How is this different from the existing “state of emergency” and what powers does it give the Andrews government?
- Anne Twomey
- The Conversation
What is the difference between a state of emergency and a state of disaster?
Victoria has been in a state of emergency since March 16 2020.
This is a declaration that is made under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, where there is a serious risk to public health.
The Act confers wide-ranging powers on the Chief Health Officer. These include the power to…