Posted by Richard Willet Posted on 16 September 2020

Melbourne business owner seeking Liberal preselection launches coronavirus curfew court challenge

A cafe owner who says she fears she will lose her home because her business has been left struggling under Melbourne’s strict lockdown measures has launched legal action in Victoria’s Supreme Court, challenging the city’s contentious curfew.

Michelle Loielo, 41, claims her business in Capel Sound, on the Mornington Peninsula, has been put under “significant pressure” due to Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions, which were put in place to control the state’s second surge of infections.

Ms Loielo, who has flagged her intention to run for Liberal Party preselection at the next state election, launched the legal action for the city’s curfew to be declared “unlawful and invalid”.

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