Victoria's State of Emergency is extended by six months after Daniel Andrews' ...

Victoria's State of Emergency is extended by six months as 'Dictator Dan's' controversial bill passes by just ONE vote cast by a Greens MP who returned from maternity leave for marathon parliament session The bill passed just before 2am on Wednesday in the Victorian Upper House  There were 20 votes in favour and 19 against for Mr Andrews' contentious bill  Reason Party MP Fiona Patten also voted in favour of the six-month extension Mr Andrews faced backlash over his initial proposal of a 12-month extension

By Alana Mazzoni For Daily Mail Australia and Aap

Published: 21:25 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 1 September 2020

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Victoria's State of Emergency has been extended by six months after Premier Daniel Andrews' contentious bill passed parliament by just one vote.  

Victorian Greens upper house MP Samantha Ratnam returned from maternity leave to vote for the government's amended bill during a marathon parliament session early on Wednesday morning.

'I felt it was just too important that I had to be here,' she told reporters as she arrived at parliament with two-month-old Malala. 

Victorian Greens upper house MP Samantha Ratnam returned from maternity leave to vote for the government's amended bill during a marathon parliament session early on Wednesday morning

Victorian Greens upper house MP Samantha Ratnam returned from maternity leave to vote for the government's amended bill during a marathon parliament session early on Wednesday morning

Daniel Andrews faced intense backlash over his original proposal of a 12-month extension to the state of emergency powers

Daniel Andrews faced intense backlash over his original proposal of a 12-month extension to the state of emergency powers 

The passed just before 2am on Wednesday in the Victorian Upper House, with 20 votes in favour and 19 against.

Reason Party MP Fiona Patten and Animal Justice Party MP Andy Meddick also voted in favour of the six-month extension, giving the government 20 votes in the

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