/ 26 August 2021

Morrison puts his stamp on the vaccine passport

The concept of a vaccine passport is “sensible” and has “nothing to do with ideology,” PM Morrison said yesterday. Despite facing resistance from some MPs and citizens’ rights groups to using COVID vaccination certificates for things like access to services, travel and events, Morrison said any business had a “legitimate” right to refuse entry to someone who refused to get vaccinated. “We all believe in freedom, but we also believe in people being healthy,” he said. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is also on board with the passport plan. As the state cracked another case record yesterday, Berejiklian said people who have been fully vaccinated will hear what ‘freedoms’ they can access – reports say that’s likely to happen today. National Cabinet is also considering a plan that could see vaccinated Aussies gain exemptions from restrictions at cafes, restaurants and public events.

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