The Daily Dose – Wednesday 8 September 2021

Welcome to the first edition of The Daily Dose, where we'll be giving a daily editorial wrap-up of the most important breaking Federal, State, and miscellaneous news concerning human rights in Australia. The sharing of an article herein does not necessarily imply agreement with its contents or originating source.

Federal Office of PM | PM Address, Women's Safety Summit 6 September 2021 https://www.pm.gov.au/media/address-womens-safety-summit ScoMo spits in the face of Australian women and abuse victims once again.Department of Health | Lieutenant General John Frewen records the same 'interview' 4 times for different mainstream media outlets https://www.health.gov.au/news/lieutenant-general-john-frewens-interview-on-the-today-show-on-6-september-2021

Frewen"Yeah, so we'll continue our ad campaigns, our information campaigns. As we're getting further into the rollout now, it will become clearer where the, the really strong pockets of hesitancy are. And where we find those then we will tailor information campaigns and advertising campaigns very specifically for those."Department of Health | MRFF tightens control over grant reporting requirements 6 September 2021 https://www.health.gov.au/news/updated-medical-research-future-fund-grant-reporting-requirementsTGA | Supply of Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for Self-Testing (Home Testing) for COVID-19 6 September 2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/registration-interest and, right on cue... • ABC News | Rapid antigen testing expected to become more important as Australia moves away from COVID-zero goal - 7 September 2021 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/covid-live-blog-nsw-press-conference-victoria-new-cases/100438692

Department of Health | Deputy CHO Dr Sonya Bennett COVID-19 press conference 5 September 2021 https://www.health.gov.au/news/deputy-chief-medical-officer-dr-sonya-bennetts-press-conference-about-covid-19-5-september-2021

Not much substance here, like in Frewen's scripts there is a focus on dose numbers and more promotion of the strange idea that people in regional communities have somehow not heard about what's going on yet.. so that they can sort of admit that they're targeting specific groups, but lie as to the reason and intended application. Bennett does say that the 3 children in ICU in NSW currently all have comorbidities and would not comment on whether they were on ventilators. No further info given on specific cases to check whether kids had been vaccinated. Department of Health | Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd and Therapeutic Goods Administration Adj, Professor John Skerritt’s press conference on provisional approval of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and coronavirus on 4 September 2021 https://www.health.gov.au/news/deputy-chief-medical-officer-professor-michael-kidd-and-therapeutic-goods-administration-adj-professor-john-skerritts-press-conference-about-covid-19-4-september-2021 talk of Omega, Lambda variants, third booster shots for immunocompromisedTGA | TGA Provisional Approval of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to include 12-17 years age group 4 September 2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/media-release/tga-provisional-approval-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-include-12-17-years-age-groupTGA | SpikeVax (Elasomeran) Australian Public Assessment Report 4 September 2021 https://www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-spikevax-elasomeranDepartment of Health | No Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme 28 August 2021 https://www.health.gov.au/ministers/the-hon-greg-hunt-mp/media/no-fault-covid-19-indemnity-schemeFederal Register of Legislation | recent bills introduced 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 | Positive COVID-19 Case Update 6 September 2021 https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates/items/2021-09-06-positive-covid-19-case-update • TAS | Important Community Updates (see 'Mandatory vaccination of health care workers Published 3 September 2021') https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/facts/important-community-updates • TAS | Tasmanian businesses respond to calls to sign up to Check In Tas App 6 September 2021 https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/media-releases/tasmanian-businesses-respond-to-calls-to-sign-up-to-check-in-tas-app

• TAS | Victorian man fined $3114 for providing false information to enter Tasmania unlawfully 6 September 2021

https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/media-releases/victorian-man-fined-$3114-for-providing-false-information-to-enter-tasmania-unlawfully • WA | COVID-19 Update 6 September 2021 https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Media-releases/2021/COVID-19-update-6-September-2021 • SA | COVID-19 Update 6 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+338VIC | Media release - Coronavirus update for Victoria - Monday 06 September https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-update-victoria-6-september-2021 • QLD | Updates (no date on any site posts) https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/restrictions-impacted-areas https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/public-health-directions/travelling-to-queensland#post-quarantine (additional requirements from 7 September for those leaving quarantine) • NSW | COVID-19 Updates 6 & 7 September 2021 (couldn't find transcripts) https://vimeo.com/598652104/14cafb497e https://vimeo.com/599242938/5be195fc52NSW | Advice to Residential Aged Care Facilities (RDCF) 5 September 2021 https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/disability-latest-advice.aspxNSW | Current Health Orders (recently updated, so they say, not sure where though) https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/public-health-orders.aspx News/Media/Misc

ABC News | Assorted daily fear porn Indigenous COVID infections climb past 1,000 in NSW as vaccination efforts ramp up https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/nsw-covid-outbreak-vaccinations-urgent-as-aboriginal-cases-grow/100436516 COVID-19 pandemic modelling leaves NSW hospital staff 'worried' and 'scared' https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/nsw-hospital-staff-worried-over-covid-19-pandemic-modelling/100438010 NSW records 1,281 COVID-19 infections, five deaths as Premier reveals latest pandemic modelling https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-06/nsw-records-1281-covid-19-cases-five-deaths/100436406 Victoria records 246 COVID cases as state inches a 'little bit ahead' of vaccination schedule https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-06/victoria-covid-cases-lockdown-vaccination/100436214 COVID booster shots could be on the horizon, but when we'll need them and for how long isn't clear https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/covid-booster-shot-when-we-need-them-for-how-long/100436314 Sydney news: NSW Treasurer flags outdoor dining as Health Minister travels to Wilcannia https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/sydney-news-treasurer-flags-outdoor-dining-taskforce/100437562 NT government refuses to release internal review of response to Tanami mine COVID outbreak https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/tanami-mine-covid-outbreak-nt-government-refuses-review-release/100438276 Isabella Sophie Hughes fined for breaching COVID-19 rules after entering ACT from Sydney https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/isabella-hughes-fined-for-entering-act-from-sydney-leaving-hotel/100441228 Indigenous families urged to use livestreaming to mourn second COVID death in western NSW https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/livestreaming-sorry-business-covid-safe-way/100440294 ^Search volunteers from quest to find Anthony 'AJ' Elfalak told to get tested for COVID-19 **Alan Hashem Our Voices Matter​** https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/aj-elfalak-searchers-told-to-get-tested-for-covid/100440514 -News Corp | Suspicious details in case of missing autistic boy Anthony ‘AJ’ Elfalak https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/obscure-details-in-case-of-missing-autistic-boy-anthony-aj-elfalak/news-story/b0b7b5ebb30cc3d2504d55ed592fc67c -7News | Putty Community Association says COVID case involved in search for missing three-year-old AJ https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/putty-community-association-says-covid-case-involved-in-search-for-missing-three-year-old-aj-c-3895342 -7News | NSW Police reveal new clue over ‘missing CCTV footage’ after vanished Putty boy AJ Elfalak found alive https://7news.com.au/sunrise/on-the-show/nsw-police-to-continue-investigation-after-missing-boy-aj-elfalak-found-alive-c-3893231 Queensland has some of the lowest full COVID-19 vaccination rates in the country, and experts say there are a few reasons why https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/queensland-vaccine-rollout-hesitancy-regional-metro/100436946 Sniffer dogs could be on COVID frontline as government trials continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-09-07/sniffer-dogs-detecting-covid/100436934 Scott Morrison defends trip back to Sydney over Father's Day during COVID lockdowns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/scott-morrison-criticised-sydney-trip-covid-lockdown/100439354 Woman dies in 'suspicious' circumstances at Upper Mount Gravatt house (QLD) https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/womans-mt-gravatt-death-brisbane-police-on-scene/100439318 ACT records 19 new COVID-19 cases, as Canberra's Delta outbreak grows to over 400 infections / Andrew Barr warns territory risks 'yoyoing' if restrictions are eased all at once https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/act-records-19-new-covid-19-cases/100439954 Gold Coast tourism jobs cut by 20pc during pandemic, hotelier makes vaccination mandatory https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/tourism-industry-decimated-with-20-pc-jobs-on-gold-coast-cut/100439198 Sixth interstate truck driver who travelled through SA tests positive for COVID-19 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/sixth-interstate-truck-driver-positive-for-covid-19/100439868 NSW records 1,220 COVID-19 cases and eight deaths as police to begin checking vaccination status of residents https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/nsw-records-1220-covid19-cases-eight-deaths/100439846 Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases, more vaccinations encouraged https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-07/queensland-records-no-new-locally-acquired-covid-19-cases/100439528News Corp | NSW Covid: ICU nurses send open letter to Premier Gladys Berejiklian warning about staffing levels https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/nsw-covid-icu-nurses-send-open-letter-to-premier-gladys-berejiklian-warning-about-staffing-levels/news-story/f7ed7e0faf68b27a2a124fa0731ebbb6Sky News | Customer Services Minister Victor Dominello shares sneak peak of 'vaccination status' update to ServiceNSW app https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/customer-services-minister-victor-dominello-shares-sneak-peak-of-vaccination-status-update-to-servicensw-app/news-story/bede7f35b5d053cdd2cb831f1085c0d3 Sky News | Matthew Guy slams Andrews ‘endless lockdowns’ and details recovery plan https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/politics/matthew-guy-slams-andrews-endless-lockdowns-and-details-recovery-plan/news-story/0451d8777662382135109b79136b43ca7 News | QLD premier says people hugging over NSW border barricades is ‘putting people at risk’ https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/qld-premier-says-people-hugging-over-nsw-border-barricades-is-putting-people-at-risk-c-3896766 7 News | Queensland under pressure over COVID-19 vaccine rollout despite no new cases https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/queensland-under-pressure-over-covid-19-vaccine-rollout-despite-no-new-cases-c-38937199 News | Queensland records no new cases as new mass vaccination hub opens in Brisbane https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-update-latest-covid-19-numbers-september-7-mass-vaccine-hubs/43c9295c-1a49-49f7-adf6-c26d7da76b4a 9 News | Which Australian workers will vaccines become compulsory for? https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-national-update-australian-workers-mandatory-vaccines/371ef9dc-a690-4d82-95e2-1651753cd076 9 News | Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) ACTU releases ad urging Australians to get vaccinated https://www.9news.com.au/national/actu-unions-vaccine-push-vaccinated-antivaxxers-coronavirus-covid19-australian-news/1f4a7457-e481-43ca-8980-9105080d5710 QLD Health | Will a face mask protect me from COVID-19? 3 August 2021 https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/will-a-face-mask-protect-me-from-covid-19Kangaroo Court of Australia | Arrest warrant issued for Queensland journalist Shane Dowling by the NSW Supreme Court on behalf of Kerry Stokes’ Seven Network and Seven West Media - 5 September 2021 https://kangaroocourtofaustralia.com/2021/09/05/arrest-warrant-issued-for-queensland-journalist-shane-dowling-by-the-nsw-supreme-court-on-behalf-of-kerry-stokes-seven-network-and-seven-west-media/Tott News | NSW Health re-classifies death statistics to ‘died with’ COVID | Video - 4 September 2021 https://tottnews.com/2021/09/04/nsw-health-reclassifies-death-statistics/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/W.H.O. | Ms Sussan Ley, Minister for the Environment, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Member of Parliament, AUSTRALIA - appointed as Board Member for W.H.O.'s "Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance". https://www.who.int/news/item/24-08-2021-world-leaders-and-experts-call-for-significant-reduction-in-the-use-of-antimicrobial-drugs-in-global-food-systems Not sure if this is harmless/beneficial or otherwise, surely a convenient distraction either way • W.H.O. | Public notice and comment on new Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) members https://www.who.int/news/item/04-08-2021-public-notice-and-comment-on-new-global-validation-advisory-committee-(gvac)-members including one Professor Benjamin C Cowie, infectious disease physician and medical epidemiologist with clinical appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Victorian Infectious Diseases Service, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis, Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Australia