A two-man protest has been launched on the steps of Victorian Parliament following the cancellation of this week's sitting.
Member for Northern Victoria Tim Quilty and fellow Liberal Democrat David Limbrick picketed the Victorian government over its handling of lockdowns in the state, particularly the decision to close parks.
"We're protesting how the government in Melbourne has locked down the parks and stopped the kids from playing with no justification," Mr Quilty said.
"They claim there is medical advice, but they've hidden it and they won't tell anyone what it is.
"I think there's none at all, they've just done it to show how tough they are and it's going to backfire.
"There is a mental health crisis for our kids, we need the schools open, but lets just start with opening the parks.
"Let the kids play."
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The regional MP claimed Parliament had been shut down in order to avoid scrutiny on lockdown measures.
"That's why they've shut down the Parliament, they don't want any questions on it," he said.
"They stopped us from asking our questions and raising them in Parliament, so now we're doing it outside."
Mr Quilty said that during the protest police attempted to have them moved along.
"The police have tried to move us along, we're waiting on more advice, but I don't think they're legally allowed to," he said.
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