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Prominent QC says pandemic legislation still ‘falls short’ on two key issues

Neil Mitchell
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A prominent QC has welcomed changes to the government’s pandemic legislation, but says it still “falls short” on two key issues.

Paul Hayes QC was part of a group of legal identities who penned a letter to government expressing concern about the initial bill.

He said the disallowance provision and detention powers still made him uncomfortable.

“That’s problematic,” he said.

Press PLAY below to hear him explain why

Picture: Getty iStock

Neil Mitchell
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