Original Article Richard Ferguson from The Australian
“Coalition conservatives are calling on national cabinet to follow British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s lead and ditch vaccine passports to enter pubs, stadiums and hairdressers.”
Coalition senators Alex Antic, Eric Abetz and Gerard Rennick oppose vaccine passports and say the premiers – who have the primary power to make public health orders – should rethink plans to give back freedoms to vaccinated Australians only.
“Boris Johnson’s approach is the right one. I oppose vaccine passports on principle, but they are also wrong on a practical level. Vaccinated people can still contract and spread the virus. The only answer is to get people vaccinated so they get protection; an added passport offers no protection,” Senator Abetz said on Monday.
Senator Rennick called on Scott Morrison to directly intervene to stop NSW and other states from making vaccine passports a permanent policy.
“Scott Morrison really needs to step on this. We’ve relinquished too much power to the states,” he said.
“What is the exit plan for these vaccine passports? Do they expire? Do you need to update them if you get a third booster shot? This is what you see from health bureaucrats who will not relinquish power easily.”
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