Victoria’s Supreme Court has mounted a legal challenge to curfew and public health order.
The case was brought by a desperate Mornington Peninsula restaurateur, who claims that Melbourne ‘s harsh lockout is unconstitutional.
Michelle Loielo tries to overturn the city’s curfew on the grounds that it is in contravention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The curfew initially wanted people to stay home from 8 pm to 5 am but was moved back from Monday to 9 pm.
The single mother, whose husband died last year from cancer, claims the curfew infringes her right to freedom, freedom and security.
She says the restrictions mean she struggles to keep her business going and take care of her kids.
The business owner is a prominent figure in the restaurant scene in the area , taking on Liberal MP Edward O’Donohue last year.
Loielo ‘s lawyers lodged the documents Tuesday in Victoria’s Supreme Court.
She says she stands up for owners of small businesses throughout the state.
Court documents state that the limitations are not fairly proportionate and are not based on appropriate and credible facts in compliance with public health legislation.