The extension of Victoria’s State of Emergency powers to the Andrews government is devastating.
The State of Emergency will end less than 10 days before Christmas.
It sets a precedent that strikes at the heart of our justice system. It further divides a state already hacked to bits.
The self-serving deal struck between the Premier, Daniel Andrews, and three crossbench upper house MPs is reckless and paper-thin with credibility.
It is more akin to rice paper: it dissolves with less than a glass of water.
It is a political farce, a juvenile grab for juvenile minds and their votes one day.
It squashes the last gasp of optimism for Victorian businesses and families who hoped like heck that the days of…