Katter says he will go to jail rather than put a tracing app on his phone
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says loading app on Queensland phones could be compulsory
(ABC Radio, April 22)
Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says he won’t be signing up to the Federal Government’s contact tracing app full stop, and if it becomes compulsory he’d rather be thrown in jail.
“I will not now, or in the future, agree to a contact tracing app,” Mr Katter said.
“The Christian Brothers, and other educators, insisted on us reading 1984 and A Brave New World, and now these Orwellian predictions have never seemed more real.
“What ever argument you have for forsaking your freedoms, at the end of the day you will find it’s a poor trade off.”
The Katter’s Australian Party Member congratulated the Federal Government on its brilliant handling of Coronavirus up until now, but stated they’d failed to force the hands of State Governments to implement regional quarantining (except for the shining example of Western Australia).
“Our most powerful weapon is that regional areas like North Qld have only a dozen active coronavirus cases and by the end of this week will be contagion free,” Mr Katter said.
The recent minor virus outbreak in Cairns was caused by a lab assistant returning from Brisbane to Cairns then testing positive.
“We must keep the clean areas clean by isolating them, and apart from the WA government no-one is doing that.
“If you stop travel from Coronavirus hotspots into these clean areas then you can relax restrictions, restart business and implement a public works scheme of dam building, new railines, roads and transmission lines.
“It’s a far better alternative than implementing an Orwellian phone app that will invade every aspect of our much loved privacy and freedom.”
“The truth is that with their 5g technology they can only track you provided that you maintain a five foot exclusion zone between you and the next nearest person. Because 5G is not fully operational at the moment, it’s not really necessary, but what better way to train the monkeys to stay apart, than to frighten them with a pathogen?”