Jim’s Mowing founder Jim Penman is taking a legal battle to the Supreme Court to get access to the health advice the Victorian government used to enforce the world’s longest COVID lockdown.
It comes after Victoria’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal knocked back a request to see the documents behind the decision.
“It’s a fight for the future because if the government can get away with this kind of outrageous actions once, they’ll do it again,” Mr Penman told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“This won’t be the last lockdown, this won’t be the last epidemic we suffer but it’s important that governments are held to the rule of law which they’re not.
“This is an absolutely outrageous decision, the government’s own law says that they will not take away our livelihood without good reason, so what’s your reason? They can’t tell us. They will not tell us.
“So, the reality is they had no reason at all. The Premier was in breach of his own law and the only way you can explain this ridiculous finding is that the Tribunal is simply – they’re minions of the state government, they do whatever the government tells them.”