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Garrath Baihn

Hey mate Ive seen that section but it doesn’t say anything about public health orders

362B Power to give directions
(1) This section applies if the chief health officer reasonably believes it is necessary to give a direction under this section (a
“public health direction” ) to assist in containing, or to respond to, the spread of COVID-19 within the community.
(2) The chief health officer may, by notice published on the department’s website or in the gazette, give any of the following public health directions—
(a) a direction restricting the movement of persons;
(b) a direction requiring persons to stay at or in a stated place;
(c) a direction requiring persons not to enter or stay at or in a stated place;
(d) a direction restricting contact between persons;
(e) any other direction the chief health officer considers necessary to protect public health.
(3) A public health direction must state—
(a) the period for which the direction applies; and
(b) that a person to whom the direction applies commits an offence if the person fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with the direction.