- Council of Small Business Organisations Australia want right to fire anti-vaxxers
- Staff who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine could be sacked as a ‘business decision'
- Council have proposed law changes to protect employers from any legal action
- Greg Hunt said the jab will be ‘as mandatory as possible' but not illegal to refuse
- PM Scott Morrison on Wednesday said he had no power to enforce a vaccine
- Mr Hunt said government was not considering making inoculation compulsory
- But said authorities would have option of enforcing policies like ‘no jab, no pay'
- Daily Mail Australia Aug 20, 2020
Small businesses are pushing for the right to sack staff members who refuse to get a COVID-19 vaccine when one becomes available in Australia.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison this week announced the government had signed a memorandum of understanding with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca Australia to secure the promising Oxford University vaccine candidate.
The government hopes the coronavirus vaccine will reach Australia by early next year and wants 95 per cent of people to get the jab.
Mr Morrison said he would like to make the vaccine ‘as mandatory as possible' but does not have the power to make it compulsory.
The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia has since proposed law changes that would give employers the power to sack workers who refuse the jab.
‘If one of my staff members says, "no, I'm against it", then I'm going to have to say, I'm sorry then, you are a threat to my business',' Council CEO Peter Strong told 7News.
‘If you don't sack them, you don't have a business, especially if you're in a high contact area where you've got a lot of customers. It's not discrimination, that's a business decision.'
Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus said unions have yet to finalise their response, but are encouraging staff to do all they can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
‘Obviously that will include getting vaccinated when a vaccine becomes available,' she said.
[Ron: Really?! A vaccine? Does it have to be effective, OR safe? OR is it enough that it is called a "vaccine"? Istaking a drug like HCQ an acceptable alternative?].
Meanwhile, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt won't rule out stripping welfare payments from people who refuse coronavirus vaccines - and turning them away at the border.
‘Our first goal is to encourage as many Australians as possible. I'm confident that a very, very large numbers of Australians will take it up,' Mr Hunt told the Seven Network on Thursday.
‘But we reserve the right, subject to medical advice, to take steps that might assist.'
When asked whether the government would consider refusing entry to non-vaccinated Australians returning from overseas, Mr Hunt said he ‘wouldn't rule it out'.
[Ron: Notice how quickly and easily the thin veneer of civilisation has disappeared in Australia revealing the demonic Police State beneath. The Government is prepared to deny welfare payments to Australians if they are denied employment, and even "turn them away at the border" if they refuse to be vaccinated. Worse still, the bovine OZ population appears to be fine with that. Big Pharma will be pleased!].
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