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Human rights under lockdown

The past week has seen Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews taking, what he calls, "extraordinary steps" to enforce at-home restrictions to try and contain the coronavirus, especially for people living in high rise public housing towers. But how far can governments go in a public health emergency before impeding on a person's individual rights and freedoms? And does access to those rights depend on where someone lives?

ABC Radio National Life Matters 

Hosts: Michael Mackenzie and Hilary Harper


  • Stan Winford, Associate Director, Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT University.
  • Dr Maria O’Sullivan, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Monash University.

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