Sydney law firm also takes action against NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard
This is a similar action to AFL filed by G&B Lawyers which was included in the Directions Hearing we reported last Wednesday
RE: SUPREME COURT OF NSW PROCEEDINGS COMMENCED TO CHALLENGE
THE VALIDITY OF THE NSW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS REGARDING
MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
NATASHA HENRY AND ORS V THE HON BRADLEY RONALD HAZZARD,
MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
SUPREME COURT FILE NUMBER 2021/00252587
The plaintiffs in this case have today filed a challenge in the Supreme Court of New South
Wales seeking declarations that the New South Wales government has acted unlawfully in
making orders that require people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
This claim represents a courageous challenge by ordinary, law-abiding New South Wales
residents who wish to have their fundamental human rights respected. The law prohibits any government in Australia from creating a compulsory vaccination program.
Yet that is exactly what the New South Wales government has attempted to do with the issuing of these public health orders. The plaintiffs allege that those public health orders have been made without any legal authority and the Minister for Health has exceeded his powers. In doing so, he has contravened at least 13 individual rights and freedoms recognised by Australian and international law.
The government has also co-opted the entire healthcare services industry into this public
vaccination program who are unwitting players in what can only be characterised as an
unprecedented systemic violation of human rights by our State government. This gross andflagrant breach of the law will not be tolerated. The plaintiffs now move forward to hold the New South Wales government legally accountable for its unlawful actions.
The 13 individual rights and freedoms infringed by NSW’s public health orders:
– the right to bodily integrity
– the right not to be subject to medical treatment without consent
– the right not to be subject to medical or scientific experimentation without consent
– the right to liberty
-the right to security
– the right to earn a living
– the right not to be conscripted to take part in a public vaccination program
– the right to privacy
– the right to anonymity
– the right not to be discriminated against
– the right to silence
– the privilege against self-incrimination
– the right to the presumption of innocence
Nathan Buckley | Partner
G&B Lawyers, Sydney