Many a layperson may have an opinion about the law where they put it out on social media where others mistake it as actual facts.
Unfortunately to the novices this can lead them up the garden path, so to speak.
So, let's get a couple of 'facts' out the way with regards to the shenanigans of people in power in Victoria.
1). The lawmakers in Victoria can make whatever laws they so desire,
- even for example some far fetched idea as a law to kill babies born with blue eyes.
2). This is done 'legally' via Section 16 of the Victorian Constitution (or the Constitution Act 1975).
3). The 'Victorian Constitution' is an unlawfully enacted law.
4). No one in Australia is a "land owner", where you actually purchase the right to use the land however you see fit, to a degree.
Problem Reaction Solution
The people in government create a 'problem' where they already have the solution where they put the 'problem' out into the community so that the solution can be implemented.
The people in government created a 'problem' called housing shortage.
During something called natural growth a country's people do not experience a 'housing shortage'.
The people in the Victorian government import approximately 1500
This creates a real problem for the infrastructure as it is not built for the sudden (herd population) increase.
The government created problems burden the people with high traffic, no jobs for 'Australians' and the topic at hand - housing.
So the people with very low qualifications in government have thought of the bright idea to tax their slave / serf population for having vacant houses.
Once again under whatever 'Bill' or amendment to whatever current Act they decide to stuff it under, you can bet your (Victorian) 'Constitution' that the law is unlawful.
Will this give the policy enforcers the right to break into your home to see if you live there?
Under communist rule, if the people in government assessed that you did not 'occupy' your place,
the 'authorities' would literally move in.
Such is life in a modern day penal colony.
Another action brought to you by criminals in government.
See (text only) article from 9 Nov 2017 by the Herald Sun of the headline:
Premier Daniel Andrews warns owners “land banking” to rent or sell vacant properties