Stop State of Emergency powers being in extended in QLD TO APRIL 2022

Stop State of Emergency powers being in extended in QLD TO APRIL 2022

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Samantha Ledgerwood started this petition to Annastacia (Premier of QLD) and

STOP THE  NEW BILL FOR EXTENSION OF EMERGENCY POWERS IN QUEENSLAND TO 30 APRIL 2022
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On 16 June 2021, right in the middle of ‘Budget Week’, the Minister for Health, Yvette D’Ath, tabled a new Bill extending the Public Health Emergency Response measures from 30 September 2021 to 30 April 2022.

The Public Health and Other Legislation (Further Extension of Expiring Provisions) Amendment Bill 2021 extends a range of emergency measures, including the extraordinary powers of the Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young. 


These powers include the ability to impose restrictions on the free movement of citizens, their ability to travel, conduct a business, attend school, church or sport, as well as the power to issue mandates on mask wearing, social distancing rules, the numbers of persons who can gather at any one time, border closures, area lockdowns and quarantine mandates.

The Bill also extends emergency measures, and creates new ones, for the care of mental health patients and persons with cognitive or intellectual disability, the operation of prisons and youth detention centres and related measures. 

The Bill was referred to the Health Committee by the Minister in the Speech, however it appears the Bill did not go to the Health Committee, instead to the list for the Economics and Governance Committee. 

The Committee is due to report back to Parliament by 6 August 2021, and has called for submissions on the Bill by 5pm on Wednesday 7 July 2021, so we need as many signatures as possible in the next three days 

Please sign and share.  This power grab and abuse, neglect and continual restrictions of our freedoms has to stop. 

 

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