RMIT ABC Fact Check
Scott Morrison says businesses can refuse entry to unvaccinated patrons without falling foul of discrimination laws. Is that correct?
As the vaccine rollout continues to accelerate, some businesses are making decisions about whether to open their doors to those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Melbourne radio host Neil Mitchell asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison if he intellectually supported a “no-jab, no-entry approach in commerce”.
Mr Morrison replied: “Businesses have that right to say who can come into their premises. That’s what the law says. And that doesn’t fall foul of discrimination laws.”
So, can businesses refuse entry on the basis of vaccination status – and would such policy not breach discrimination laws?
RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.