Australian politicians disagree with vaccine passports


Queensland and New South Wales (NSW) Prime Ministers Scott Morrison on the so-called CCP Vaccine Passport, which allows fully vaccinated people to be exempt from restrictions or blockages and cross borders without quarantine. I rejected the idea of ​​the prime minister.

New South Wales Prime Minister Gladys Berejikrian has long opposed border closures and total blockades. Told the australian People should be free to travel around the country, whether or not they are vaccinated.

“There should be no internal boundaries. Within Australia, you need to be free to move, with or without vaccines,” says Beregikrian.

“Vaccines are our way of dealing with borders. There is no reason for a state to close its borders with other states.”

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Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek is watching a press conference on April 1, 2021 at the Parliament Building in Brisbane, Australia. (JonoSearle / Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Queensland Prime Minister Anastasia Parasek said she did not know how passports would work around Australia. Courier-mail reported..

“For me, there is no discussion in the national cabinet about how it works and why it is needed, so I think we need to discuss it more,” she said. Said.

“Maybe we need to go to the Prime Minister’s federal cabinet to discuss what they think of the idea.”

Morrison did not call it a vaccine passport, but states and states that impose such restrictions under public health orders on how to give more freedom to fully vaccinated people. He said he was interested in talking to the territory.

“If you are completely vaccinated and the state government decides to close the border for some reason at a particular time … you may not be subject to those restrictions,” he said. Told 3AW radio On thursday.

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Jacqui Lambie, Senator of the Houses of Parliament in Canberra, Australia, September 9, 2019. (Tracey Nearmy / Getty Images)

Senator Jacqui Lambie of Tasmania believes the idea is “a little outboard now.”

“As you know, people need to be vaccinated, and travel needs to be vaccinated,” she says. Nine talked about today Performance. “Would you like to go to your passport? That’s another thing.”

Senator Tasmania has proposed using a QR code to manage border crossings. “Please ask a question,’Are you vaccinated’, yes or no? That would be the easiest and most reliable way,” she said.

Meanwhile, independent member Craig Kelly, who resigned from the Liberal Party in February, submitted a bill to Congress to enforce a law suspending the production of COVID-19 vaccine passports.

“These vaccine passports are just a marketing gimmick for Big Pharma,” Kelly said at a rally in over 1,000 on May 15 in Sydney, a wide range of events called the World Rally for Freedom, Peace and Human Rights. It was held as part of.

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Independent MP Craig Kelly speaks at a rally for world freedom, peace and human rights held in Sydney, Australia on May 17, 2021. (Epoch Times)

The bill, modeled after it was passed by the Florida State Assembly in the United States in April, was supported by LNP MP George Christensen’s online petition for support.

“I divide Australians into those who have and those who do not, and vaccination passports, digital passports (labels) that deny work, deny services, or deny access to specific areas. I oppose any attempt to bring in (whatever). ” Website status..

The European Union is considering a “digital green pass” backed by countries such as Greece and Cyprus, which are heavily dependent on tourism.

Meanwhile, in the United States, Florida law prohibits health authorities from issuing passports. It is also prohibited to ask customers to provide proof that they have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.

States that have transitioned to a passport ban by legislative or executive order include Arizona, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Tennessee, and Texas.

New York became the first US state to launch a COVID-19 vaccine passport.

Daniel Teng contributed to this report.