• July 23, 2021

More severe restrictions, declared national emergency. What will set us free?

COVID-19 has blocked half of Australia, but there is no easy solution to unblocking it. However, following the rules would be a good start.

A man skirts a barricade on Bondi Beach (Image: AAP / Joel Carrett)

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Sydney, with 136 cases recorded overnight, a record for 2021. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian described the situation as a “national emergency” when she called for the Federal vaccine launch will focus on Sydney.

It is unclear what he will do to label the outbreak a “national emergency.” The National Emergency Declaration Act (Consequential Amendments) it was legislated only last year after the actual commission of forest fires and can be declared by state and territorial administrators if “extraordinary measures are required to prevent or minimize the effect, or probable effect, of that emergency in the territory.”

It could indicate tougher restrictions for the state, as more residents in West Sydney are not allowed to leave their local government area unless they are on a list of authorized workers.

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