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David Warth, Byron Bay

Vaccine passports, aka certificates, are now sitting in the wings waiting to be taken up by state governments. There was no bill before parliament to authorise this. It is an autocratic move by the prime minister.

This is not a vax or anti-vax issue. The question is ‘Do we really want a future where there will be two classes of Australians?’

The divisiveness of this is already appearing and will create deep and possibly irreparable rifts. There is a lot at stake.

Vaccine passports would have to be kept current to be valid. Annual vaccination is likely, possibly with booster shots and then there are variants to consider as well. This is not a quick fix and the proposed vaccination certificate solution may well cause more harm than good.

In a time when powerhouse states in the US like Texas and Florida are making vaccination passports illegal and opening up to the world, we in Australia seem to be going further into our shell.

So, do our leaders have an inspiring view of what Australia will be like when we come to terms with the reality of this situation? Will our young people be left to struggle with onerous impositions that were put in place before they had a chance to determine their own future?

It appears clear that whatever our point of view, it is time to discuss it. The future needs to be created. We have something very wonderful here and we don’t want to lose it.

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  1. The sad gets sadder.
    Those who believe in pandemic will obey……. even if not believing in pandemic most will obey………. The future is authoritarian fascism………. weasels will call it adaptation.

  2. Actually irrespective of your ideological beliefs , the future is more pandemics . Too many people ,too overcrowded ,too many dodgy farming practices , too much encroachment upon natural systems ,too many people who considered themselves entitled to fly here there and everywhere at a whim . In the end all the nonsense about conspiracy theories is irrelevant . Human beings as a species have trashed the natural world … Now we pay for our greed and refusal to slow down . So the vaccine certificate. Won’t matter . Once upon a time , not so long ago. You needed one to travel to certain countries . If you didn’t want to get the vaccination ,nobody cared they simply didn’t let you in . Oh , how things were so much simpler .

    • Rod……. if you can think of something to say (original thought, not borrowed)…. please do.

      Dave…… believes in pandemic and correctly predicts more pandemic….. but pandemics in the media are not real pandemics. If you believe in the first, believing next twenty comes easy.
      Someone somewhere is controlling your reality.


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