The Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews has mandated that all authorised workers in both metropolitan and regional areas must have the COVID vaccination. If they do not comply, they will not be allowed to work.

While vaccination is our safest and most important way out of this pandemic, the coercive nature of this Public Health Order undermines the civil liberties of Victorians and puts at risk our already stretched workforce in regional Victoria.

The Victorian public have already shown their willingness to support the vaccine. The roll-out of the vaccine is progressing at a strong and steady pace on a voluntary basis. The following question therefore needs to be asked: is this heavy handedness necessary and proportionate to counter the risk of COVID? I would argue, no.

Dr Anne Webster MP

 

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