Australia adding legislation allowing the removal of children by force in regards to covid 19 coronavirus

Aug 17, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Response (Further Measures) Amendment Bill 2020

25A—Removal of children (1) Without derogating from section 25, an authorised officer may, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with any direction under that section, remove a child from any premises, place, vehicle or vessel to a place of residence of the child or to a hospital or quarantine facility, as the authorised officer thinks fit (and may, in doing so, use such force as is reasonably necessary).

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