Looks like legal action to follow Jim Penman’s open letter. Should the restrictions and the law be applied to everyone the same way, or should there be exemptions for those who can afford to challenge it? There’s no simple solution to dealing with a public health crisis and while it affects the community as a whole, then the restrictions also affect the community as a whole. We’ve already seen the problems that arise from creating exemptions and the inability of people to either understand the intention of the restrictions (or the exemptions) or their attempt to find technical loopholes to circumvent them. Sometimes it’s necessary to apply one size fits all. Sometimes it also fails miserably.
Jim’s Mowing founder Jim Penman says his Victorian contractors financially affected by Melbourne’s strict second lockdown could sue the State Government for $7 million.