A call for the intervention of the Governor of Victoria in running of the COVID-19 crisis.

A call for the intervention of the Governor of Victoria in running of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Eric Arthur-Blair started this petition to Linda Dessau AC. (Governor of Victoria)

The State of Victoria is facing certain economic and social peril due to the in-ability of the current Victorian Government to adopt a sensible and balanced approach to the ongoing management of the COVID-19 crisis.

The time has come to alert the Governor of Victoria to the will, and to the voice, of the people of Victoria in the context of these concerns, and request the Governor's immediate intervention by exercising the 'reserve powers'.

The 'reserve powers' are very limited in nature and exist to ensure that Victoria’s system of government operates within the accepted democratic and constitutional framework. They can, however, only be exercised in very exceptional circumstances.

The Governor of Victoria has the right to warn the Premier (or Minister) of the consequences of a proposed course. This might include a warning of the possibility of the exercise of reserve powers. Such a right would be exercised only in exceptional circumstances.

The Governor of Victoria has reserve powers that can be exercised notwithstanding the absence of, or despite, Ministerial advice.

In general terms, a Governor should not exercise a reserve power without giving the Premier adequate warning that it may be exercised. This would give the Premier an opportunity to take steps to avoid the need for it to be exercised.

For the sake of our future, and for the benefit of the broader Australian community and the future of our Federation itself, now is the time - these are the exceptional circumstances.

Citizens of Victoria - we need your voice, we need your action, and we need to rely on the democratic process, to have our voices heard by a state government that appears to becoming less democratic and more autocratic, with the passing of each day.

Your Voice Counts - Make it Heard.

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