Qld Senator Gerard Rennick withholds vote – says he wants to serve the people not destroy them
Dear Prime Minister
I write to inform you of my intention to withhold my vote from the Coalition Government until the following issues are resolved:
1) A fit and proper compensation scheme for victims of vaccine adverse events. This includes compensation from the first dollar of expenses incurred, rather than the proposed $5,000 threshold. Payments need to begin immediately. Victims should not have to wait until next year to receive compensation and income support. Many victims have been unable to work and are facing economic as well as health issues as a result of an adverse event from the vaccine.
2) The right for victims of adverse events to refuse a second vaccine shot. It’s bad enough that people have been forced into taking the vaccine at all in order to retain their job or travel freely within their own country. It is completely inhumane to force these people to have to take another shot if they have suffered paralysis, strokes, severe clotting or one of the numerous ailments the vaccine has caused.
3) No person in this country should be forced to lose their job because they don’t want to take a Covid vaccine on which longitudinal studies are not yet completed. You need to stop vaccine mandates regardless of if they are mandated by the employer or State Governments. If, as you say, the Commonwealth doesn’t support mandatory vaccinations, then why are we paying for and indemnifying vaccines being mandates by the State? Furthermore, foreign medical staff should not be replacing hard working Australians who have exercised their natural right to choose how they manage their health.
4) Children do not need to take the vaccine. Long term safety effects of the Covid vaccine are not understood. Given it is extremely rare for children to die from Covid, vaccinating them is more than likely to increase their risk of ill health caused by the vaccine rather than protect them from the virus.
5) All domestic travel restrictions regarding Covid should be repealed. The tyranny of the last eighteen months must stop. Governments have destroyed livelihoods, our children’s education, kept families apart, and divided our nation.
In the last two weeks I have become aware of severe and undiagnosed injuries to people as a result of the Covid vaccines. Many of these are not being acknowledged by the very medical authorities who should be helping them. Those who have suffered injuries from vaccines need help urgently both in dealing with their pain and mental anguish of not knowing if and when they will recover.
We have an obligation to the many Australians who trusted the government health advice that said the vaccines were safe.
Furthermore, I have been inundated from many Australians who are stressed about losing their jobs or having mandatory vaccinations for their children.
Upon becoming a Senator over two years ago, I made a pledge to serve the people of this great country, not destroy them. I cannot stand by while Australians suffer and do nothing about it.
LNP Senator for Queensland
October 29, 2021