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LAW READY FOR Y2K - THE HERALD SUN PAGE 10 ARTICLE
BY NICOLA WEBBER AND DAMON JOHNSTON 12 NOVEMBER 1999
Food may be rationed and inspectors will have the power to seize private property if disaster strikes on New Year’s Eve. People who refuse to hand over vehicles or any property needed for relief efforts face big fines and jail if they obstruct government appointed inspectors. The emergency laws have been introduced into State Parliament and will be passed before the new millennium.
Transport Minister Peter Batchelor told Parliament the laws may seem draconian but would not be needed if adequate contingency planning was in place for Y2K disasters.
The above article appeared in the Herald Sun in the lead up to Y2K and highlights the need for everyone to be aware of just what powers the Federal, State and Local governments have that my potentially impact upon them in a disaster situation.
Listed below are links to the various State and Territory Emergency Management Legislation on the internet:
Australian Capital Territory
If you live in the ACT you really need to read the following:
New South Wales
If you live in NSW you really need to read the following:
If you live in the NT you really need to read the following:
If you live in SA you really need to read the following:
If you live in Tasmania you really need to read the following:
If you live in QLD you really need to read the following:
If you live in Victoria you really need to read the following:
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