On 21 June 2021, Independent MP Craig Kelly introduced a 'No Domestic COVID Vaccine Passports Bill 2021' into the Australian Federal Parliament to ban the use of vaccine passports in Australia. You can read it in detail here.
It is imperative we inform all of our local Federal representatives that we do not support any form of health pass for domestic travel and we are looking for their support in this bill. Let them know how many of their constituents do not want any form of governance or digital passports to travel around Australia.
We are supporting our friends over at Vaccine Choice Australia in their Truth Day Question series, where we write to our local MP's to advise them of our opinion regarding matters they have been elected to represent us. Remember that they can't represent you properly if you're not communicating how you feel on issues.
An overview of the questions VCA are asking:
The ‘No Domestic COVID Vaccine Passports Bill 2021’ (C2021B00078) was registered and introduced on 21 June 2021 by Mr Craig Kelly.
“A Bill for an Act to protect the right of Australians to make their own health decisions in relation to COVID vaccination, and for related purposes.”
The Bill gives effect to Australia’s international obligations, particularly under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (particularly article 12), and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (particularly articles 7, 17 and 26).
As a constituent, I expect that you will vote in favour of this Bill to protect the rights and freedoms of the Australian people.
Can you please confirm that as my federal representative you will vote in favour of this Bill?
If you choose not to vote in favour of this Bill, can you please explain why you have made such a decision?
Simply complete the details in the form below and don't forget to check the link in your email to confirm and send. You may also need to check your junk folder for the confirmation. A couple of pointers:
Use your own words as much as possible. You can find some supportive information here for suggestions on what to write.
You do NOT need to use a greeting or sign off - this is all done for you
Review your letter. The last box will show you exactly how your email will look. Edit this section to make sure you are happy with how it reads before you press submit.
Check your email for the confirmation email for your letter to be sent. Check your junk folder if it doesn't come through within a few minutes of submitting the form.
We also recommend calling your MP's office to follow up they have received your email and to impress the importance of the matter. A phone call is reflection of many in the community. This document will also provide suggestions on how to have a discussion over the phone.
Please share with as many people as you know so they can write or even call their local MP and let them know you say NO to any domestic COVID Vaccine passports.