Saul Eslake: Victoria has turned into a police state

Saul Eslake is a highly respected economist and is about as centrist as you can get. Yet Eslake is aghast at the heavy handed display by the Victorian Government and Police against its own citizenry in enforcing its draconian COVID-19 lockdown rules.

According Eslake, Victorians during the first lockdown payed almost $6 million in fines for breaching COVID restrictions, $2.2 million more than the rest of the country combined:

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