Australian MP George Kristensen abstains from voting citing “unvaccinated” discrimination

Australian coalition member George Christensen said he would not vote with the government on bills and motions in the House of Representatives until the federal government acted to prevent discrimination against “unvaccinated” people by states and businesses.

“Early today, I told Barnaby Joyce, the leader of the House of Representatives (and the room of the House of Representatives I am a member of), an Australian who was not vaccinated by the state government or private companies for either employment or customers. I’ve told you that unless you take action to prevent discrimination, then I’m not going to be hit by the discipline of the party room when voting in the House of Representatives. ” Written in his Nation First Monday newsletter.

“For clarity, until federal action is taken against vaccine discrimination, I will not only vote for the government as MP normally does, but will vote in good faith on the bill and substantive motions. (Or refrain from voting). “

A conservative politician in Queensland said she would continue to support the government by voting for external cooperation and procedural motions “unless it is related to the elimination of vaccine discrimination.”

However, he did not guarantee his support for the bill or substantive motion until action was taken to stop “vaccine discrimination.”

Kristensen wrote that his stance would “no doubt” bring about a personal attack on himself, but for him, “the prospect of ending tyranny, discrimination, separation, unemployment, and business.” Negative It’s all done (or is about to be done) to my fellow Australians, “he wrote.

It called for the country to abolish its vaccination obligations, even though a majority of colleagues in the party room voted against it after five coalition senators voted in favor of the legislative bill on Monday.

A Nationalist Senator Pauline Hanson announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Status (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill 2021 on 22 November.

“This is a pandemic of discrimination,” she told Congress, saying the Senate is responsible for protecting the rights of individuals.

“You may disagree with the choices people make, but that doesn’t mean that the right to choose should be stolen from them,” she told the sitting MP.

She accused state leaders of “enjoying” their power to “command and control the people they are supposed to serve.”

“They are anxious to maintain this power as much as possible. They ignored the Prime Minister’s national plan and the decision of the National Cabinet,” she said.

Tasmania’s independent senator Jacqui Lambie has accused the bill, saying that unvaccinated individuals have not been discriminated against and have chosen to endanger the lives of others.

“You have the right to choose. You don’t have the right to endanger the lives of vulnerable people. You don’t have that right, so you shouldn’t have that right,” she said. Told.

Last week, South Australia’s Liberal Senator Alex Antic joined his colleague Queensland Senator Gerald Renick and pledged to refrain from voting on vaccination obligations and concerns about vaccination safety.

“Australian people are free to choose their treatment and way of life,” Antic wrote to him. Facebook page November 12th.

“It is unreasonable for Australians to be discriminated against based on their decision to submit to (or otherwise) medical procedures,” he added.

Shortly thereafter, Prime Minister Scott Morrison began to oppose vaccine obligations, bringing the issue to a central stage in federal politics.

“We are not in favor of the compulsory vaccine imposed by the government. Companies can make their own choices under the law, but we tell them what to do or Australians. It’s not about telling you what to do, “he told reporters.

Daniel Teng contributed to this report.

Caden Pearson


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