Australian Government Propose Extreme Punishment for Violators of “Public Health Orders”

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The Victorian government has proposed two years in jail or a $90,000 fine for anyone who ‘intentionally and recklessly’ violates a public health order. Businesses will face a crippling fine of $455,000 for the same offense. The proposals, if passed, would unleash unprecedented power to the Minister and Chief Health Officer.