Pauline Hanson Will Vote Against All Government Legislation Until It Opposes Vaccine Mandates
Pauline Hanson is promising to wreak 'mayhem' on the federal government.
Her One Nation party is planning to vote against every single piece of legislation submitted by the government until it opposes vaccine mandates on the national level.
Various state and territory governments have brought in rules that require workers in different industries to have had the coronavirus vaccine.
While vaccination rates remain high in some areas of the country, some workplaces have been confronted with staff willing to walk off the job instead of getting the jab.
Pauline Hanson thinks this is ridiculous, despite the Covid-19 vaccines helping reduce the stress on our hospital system, and she's not messing around.
"We're not anti-vaxxers we're freedom of choice. Scott Morrison says he believes in freedom of choice, well, he's a coward," Senator Hanson said.
"I'm going to cause so much mayhem in that parliament, as Scott Morrison is doing to the Australian people."
She's been particularly peeved at the Queensland government announcing that, from December 17, unvaccinated residents will be officially banned from hospitality venues.
The Queensland Premier has brought in the rules to address the Sunshine State's lagging vaccination rate and Annastacia Palaszczuk believes locking people out from pubs, clubs and restaurants will be just the trick to get them into the vax centres.
Ms Hanson is furious at the proposal and she's willing to delay the government from ushering in some last minute legislation before the year is out.
One of the big items that the Morrison government is keen to get through before 2021 is finished is requiring voters to bring identification to the ballot box.
The One Nation leader actually supports the proposal, however she's willing to vote against it until her demands are met.
Her defiance means the government will have to rely on crossbenchers Jacquie Lambie, Rex Patrick and Stirling Griff to get anything through.
Ms Hanson's party has gone a step further and has submitted a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against someone in Australia 'on the basis of Covid-19 vaccination'.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has already rejected the idea of making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for everyone, but he is essentially powerless to stop the states from doing what they wish.
He said: "We'll hit 90 per cent first dose this weekend for the whole country. And we got there because we've just trusted Australians.
"They know what they need to do. But, you know, we live in a country where we're not going to go around demonising those who want to make their own choices."
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