Scott Morrison Coalition parliament
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There is a time and a place to debate the winding up of coronavirus lockdowns and the reopening of Australian society. That time is now, and that place is the federal and state parliaments of Australia.

Coronavirus lockdowns were imposed by fedral and state governments at the start of this pandemic in Australia. That was done using regulation, the power of the executive to amend and extend laws between meetings of the legislative body.

There was broad public support for this. Indeed, the border controls and lockdowns didn't happen fast enough.