An enraged former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett has accused Daniel Andrews of seizing ‘dictatorial powers’ after he moved to extend Victoria’s state of emergency into next year. Premier Andrews declared on Monday he wanted the state of emergency prolonged by at least 12 months to combat the coronavirus crisis, but parliament must first approve the change. Mr Kennett, who was Liberal premier between 1992 and 1999 and is widely credited with transforming the state’s economy, issued a blistering attack on the Labor incumbent and accused him of ‘destroying’ Victoria. ‘The premier said today he may keep the state of emergency until we have a vaccine – we may never have a vaccine,’ Mr Kennett told Sky News. ‘Are we all going to be locked up at the whim of the premier? Without any checks and balances? ‘This is an act of a megalomaniac.’ Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was called a ‘megalomaniac’ after saying he would extend a month of tough lockdowns which reduced the daily new infection rate from more than 700 on July 30 down to 113 on Monday Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett unleashed on Premier Daniel Andrews, calling him a ‘megalomaniac’ on Sky News and telling Radio 3AW that… Read full this story
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