NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has signed off on a public health order which appears to ban people who have not had two doses of a so-called “Covid vaccine” from going outside under specific circumstances.
The order is titled Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) Amendment (No 7) Order 2021 and falls under the Public Health Act 2010.
Dated and signed by Hazzard on September 10, 2021, it is a repeal/update of the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) 2021, dated August 20, 2021.
It contains many silly clauses which should frankly be laughed out of court. Similar to legislation recently passed in South Australia, it goes into great detail regarding singing and dancing in public places.
The focus of the order appears to be to update previous health orders which specified the limits to personal freedom during lockdown, and establish a more permanent restriction to personal freedom, although this is couched in terms of allowing “fully vaccinated persons” to do extra activities in so-called “stay at home areas and areas of concern.”
The order defines a fully vaccinated person as someone who has:
(a) has had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or
(b) has a medical contraindication certificate issued to the person.
Expect that definition of “fully vaccinated person” to last about as long as “it doesn’t necessarily need to be a mask, it could be a scarf or a hanky, just something to cover your face.”
It gets really weird here:
24A Outdoor recreation for fully vaccinated persons:
(1) A person may leave the person’s place of residence for outdoor recreation no further than 5 kilometres from the place of residence if the person—
(a) is a fully vaccinated person or is under 16 years of age, and
(b) undertakes the outdoor recreation only with persons who, if at least 16 years of age, are fully vaccinated persons.
Example— This applies to leisure activities, including fishing.
(2) A person must not be away from the person’s place of residence for more than 2 hours per day under this clause.
(3) A person who is at least 16 years of age who leaves the person’s place of residence under this clause must—
(i) evidence showing the person’s name and place of residence, and
(ii) vaccination evidence for the person, and
Example— An online immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate from the Australian Immunisation Register.
(b) produce the evidence if requested to do so by a police officer.
What this wording implies is that there are conditions under which it will be illegal to go out in public if you are unvaccinated, if you do you must carry proof of being a “fully vaccinated person”, and you must show this proof to a police officer when they demand it.
It’s happened. Vaccine Passports to leave your house is now a thing in NSW.
This is stupid.
Any legislation, public health order, or any other document produced by the ruling class which tries to define whether people need to be seated or standing when food is served, whether or not they have to cover their mouths when they sing, how many people can safely reside within a certain number of square metres, or the conditions under which we may leave our home, to protect us from the sniffles, is stupid.
There is no need to wade through this public health order to understand the ins and outs of the law when confronted by a police officer. There is no need to check if it complies with either the spirit or the letter of the Australian Constitution, although it couldn’t hurt.
Stuff like this is put together in order to make tyranny seem reasonable, or at least to make you think that you have to spend lots of time and do lots of research in order to unpack it and counter it.
But you don’t. This public health order is stupid.
And the people trying to implement it are psychopaths who know it is stupid.