Monday 1 August 2022 09:12 AM Politician says states should be stripped of powers over Covid lockdowns and ... trends now

Monday 1 August 2022 09:12 AM Politician says states should be stripped of powers over Covid lockdowns and ... trends now
Monday 1 August 2022 09:12 AM Politician says states should be stripped of powers over Covid lockdowns and ... trends now

Monday 1 August 2022 09:12 AM Politician says states should be stripped of powers over Covid lockdowns and ... trends now

Call for states and territories to be STRIPPED of many of their powers after turning Australia into 'eight countries' with Covid lockdowns and border closures Terry Young told Parliament states, territories should have less power, not more House of Representatives was debating a 'Restoring Territory Rights' bill He opposed it because of how state governments behaved during Covid Railed against state border closures and lockdowns that were inconsistent 

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A federal politician has called for Australian states to have fewer powers after they closed borders and locked down millions during the pandemic.

Liberal National MP Terry Young said the federal government should have been able to take the lead on Covid policy, but was handcuffed by the constitution.

'I'm one of those people who would like to see the powers of the states and territories reduced,' he said in the House of Representatives on Monday.

Mr Young was opposing a bill that would stop the federal government overriding laws made in the ACT and Northern Territory, and launched into a rant about how states handled the pandemic as his reasoning.

'I think one thing that the pandemic showed us for sure was that Australians had a gutful of living in what they called eight countries,' he

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