Prime Minister Scott Morrison has flip-flopped on the issue of mandatory vaccinations, contradicting previous statements he has made on the matter.
In a recent press conference, Morrison stated that it is not the intention of the Commonwealth to make new laws in relation to mandatory vaccination. This includes not making change to anti-discrimination laws which could protect workers threatened with losing their livelihoods for refusing vaccinations.
In short, Morrison appears to be implying that his government will not pass further laws on this issue. Neither to directly assist in the privatisation of vaccine mandates by employers or to strengthen existing anti-discrimination laws to protect workers who do not wish to comply.
Given this, Morrison’s is less making a stand against mandatory vaccinations, so much as a hobble, attempting to placate the reasonable concerns of workers who risk losing their jobs for their vaccination status.
Considering that Morrison has made statements in the past indicating that he favours mandatory vaccinations, his willingness to alter his position is clear. What the Australian people want to know is if this is just more meaningless placation designed to cynically win support or a firm and final decision on matter? His words are one matter, but it is difficult to determine whether he may backtrack again.
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