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Anti-vaxxers who tried to sue Australia over 'new world order' forced to pay huge legal bill

Charisa Bossinakis

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Anti-vaxxers who tried to sue Australia over 'new world order' forced to pay huge legal bill

A group of Australian anti-vaxxers, who attempted to sue the state and federal government fearing a ‘new world order', are now forced to cough up a large sum of money after their case was thrown out.

News.com.au reports that nine anti-vaxxers took their case to the Federal Court of Australia in October, claiming that the vaccine mandates and lockdowns were ‘being implemented or undertaken in the context of a new world order’ and ‘constituted a breach of the Nuremberg Code’.

The new world order refers to a right-wing conspiracy that theorises secretly emerging totalitarian world governments.

The group demanded then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison, along with the state Premiers and Chief Ministers, come together and deliver an apology at the embassy.

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Credit: Nareshkumar Shaganti / Alamy Stock Photo
Credit: Nareshkumar Shaganti / Alamy Stock Photo

But Justice Debra Mortimer has decided to terminate the case, meaning the anti-vaxxers are now forced to pay $214,023 (USD $146,712 or £125,862) in legal costs.

Justice Mortimer said that their allegations ‘do not justify a trial’, according to nine.com.au.

"Their case is a general attack on the government response across Australia to the COVID-19 pandemic through the use of a vaccination program," she said.

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"The entire situation involves weighing the potential harm apprehended from the spread of the COVID-19 virus against the impacts on a community of measures designed to minimise that harm, recognising the harm caused by the virus cannot be avoided altogether.”

One of the anti-vaxxers who filed the case was 19-year-old NSW equestrian competitor Cienna Knowles, who claimed that she was forced to get the vaccine against her will.

Ms Knowles also said that the Pfizer vaccine gave her ‘life-threatening injuries’ as she was previously a ‘super healthy teen’.

In an Instagram post, she wrote in part: “Crazy to think to the left pick I was turfing with my family riding horses and the next pick is me just after my vaccination. I now have numerous doctors & specialists for a minimum of 6-12 months this is my new normal.”

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She added: “I never wanted this jab & held off for as long as I could. I got it to keep my job. If you know me personally you know how hesitant & scared I was of getting it.”

Similarly, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden Administration in October over the vaccine mandates.

AG Paxton said that the President had continuously shown ‘disdain’ for Americans who chose not to get the jab by imposing totalitarian restrictions on them.

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He said: “The federal government does not have the ability to strip individuals of their choice to get a vaccine or not.

"If the President thinks his patience is wearing thin, he is clearly underestimating the lack of patience from Texans whose rights he is infringing.” 

Featured Image Credit: Robert Wallace / Wallace Media Network / Alamy Stock Photo. Richard Milnes/Alamy Live News

Topics: Australia, News, Health

Charisa Bossinakis
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