The ombudsman has slammed Daniel Andrews’s decision to fine anti-lockdown protesters for a ‘very regrettable breach of the law’.
‘I take the decision very seriously. I believe it is disappointing. I think it will create legal uncertainty,’ he said.
The protesters blocking construction workers in Ballarat’s Collins Street this morning are known as ‘collusion’, linked to former police detective Gary Police.Anti-lockdown protesters are known as ‘collusion’, linked to former police detective Gary Police
Today he’s on the balcony of Civic Hall, telling the ABC he believes there needs to be clarity on what is and is not an anti-lockdown protest.
Federal parliamentary secretary to the Victorian Minister for Employment, Andrew Robb, said that Labor’s actions were harmful to the cause of national workplace relations.
‘Advocating their own position puts workers at risk. It does nothing to promote their cause or provide an environment of trust, confidence and respect where workers can take the decision to boycott and go to work,’ Mr Robb said.
This morning two protesters found themselves facing fines for knocking down parked cars in the middle of a local residential street.
The highway across the city wasn’t closed in both directions as police conducted an arrest – but required drivers to use a tunnel.
The ombudsman is expected to respond to the protesters later today.
Construction work has continued, and by 5pm, the construction is 95 per cent complete on an indoor operating room building at the Cathedral Hospital in Ballarat.