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Neil Mitchell grills Health Minister over lack of independent oversight in pandemic laws

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Victoria’s Health Minister Martin Foley maintains there is sufficient independent oversight embedded in the state’s controversial pandemic laws, as critics slam the legislation for only including a parliamentary committee for review of detention powers.

Ombudsman Deborah Glass says the amended laws don’t “provide the level of independent oversight that … this legislation needs.”

But when grilled by Neil Mitchell over the lack of oversight, Mr Foley said he’s confident a parliamentary committee will review detention powers effectively.

“There is a long proud history of parliamentary committees in this state holding governments to account,” he told Neil Mitchell.

NEIL MITCHELL: “So they wouldn’t vote along party lines, you’re telling me, for the first time in history?”

MARTIN FOLEY: “Absolutely. The parliamentary committees take their roles incredibly seriously and I think your comments aren’t accurate.”

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The concerns the Victorian Ombudsman still has about Victoria’s amended pandemic bill

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