A Draconian and /or Orwellian step backwards for Australia.
“The government expects the human control orders to be “seldom used” “
Let’s hope so!
“One section of the legislation that has civil liberty campaigners questioning the authoritarian approach of the new legislation, is the section that pertains to burden of proof in suspected cases – both relating to human health and agriculture. The Bill outlines a reversing the legality surrounding burden of proof, placing it in the hands of the defendant, as opposed to the traditional approach of the prosecution.“
Of course, all incidents might turn out to be just and fair. That would, however, fly in the face of current evidence of what happens in many other countries.
Hoping that Australia sets a good example.
Perhaps a forlorn hope, given the current push for unjustified mandatory vaccinations.
Individuals suspected of having a serious contagious disease could face five years in prison if they defy orders to stay at home – including forced vaccinations, searches without a warrant and more – according to new legislation passed into Australian law.
The Biosecurity Bill 2014 cleared parliament yesterday, and is aimed at ‘preventing’ the spread of diseases, such as Ebola, in human populations and agriculture, despite having no confirmed cases of the outbreak in Australia.
The government expects the human control orders to be ‘seldom used’, but believes they are important to manage serious communicable diseases, especially in light of the recent Ebola epidemic.
New human biosecurity control orders enable a health department official to force anyone with signs or symptoms of a listed disease to isolate themselves or face arrest.
The director of human…
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