ABC says discrimination "needed" against unvaccinated, new TGA report shows 1 in 384 doses of COVID vaccine causing adverse reactions, PM fawns over incoming high-tech weaponry, and more in today's edition... Federal • Office of PM | AUSTRALIA TO PURSUE NUCLEAR-POWERED SUBMARINES THROUGH NEW TRILATERAL ENHANCED SECURITY PARTNERSHIP 16 Sep 2021 https://www.pm.gov.au/media/australia-pursue-nuclear-powered-submarines-through-new-trilateral-enhanced-security The Government will also acquire additional long-range strike capabilities for the Australian Defence Force. Throughout the decade, Australia will rapidly acquire long-range strike capabilities to enhance the ADF’s ability to deliver strike effects across our air, land and maritime domains. These include: -Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, to be fielded on our Hobart class destroyers, enabling our maritime assets to strike land targets at greater distances, with better precision. -Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (Extended Range) will enable our F/A-18 A/B Hornets and in future, our F-35A Lightning II, to hit targets at a range of 900km. -Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (Extended Range) (LRASM) for the F/A-18F Super Hornet. -Continuing collaboration with the United States to develop hypersonic missiles for our air capabilities. -Precision strike guided missiles for our land forces, which are capable of destroying, neutralising and supressing diverse targets from over 400km. -Accelerating $1 billion for a sovereign guided weapons manufacturing enterprise – which will enable us to create our own weapons on Australian soil. To counter what threat, exactly? I'm not particularly pleased by the notion that I could be pinpoint-blasted to ashes whilst holidaying in the Blue Mountains, by some Air Force schmuck in Adelaide... • Office of PM | KEY NAVAL PROJECTS CONFIRMED FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA 16 Sep 2021 https://www.pm.gov.au/media/key-naval-projects-confirmed-south-australia • Office of PM | PRESS CONFERENCE - CANBERRA, ACT 16 Sep 2021 https://www.pm.gov.au/media/press-conference-canberra-act-24 • Office of PM | INTERVIEW WITH JANE MARWICK, 6PR 17 Sep 2021 https://www.pm.gov.au/media/interview-jane-marwick-6pr Marwick: Let's hope, let's hope that you and the Premier can be friends again. Prime Minister: Oh, we already are friends, we're always good friends and we get on just fine. And politics will go round and round and round. But the Premier and I will keep getting things done for Western Australia. Yes, indeed – don't buy into the scam that our State & Federal leaders are somehow enemies, or that they even dislike each other. It's all for the cameras, and makes for perfect distraction fodder. Of course, being a State Premier or Prime Minister isn't the top of the ladder.. not even close! But the plans we're seeing now have been made far in advance, and the Kingmakers of the Shadows always choose suitable candidates for their 'top brass' in the public eye. • Department of Health | Top 3 COVID-19 vaccine questions – COVID-19 vaccine boosters, vaccine passports, and dosage for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFb3Slrbnr8 Department of Health forgot to include the video or the 'answers' on its website today so I've transcribed the below from YouTube. "Your second question is about vaccine passports and will we need vaccine passports for international travel or for use within Australia? So at the moment we are looking at COVID-19 digital certificates and these are available to anyone who has had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in Australia. ... We're also looking at whether we will introduce international travel certificates for people who are travelling out of Australia and eventually of course for people who are travelling back into Australia, providing evidence that people have been vaccinated and are fully protected against COVID-19. This is an area that is rapidly changing and how these certificates will be used is also currently being debated – whether we'll need certificates to move around Australia, to access individual venues or events or for other purposes is still being determined. So we'll let you know, again, more about digital certificates for proving your vaccination status as we get more information. Just like our scumbag PM, 'Professor' Kidd is playing the game of "it's not a vaccine passport because that's not the specific term we are using for it". Let's stop Kidd-ing ourselves, and call a spade a spade. On the third question which is 'Will kids aged 12-15 need two doses of the vaccine or just one?' Kidd just reinforces that the "recommendation" from TGA/ATAGI et al. is that kids in this age group have two doses. • Department of Health | ATAGI update following weekly COVID-19 meeting – 15 September 2021 https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-update-following-weekly-covid-19-meeting-15-september-2021 • Department of Health | Grant opportunity to improve digital frontline health care https://www.health.gov.au/news/grant-opportunity-to-improve-digital-frontline-health-care • TGA | International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) 16 September 2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/international-coalition-medicines-regulatory-authorities-icmra The International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities (ICMRA) brings together the heads of 30 medicines regulatory authorities from every region in the world, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an observer. The head of TGA is the Vice-Chair of ICMRA and TGA representatives are actively engaged in the work of enhancing international regulatory collaboration, improving communication, and addressing shared regulatory challenges. • TGA | COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Safety Report 16-09-2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/periodic/covid-19-vaccine-weekly-safety-report-16-09-2021 Australia has now reached 535 DEATHS post-vaccination, and 2.6 in every 1000 doses have seen adverse events recorded in the system (that means for every 384 doses – not individual people vaccinated – one has caused an adverse reaction which either the victim or their administering health worker felt was significant enough to report). • TGA | Consultation: Proposed improvements to the Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 17 September 2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/consultation/consultation-proposed-improvements-therapeutic-goods-advertising-code • APH | Committee Recommends Extended Supervision Order Scheme Proceed With Amendments - Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) https://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/House_of_Representatives/About_the_House_News/Media_Releases/Committee_Recommends_Extended_Supervision_Order_Scheme_Proceed_With_Amendments "In its Advisory report on the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2020 tabled on Thursday, the PJCIS made 11 recommendations in relation to the Bill, including recommendations to improve clarity and guidance on the operation of the scheme. Chair of the Committee, Senator James Paterson, said: “The Committee recognises that many high-risk terrorist offenders who are due to be released from prison may still pose an unacceptable risk to the community. “The new Extended Supervision Order scheme and interim supervision orders will give law enforcement the tools to manage and monitor the ongoing threat that a terrorist offender may pose to the community following their release from jail,” Senator Paterson said. Australia’s Terrorism Threat Level was raised to ‘Probable’ in September 2014. Social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased access to online material has increased the reach of extremist propaganda. The problem is that most major "terrorist attacks" in post-colonial Australia have been either blatant false flags (ie. Port Arthur Massacre – see this YT series for a brief intro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqKjymFCUYI), or intentionally allowed to happen by 'counter-terrorism'/surveillance authorities who were already fully aware of the attacker/s motives and plans. • Federal Register of Legislation | recent bills introduced (* = since last update) National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00123 Biosecurity Amendment (Enhanced Risk Management) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00134 Commonwealth Electoral Amendment (Integrity of Elections) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00133 Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00135 Foreign Intelligence Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00114 National Health Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00124 International Human Rights and Corruption (Magnitsky Sanctions) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00095 Human Rights (Targeted Sanctions) Bill 2021 https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021B00105 States • NT | COVID-19 – Infringements – Darwin Airport 16 September 2021 https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates/items/2021-09-16-infringements-darwin-airport
• WA | COVID-19 update 16 September 2021 https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Media-releases/2021/COVID-19-update-16-September-2021 • SA | COVID-19 update 344 16 September 2021 https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/about+covid-19/latest+updates/covid-19+round+up+reports/covid-19+update+344 • VIC | CHO Update: Restrictions https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/covid-19-chief-health-officer-update "With Victoria due to hit its 70 per cent first-dose vaccination target tomorrow, the Chief Health Officer has recommended some modest easing to restrictions from 11:59 pm on Friday 17 September 2021. Restrictions on outdoor social interaction and gatherings, outdoor exercise and the distance people can travel from their home will ease in in lockdown areas of metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat. In regional Victoria (excluding Ballarat), gyms and swimming pools will reopen with capacity limits." • QLD | Updated border restrictions for City of Lismore 16 September 2021 https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/doh-media-releases/releases/updated-border-restrictions-for-city-of-lismore • QLD | Queensland’s voluntary assisted dying law passed 16 September 2021 https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93249 • QLD | Queensland Government introduces toughest parole laws in the nation 16 September 2021 https://statements.qld.gov.au/statements/93246 • NSW | COVID-19 update 16 September 2021 https://vimeo.com/606199886/4cf3ff1ec2 News/Media/Misc • ABC News | Northern Australia Minister David Littleproud criticises Northern Territory's stage 3 COVID roadmap https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-16/nt-david-littleproud-stage-3-reopening-territory/100466572 Littleproud, what a fitting name for this gutless wonder... "The Prime Minister has put a platform through the National Cabinet to try and get consistency," he said. "I think it's important, no matter their political persuasion... chief ministers and premiers, they really need to stick to the plan. "[The Prime Minister] has tried his guts out to try and make sure that they all work together, and that is the frustrating thing." Remember, the so-called "National Cabinet" is a political nothingness, it has no power or legality apart from what the media and politicians have implied it does, in order to trick you. The 'almighty' W.H.O. is almost exactly the same. • ABC News | COVID live updates: NSW to trial shorter quarantine periods for fully vaccinated arrivals https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-17/covid-live-blog-vaccine-blitz-over-60s-pfizer-jabs-pop-clinics/100469408 So even after 2 doses, you still have to quarantine, but the 'reward' is you can do it for a week less than unvaccinated people? How can anyone take this stuff seriously... it's beyond insanity. • ABC News | Confused about Victoria's new COVID restrictions? / Victoria's COVID restrictions are changing again. Here's what they will be from 11:59pm Friday https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-16/victoria-lockdown-restrictions-regional-and-greater-melbourne/100467640 • ABC News | Businesses fear 'confrontations, chaos' when refusing service to unvaccinated / Will refusing service to unvaccinated people spark confrontation? And is it discrimination? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-17/small-businesses-worried-about-confrontations-with-unvaccinated/100467952 "Newcastle publican and restaurant owner Luke Tilse is desperate to reopen his two venues when the 70 per cent double vaccination target is reached in New South Wales, but he is also apprehensive. ... "We're going to have 18 to 24-year-olds in the hospitality industry having to deal with a very vocal minority. So I have mixed feelings." ... Is refusing unvaccinated people discriminatory? Business lawyer Kate Thompson, a senior associate at Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors, said the looming laws had raised many legal concerns for businesses, particularly about discrimination. In recent weeks, new groups on social media have seized on discrimination as a reason why businesses should serve everyone, jab or no jab. [ed; like this one, which I'll be happily sharing in all of our Daily Dose updates – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1213829215752696] But Ms Thompson said the argument didn't really have "legal legs". "Discrimination is one of those areas that lots of people like to talk about, but which is not particularly well understood," she said. [ed; yeah, by you...] "There is no protected attribute which relates to vaccination status, in the same way we understand traditional forms of discrimination like disability, sex, or age. "So it's not overtly discriminatory or in contravention of any of the existing legislation to discriminate against someone for reason of their vaccination status." [ed; incorrect. will address this in a future post] In some limited cases, there might be instances of indirect discrimination when someone had a legitimate medical reason for not getting vaccinated, Ms Thompson said. Protections will be in place Businesses were uncertain and concerned about their responsibilities for enforcing the vaccination rule for customers, the Hunter region's business chamber said. ... But NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro said there would be protections in place. "Well before we open up, we'll be looking at legislative changes or the public health order to protect businesses in relation to liability to not allowing unvaccinated people in," he said. "Industry and business have led the charge here, they've asked for this, so we can open earlier because of the pain and the impact on the economy, jobs and on their businesses." Mr Barilaro said the vaccine passport [ed; didn't you lot get the memo? they're "digital certificates" 😉] and QR code system would be trialled in a regional location with high vaccination rates and low transmission levels prior to opening up. [ed; of course, now they simply pick a location with the right demographic and/or high percentage of desirable pro-narrative stats, then use the 'success' of this program to justify metro implementation] He said businesses saying they would serve customers with or without a jab should stay closed until restrictions eased further — or face heavy [ed; illegal] fines. "Businesses don't have to open at 70 per cent," he said. "If they want to open, they open under the framework that we've designed and announced, and that is [for] vaccinated staff having vaccinated customers." • ABC News | ACT unlikely to ease COVID restrictions for fully vaccinated / Vaccination passports are being considered around the world, but the ACT is unlikely to ease COVID-19 restrictions for double-dosed Canberrans https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-17/act-unlikely-to-ease-covid-restrictions-for-fully-vaccinated/100465624 ¿Que? "When the European Union legislated a divide between vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens, it decided the law should last a year. It is set to expire in July 2022. In Australia, there has been little discussion of how long vaccination discrimination would be needed." Hang on a second. In what world is ANY kind of discrimination "needed"?? Did the ABC really just print that? The dodgy EU law in question can be found here https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32021R0953&from=EN#d1e1225-1-1. • ABC News | Adelaide paedophile Geoffrey William Moyle sentenced over abuse of Cambodian children https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-17/adelaide-man-geoffrey-william-moyle-sentenced/100470112 • 9 News | Another driver allegedly tries to plough through Queensland border barrier Sep 17, 2021 https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-updates-border-coolangatta/180d7682-0bff-4328-ba6c-e9582f50f20b • 9 News | Warning for people planning anti-lockdown protest in Sydney this weekend Sep 17, 2021 https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-update-nsw-warning-against-sydney-protest/360a2dbc-fe18-4fe7-9e54-969185c83b89 • 7 News | China state media warns Australia could become ‘potential target for nuclear strike’ due to new AUKUS pact https://7news.com.au/politics/federal-politics/china-warns-australia-a-potential-target-for-nuclear-strike-due-to-new-aukus-pact-c-3990107 • 7 News | Premier announces home quarantine trial in NSW as 12 new COVID deaths are recorded https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/premier-announces-changes-to-nsw-hotel-quarantine-as-new-covid-deaths-are-recorded-c-3988563 Again, why are they quarantining people who've already had two doses of the Secret Sauce? That was the golden ticket, wasn't it..? Sorry, vaxxed hopefuls in NSW.. you got played! • Sky News | Melbourne traffic and trams stopped by tradies protesting harsh new restrictions for construction workers https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/melbourne-traffic-and-trams-stopped-by-tradies-protesting-harsh-new-restrictions-for-construction-workers/news-story/0f9ac41a371d4defd2ce0c2283df35f8 • Sky News | Defence Minister Peter Dutton says a war with China 'is a question for the Chinese' following AUKUS https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/defence-and-foreign-affairs/defence-minister-peter-dutton-says-a-war-with-china-is-a-question-for-the-chinese-following-aukus/news-story/b6e79379477ab7ae8ff596732a5af7fe • Cairns News | Unions shun Andrews to join Melbourne rally https://cairnsnews.org/2021/09/16/national-protests-on-again-but-battle-broadens-to-courts-and-political-action/ • Facebook | Inspirational community-operated directory of Aussie businesses vowing not to discriminate against customers, "jab or no jab", quickly gains massive traction on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1213829215752696/
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