This guy pretends to be a conservative!
‘Victorian Liberal leader Michael O’Brien has gone on 3AW this morning to endorse jail for people who fail to cooperate with contact tracers.
“How do you encourage them to talk?” asked 3AW host, Neil Mitchell.
“Look I’m furious – I’m furious with these blokes [the removalists] because they are putting all of us at risk. The economic and health consequences if we have another bloody lockdown will be just horrific. I’ve been trying to think about what we could do,” replied Victorian State Opposition Leader, Michael O’Brien.
“One idea would be to create a law of serious interference for a public health investigation and yes, you might make that as a jail-able offense. The point is, how do we get information out of people straight away? Because there’s no point saying, ‘well you could go to jail in two years’ time’ we need the information now.”
“The way that courts work is if you commit a contempt of court, the courts have the power to effectively hold you on remand – hold you in jail – until you purge that contempt. For example, if the court requires you to answer a particular question and you say ‘I’m not answering it’ the court can say that ‘that’s contempt of court’ and you’re going to sit there in the cell until you decide to actually give us the answer.”
“It is worth the government looking at creating some sort of offense. […] It’s an idea that’s absolutely worth exploring. These are unprecedented times.”
“I’m not a supporter of big government, and I am not a supporter of overbearing government powers,” insisted O’Brien, who has previously criticised the Labor government for overreach. “I do think that when it comes to public health investigations like this, there has to be a way to get information out of people.”‘https://www.rebelnews.com/michael_o_brien_endorses_jail_for_refusing_to_cooperate_with_contact_tracers?utm_campaign=rb_7_25_21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel