Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter

TAFKAS has heard from a credible source that the Victorian police have been over run with citizens reporting on other citizens.  More inoffizieller mitarbeiters it seems.

When heard this, TAFKAS was minded to the Jeremy Irons speech in the movie Red Sparrow about life in Soviet Russia when he said:

… it took me years to realise I had been born in a prison.  Prison makes a beast out of a man.  I learned to cheat, to lie.  To do to others before they do to me.  To survive.  By any means.

This is what has become of Victoria.

Under the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, passed by the Brumby government, if a State of Emergency is declared, delegates of the Chief Medical Officer can do any of the following:

  • close any premises;
  • direct a person or group to enter, not to enter, to remain at, or to leave, any particular premises;
  • without a warrant, enter any premises and search for and seize any thing;
  • request information, including names and addresses;
  • inspect any premises;
  • require the cleaning or disinfection of any premises;
  • require the destruction or disposal of anything; or
  • direct the owner or occupier of any premises, or any other person, to take particular actions.

Delegates of the CMO don’t have to be police officers.

And this is the result of administrative malpractice.

TAFKAS dares another big government advocate claim that government is needed when the market fails.  If this does not evidence that market failure is usually better than government failure, TAFKAS is not sure what will.

Let’s hope that the next medical emergency declaration in Victoria is not “inappropriate voting” caused by mental anguish.

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17 Responses to Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter

  1. Luke

    What really angers me is the absolute silence of all the civil liberties/human rights groups, lawyers, academics and organisations on all of this.

    The biggest infringement of rights of citizens in history of the country and NONE of these groups have a problem with it. Where are the human rights declarations? All these groups who for years drag through the courts every infringement of the liberties of career criminals, prisoners and professional agitators have absolutely no problem with law abiding citizens being put under house arrest and stripped of employment.

  2. duncanm

    Luke,

    Dan will be more than likely awarded the Liberty Victoria Voltaire Human Rights Award.

  3. egg_

    This is the Draconian bullshit you get with Karens in charge.

  4. egg_

    What really angers me is the absolute silence of all the civil liberties/human rights groups, lawyers, academics and organisations on all of this.

    A “Reconstructive Surgeon” on Teh Dumb said 5% of folk were Libertarian by Nature and so non-conformist.
    Totalitarian, Jonathan Green, just labelled them “cranks”, of course.

    This was in relation to a woman in a car not wearing a mask FFS.

  5. miltonf

    What really angers me is the absolute silence of all the civil liberties/human rights groups, lawyers, academics and organisations on all of this.

    Me too. Some old codger rang up Tom Elliot this afternoon boasting how he dobbed in some food shop employees who weren’t masked. Small and mean.

  6. Scott Osmond

    The human rights and civil liberties types were never on the side of peoples rights and liberties. If you were a crim or anti-civilisation type however they were there for you. Several decades of watching them at work and who they supported and who they gave the cold shoulder led me to this conclusion.

  7. Gerard

    Would be solved in a week if Vic would promote use of Hydroxychloroquine treatment and as a preventative for exposed people, especially health care workers.

  8. Suburban Boy

    without a warrant, enter any premises and search for and seize any thing

    That power is subject to certain controls, as follows (section 190(7) of the Act):
    An authorised officer may only exercise [that power] … if—
    (a) the authorised officer reasonably believes that there may be an immediate risk to public health; and
    (b) the entry is necessary to enable the authorised officer

    The “reasonably believes” creates an objective test – one that courts can review if the power is abused. Put another way, if the power is used capriciously or unreasonably, you can sue the person using it for trespass.

  9. Chris M

    And crickets from the various Psych associations and colleges regarding the wave suicides and breakdowns. I like to think they would prefer not to have a tidal wave of new business but not so sure now.

    So shrinks are all in, as are church ministers.

  10. Barry

    Dan Andrews introduced the legislation in 2008, and now he is getting a massive erection every time he deploys one of the clauses. He is enjoying it as a personal vindication.

    The circle of oppression is closed.

  11. louis

    @Suburban Boy

    Oh yeah you can ‘challenge’ it. If you have a year to 18 months and $50-100K to take the judicial review action in the Supreme Court.

    Not to mention that the next step will be to limit judicial review of such actions and the ability of people to elect to go to court in challenging their fines. Also, one of the first Acts Parliament will pass on return will be to validate all public health directions and actions, and stop any chance of compensation. This – ironically – will be justified to save the State from costs it won’t be able to pay given the drop in tax revenue .

  12. H B Bear

    So in six months you can get a review from one of Rob Hull’s judicial appointments? Ask George Pell how that works.

    Just another day in Victoriastan.

  13. The Sheriff

    Victorians are disgusting people.

  14. mareeS

    The state off Victoria has been on this track of uberCommunism for a long time, but has seized its chance with the virus.Everything about it is now totalitarian. Keep it locked, but stay away from the rest of us.

  15. John Bayley

    If this does not evidence that market failure is usually better than government failure, TAFKAS is not sure what will.

    Government failure is the preferred outcome.
    It is when they succeed in what they are doing; then we really need to worry.

    “If you don’t like the crisis we created, then just wait until we start fixing it!”

  16. sfw

    I can’t see anything there about having to answer questions. Is the right to silence there? If it is then why did the police break into cars to find out what the occupants were doing? Unless they can force you to answer there questions they appear to have broken the law. They must have reasonable grounds to make entry and without the person saying anything I can’t see how they could have reasonable grounds, only suspicion. If those people were arrested and they hadn’t said or done anything that would give a member reasonable grounds then it would appear to be a false arrest. I reckon at some stage this has to hit the courst. The question is whether the Labor appointed judges will follow precedent or find a way to excuse the orders and behavior of the authorised officers.

  17. John A

    Luke #3535407, posted on August 4, 2020, at 6:23 pm

    What really angers me is the absolute silence of all the civil liberties/human rights groups, lawyers, academics and organisations on all of this.

    The biggest infringement of rights of citizens in the history of the country and NONE of these groups have a problem with it. Where are the human rights declarations? All these groups who for years drag through the courts every infringement of the liberties of career criminals, prisoners and professional agitators have absolutely no problem with law-abiding citizens being put under house arrest and stripped of employment.

    It is the biggest example of the false logic of “the ends justify the means” we have seen yet.

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