut:BA/BSc:Grad.Cert.OSH;TEFL Cert Ganoderma Distributor http://www.online-ganoderma.com/gibbsbj http://online-ganoderma.com/gibbsbj
What a scam by very evil
Men and women who deceived us all into letting them run the show.
McGowan is lying in his teeth, contrary to his statement that his measures saves lives, he has murdered a lot of West australians frightening them into getting the the spiked protein cv Jab and he has also maimed many others from the bad reactions.
He is a murderer and what I would like to know is why hasn’t he and all those involved in forcing these s4 poison jabs Been arrested for genocide and treason as he breaches s.51 23a of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution act 1900(UK) and 1901 as proclaimed and gazetted. and s.109 of our Constitution act 1901 says the States must comply with the provisions of that section and of course clause 5 of the Constitution Act as well. he is a blatant dictatorial criminal and he must be dealt with. the rule of law says so.
WA ALP thinks it is OK to violate the Australian Constitution. The truth is, a national constitution cannot be suspended, emergency or no emergency. That is the entire point of a constitution, to prevent tyrannical seizures of power. In any event, there has never been a covid emergency. The covid death rate was imperceptable (-0.7%) and unproven. What we now have is a death rate from the mRNA jab and THIS CAN NOW BE PROVED. In the interests of science, and to end any further conflict, every person receiving the jab should be tested for troponin levels. This will show once and for all that people who have never been infected with covid yet have been mRNA jabbed, will show damage from spike proteins that can only come from the vaxx. Of course, the suggestion of such science will freak the vaxxers out because their regime came to a screaming halt and they will be facing serious prosecutions.
It’s a slavery declaration. This is world future a”New World”. The normal flu is and going to become pandemic.
dear good god save and help all our leaders and everyone return to truth goodness and you …
The Gallows are What This Traitorous Premier Needs. He Is Already Responsible For Tens Of Thousands Of Deaths, Maybe More. I Am Starting To Suffer With Heart And Bio Clot Symtoms Which Only Came After The Fake Vaccine Was Forced On Me. This Man Deserves To Pay For His Arrogance. BURN IN HELL.
Like all State Premiers, McGowan can’t give up his little bit of authority!
We will never be free of this unless we take matters into our own hands…all comm#unist dicta$tors!
Lennon.. what indeed?
Who gives state premiers authorisation? I never get lockdowns, wearing mask and unvaccinated. Who gives the authority the state premieres? I flaunt all the rules I give a s…t what the state premieres.
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Unfortunately we are talking to the inverted. The evidence is the majority of the stupid public fell for the lies and deception last time , so why not again. Aussies like despots to rule over them , so they do have to think , just do what they are told
This clown aka mcclown needs to be sent to the GALLOWS… Would be a great start..
What a joke. When will WA media expose the truth behind COVID virus, the experimental so called ‘vaccines’ that are not only useless, but have caused and continue to cause illness and ‘so called’ unexplained deaths. Please let the truth be told.
I’m surprised we aren’t in lock down now as many were predicting, Who is going to finance the next lock down? Did the reward money come through from the last lock downs? Where is the science? going from 14 days to just seven, Really? They truly must think humanity are a pack of idiots.
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This mandate overrides the significant testing done by the T.G.A .in 🇺🇸 American laboratories. Their result, they found aborted human cells in it.
But they allowed it to be called a Vaccine, only under an Emergency.
Never out side these parameters. NEVER.
Oh, I forgot, it’s only in the W.A. Government.
WA Premier McG, what do his handlers have on him? His child has been vax injured yet he continues apace.
The population en masse should say a resounding NO to this despotic idea and do NOT comply.
For anyone who has not seen it, the film, V for Vendetta, is on 9Go tonight at 8.30.. made in 2005 and set in a futuristic Britain – it might as well be year 2022 anywhere in the world today.. very much the same scenario. Well worth watching.
“Under the new legislation, which will automatically expire in two years’ time, a ‘Temporary COVID-19 Declaration’ can be made for three-month periods at a time. This framework will replace the current system where State of Emergency declarations must be renewed every two weeks to continue.”
In several words – PIG’s F*CKING ARSE!
These arseholes really must think the common Australian folk are universally mentally retarded (no offense to the genuinely handicapped).
The fake “pandemic” is supposedly already over – countries around the world are grudgingly accepting this (mainly because people have had a gutful of this garbage and aren’t playing along any more). So why in the world would WA want new “temporary” laws EVEN WORSE than those already in place to now “Manage COVID”?
Just like the 2018 bank bail-in legislation for which the Federal government claimed it has “no intention” of stealing your savings account money but which they rushed through IN SECRET to get past One Nation’s amendments to PROTECT your savings, THESE BASTARDS PASS THIS BS LEGISLATION BECAUSE THEY FULLY INTEND TO USE IT.
“Automatically expire in two years time”???
Just IMAGINE how much mileage they’ll get out of this over the next two years. They pushing this totalitarian BS because they INTEND TO USE IT. They ALREADY have their plans mapped out with dates and times for mass lockdowns, public beatings and forced injections scheduled.
In “two years time”, if we’re not already starving or dead, with the economy completely imploded and society in a full-retard permanent police state spiralling down into extinction, rest assured they’ll pass some new “temporary” legislation at that point JUST TO MAKE SURE.
Everyone else better start clenching their butt cheeks, because it’s dead certain that whatever they’re now rolling out in WA is coming to a state near you REAL SOON.
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Typical authoritarian action being taken here. Obviously States can over-rule Albanese’s declaration at the recent “national cabinet” meeting in which he declared isolations were a thing of the past commencing on October 14th, except for a couple of health related areas. It’s about time people realised that Covid in no longer an issue….never was really….just a concocted event to try and control the masses and most people swallowed the bait.
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Do they really think that the majority of people are going to fall for more of this covid rubbish? I think they need to let it go and realise their chance if killing us off has gone by the way.