BILL NOW KILLED: Adem Somyurek to Vote Against Andrews’ Permanent Pandemic Law

18 November 2021

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Ex-Labor MP Adem Somyurek has sensationally vowed to vote against his former party to squash the Andrews Government’s controversial pandemic bill. Without Somyurek’s support, Upper House votes on the legislation will be tied, meaning that it cannot pass into law.

On Wednesday, Somyurek notified the Victorian Parliament of his vaccine status after being suspended for refusing to provide it. This move was the strongest hint yet that Somyurek planned to scuttle the bill.

Then in a Herald Sun op-ed late in the day, Somyurek put his intentions in print. He said that the legislation gives “too much power to the government” and that it could lead to a “tyranny of rule by decree”.

“I will not support this bill in its current form,” he wrote, “and I would encourage the government to go back to the drawing board and consult more broadly.”

Mr Somyurek currently sits on the crossbench as an independent after being exposed for branch-stacking last year and being ousted from the Labor Party.

Somyurek’s decision to derail the pandemic bill has been widely viewed as an act of revenge against his former leader Dan Andrews and other ex-colleagues.

Earlier this week, Premier Dan Andrews watered down the bill after some 100,000 protesters took to Melbourne’s streets over the weekend to decry the legislation.

Unless another Upper House member decides to back down on their public commitment and support the pandemic bill at late notice, Andrews will be forced to redraw the legislation for another vote.

Victoria’s current state of emergency expires on December 15 and cannot be extended.

Image via Gold Coast Bulletin.

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  1. Pauline 18 November 2021 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Praise the Lord. We will keep praying.

  2. Pauline 18 November 2021 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    Praise the Lord. We will keep praying.

  3. John coverdale 18 November 2021 at 11:18 pm - Reply

    Its not over yet, need to keep asking the upper house members who have said No, to hold to their decision and not back down. Dan will not give in that easily!

  4. PAUL 19 November 2021 at 7:09 am - Reply

    if you study history Adolf Hitler was same once he got extra power 6 million jews was killed to me once if he got power all unvaccinated in Victoria would have same faith don’t think for one sec that gov will be nice and fair that never happen in history

  5. Johline Garde 19 November 2021 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you Praise God ????

  6. Rogan Mari 19 November 2021 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Be vigilant, people. This man is not easily deterred. He sold out our country to the Chinese. He ignored the people. He sent in troops with rubber bullets.Keep standing, keep speaking up, keep praying with others.
    Don’t give up
    God bless.

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