Today, around 50,000 brave people of the Victoria State, the second largest state of Australia, marched on the streets to protest against mandatory vaccine rules of their government.
According to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission, vaccination status is not a protected attribute under the Equal Opportunity Act in the state of Victoria. This means that a person who refuses to receive a vaccine that is made mandatory by his/her can be terminated on this basis.
Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrews had declared a state of emergency, which gives immense power to the Chief Health Officer to dictate rules that must be followed – like laws that were passed by the parliament.
This move was widely criticized as “draconian” by people who do not want to received the Covid-19 vaccines, which to this date has remained experimental as these vaccines only received emergency use authorisation.
The vaccine mandates imposed in Victoria are as follows (source: Victoria Legal Aid):
From 15 October 2021, your employer must collect, record and keep information about whether you are vaccinated. You should not give your employer false information about whether you are vaccinated. Your employer may have to provide this information to an authorised officer to prove they are following the law. If you are self-employed, you are your own employer and must follow the same rules.
For most workplaces, you must have your first dose by 22 October 2021 and your second dose by 26 November 2021.
From 15 October 2021, you can only work outside your home without being vaccinated if:
-you cannot be vaccinated because you have a medical condition. For example, if you had anaphylaxis from a COVID-19 vaccine, or you have an acute illness. You must give your employer proof of this from a medical practitioner
-you have a booking to get vaccinated before the deadline. You must give your employer proof of your booking
-there are exceptional circumstances. For example, if your employer needs you to work because of a medical emergency.
With these rules, the Victorian people are forced to choose between receiving an experimental medical intervention and their livelihood. This is not informed consent, this is coercion!
No wonder the Victorian people are saying No More.
Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of GNEWS.org.
Disclaimer: This article only represents the author’s view. Gnews is not responsible for any legal risks.