‘You Can’t Come In’: Australian Businesses Can Deny Unvaccinated Customers, PM Says
A big part of Australia’s national plan to reopen the country includes creating incentives for people to get a COVID-19 vaccine, which includes business owners refusing entry or service to people who cannot prove they have been fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said.
“A business, under property law, has the ability to say, ‘No, you can’t come in,’” Morrison told 2GB radio on Aug. 26, adding, “That’s a legitimate thing for them to do.”
The prime minister said that such measures are there to protect workers and customers from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, and had “nothing to do with ideology” such as freedom or liberty.
“These issues around liberty and so on. We all believe in freedom, but we also believe in people being healthy, and the sheer fact of it is, if you’re not vaccinated, you represent a greater public health risk to yourself, to your family, to your community and others about you,” Morrison said. “So, it’s only sensible that people will do sensible things to protect their public health.”
But Liberal Democrats Senate candidate, and former Queensland premier, Campbell Newman, thinks the prime minister has “lost all perspective.” – READ MORE