The NSW Government has given police 48 hours to redraft the public health orders granting them “unprecedented powers” to enforce restrictions on the public.
According to 9News, the amendments, which will make it easier for authorities to “crackdown on rule-breakers,” will now “work for the police rather than work for the public.”
Commissioner Fuller and Police Minister David Elliot told a crisis cabinet meeting on Wednesday afternoon that the current orders are proving difficult to enforce, and greater powers are needed for the police to control the people.
The revisions are expected to include an increased military presence to “police” restrictions, along with a ban on people traveling to another property they own, and a heavier policing of singles bubbles.
According to the Daily Mail, the announcement came a day after Premier Gladys Berejiklian insisted she would not introduce harsher lockdown measures unless they have a proven impact on virus transmission.