However, Mr Bach declared the Opposition would stand against the controversial legislation whether the government is successful in securing the required votes or not.
The Andrews Government’s controversial Pandemic Management Bill stalled after it failed to win over an additional vote in the upper house.
With less than ten days until Parliament rises for the rest of the year, the Andrews Government is working desperately to “pressure” at least one more crossbench MP, the shadow Attorney-General said.
“My message to my crossbench colleagues is stay strong, listen to your constituents, do what’s right first and foremost for your constituents and for the people of Victoria,” Mr Bach told Sky News Australia’s Peta Credlin.
“No matter what happens next week in the Parliament, every single Liberal Party member and National Party member of the Victoria upper house will vote against these dangerous and anti-democratic laws,” he said.
Controversial pandemic bill gives ‘trigger happy’ Andrews ‘unrivalled power’
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The Andrews Government negotiated with three upper house crossbenchers before the bill was passed in the lower house.
But after unveiling amendments to the legislation with the three MPs ahead of an expected victory, former Labor cabinet minister Adem Somyurek returned to Parliament and announced he would block the powers.
The unexpected move forced the government to delay debate and begin renegotiating with the remaining eight crossbenchers.
Mr Bach said he still hoped the crossbench would hold firm against the bill and block it.
“They could be defeated if the crossbench does the right thing and I certainly hope they stay strong and do that,” he said.
No one on crossbench will ‘flip’ on Vic pandemic powers bill: Limbrick
The proposed bill would remove the power to declare a pandemic from the Chief Health Officer and hand it to the Premier, along with the ability to extend the state of emergency in three-month blocks.
The Health Minister will also be handed wide-ranging powers to introduce broad “pandemic orders” which could include the detention of people, restricting movement and regulating public or private gatherings.
The state Opposition has flagged that it would work with the Premier on this bill but has also indicated it would repeal any legislation if it won government and introduce new laws.
“The Liberal Party will work constructively with the government to make sure that any necessary measures are in place as we move forward,” Mr Bach said.
The existing emergency provisions are set to expire on December 15.

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