Hazardous Hazzard the deranged NSW Health Minister wants out from a Supreme Court action
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A legal challenge against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and extended police powers continues in the NSW Supreme Court this morning. The Federal Government asked for Health Minister Brad Hazzard and CHO Dr Kerry Chant to be removed from the action…..judge on notice….58,000 logged in to observe….Can the old boys network save hapless Hazzard?
The matter was heard for the first time during an Directions Hearing today.
The Law firm, Ashley, Francina, Leonard & Associates — of whom Nikolic is Managing Director – argues that the public health orders requiring “a broad class of workers” to be vaccinated are illegal and unconstitutional, as are the extra powers granted to police to enforce public health orders.
The suit will seek a declaration that NSW public health orders are invalid and impose a ban on any further orders made by Mr Hazzard and Dr Chant.
“We have received thousands of inquiries from front-line workers – police, paramedics, nurses, aged care (staff), doctors, firefighters – construction workers, teachers, airline staff, miners, truck drivers, university students, mums, and dads and, importantly, employers,” said a release by the law firm.
“It is our view that vaccine compulsion strips citizens of their basic human rights, including their right to work, their right to bodily integrity, and their right to informed consent to medical treatment without coercion.
No one is above the law, including ministers and public health officers.”
In a post to Facebook on Saturday, Nikolic praised Australians for their opposition to mandatory vaccinations and lockdowns, stating that the firm will fight for the rights of citizens
“You are born free, free to choose, freedom from arbitrary detention, freedom of bodily integrity – don’t give it away for free,” he said.
He ended the post by saying: “Don’t be bullied.”
Meanwhile more than 58,000 people tuned into the live-streamed hearing this morning, as the court began hearing over 300 pages of written statements.
The defending side claims they have not had enough time to read the 300 pages of affidavits and arguments brought forward by the firm to them.
The material seeks to raise a number of questions about the validity or unreasonableness of the NSW legislation, and at least three questions relating to the constitution, Justice John Sackar said.
The case has been adjourned until Wednesday next week, in which the judge has asked both parties to come to an agreed set of questions, and to decide if there are any legal objections to the lodging.
Finally – and perhaps most importantly – the Commonwealth is seeking to have Brad Hazzard and Kerry Chant removed from personal litigation in this case.
“I now have instructions to seek to have them removed as parties in the matter … the state of New South Wales is a party that is the more appropriate for it,” defending lawyer Megan Caristo said.
It was a “sensible” point, Justice Sackar said, asking lawyers acting for the plaintiff to consider it before a hearing at 9am on Wednesday.
Posted on September 9, 2021, in coronavirus, Corporate Government, Corporate policy, Covid Cops, Covid passport, Covid vaccines, Covid-19 and tagged Brad Hazzard, NSW Liberal Party, Tony Nickolic. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.