Unvaccinated MPs banned from Western Australian Parliament


Members of a Western Australian (WA) minor party were suspended from attending the Legislature because they did not provide evidence of vaccination.

Cannabis Legalization MP Sophia Moremond was forced to leave the Capitol after a motion requesting vaccination to attend a government building was passed.

Mormond, who had previously expressed concern about the experimental nature of the COVID-19 vaccine, accused the Government of Western Australia of targeting MPs as a result of her attitude towards vaccination.

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WA legalizes cannabis MP Sophia Mormond (Western Australia Parliament)

“Today, the Western Australian Parliament has passed a motion aimed directly at me, frankly, leading to my suspension in order not to reveal my personal medical information,” Mormond said on Facebook. Stated. Position..

“This move by Labor today wasn’t about protecting people. It was a political stunt that flew in the face of our democratic process,” she continued.

Great concerns have long been raised about the power of the Labor Party administration in Western Australia to pass the bill it chose as a result of its majority control over both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

The Victorian Labor Government is Australia’s only other jurisdiction that requires parliamentary vaccination certification.

The new move establishes WA’s certification of one of the country’s broadest vaccination requirements, covering industries such as health, mining, hospitality, entertainment and, in some cases, visiting families in hospitals and geriatric care facilities. It will be done after you do.

Mormond said he was concerned that the mission could lead to the division and separation of unvaccinated people.

“I can’t conscientiously contribute to a two-tiered society based on medical apartheid. It excludes one person, that is, what I see, because in this case it doesn’t have the same view as others. “She said.

WA Labor Party leader Suerary rejected the proposal that the government used control of the House of Councilors and the House of Representatives to target rivals.

“There is no mandatory vaccination. There are rules surrounding the impact on those who choose not to be vaccinated,” she said.

“No one is forcing you to inject something into your body.”

Liberal Party member Nick Goiran, who was not suspended from parliament, was one of the few members who opposed the motion.

“I support vaccination. I also support an individual’s right to medical privacy,” he said.

The Epoch Times contacted the Government of Western Australia but did not receive a response in time for the announcement.

On February 16, the state recorded the highest number of daily cases to date during a pandemic, and 115 new local infection cases brought the total number of active cases in the state to 444.

Daniel Kumerev

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Daniel Khmelev is a Perth-based Australian reporter working on energy, technology and politics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics and computer science. Contact him at [email protected]

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