THE BOMBSHELL EVERYBODY MISSED!
During the recent Senate Estimates hearings in April, an extremely revealing exchange took place between Senator Gerard Rennick and Prof. Paul Kelly.
It offered a rare glimpse of the hidden rationale behind some of the draconian measures adopted by our Government over the past two years.
It also showed the extraordinary inroads Treaties like the International Health Regulations have already made on Australian sovereignty.
Senator Rennick asked:
“Why are we stopping unvaccinated people from travelling overseas? I cannot for the life of me see the health risks in an unvaccinated person leaving the country? …Why do we have to restrict people from travelling freely outside of Australia if they’re unvaccinated? I would have thought it would reduce the risk, given there would be fewer people in the country?”
To which Kelly admitted:
“ACTUALLY, IT IS, BECAUSE WE ARE SIGNED UP TO A TREATY CALLED THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS, AND THERE IS A SPECIFIC COMPONENT OF THE BIOSECURITY ACT WHICH ADDRESSES THAT MATTER ABOUT PROTECTION FOR OTHERS.”
Rennick’s retort was priceless:
“SO IT’S NOT HEALTH ADVICE; IT’S BECAUSE WE SIGNED UP TO A TREATY!”
Senator Antic got a similar response when he asked on 6 April:
“I understand that, if you’re an Australian citizen… you can’t leave Australia unless you’re fully vaccinated and yet foreign citizens are able to leave at any time. What is the rationale behind this? What is the science behind this? Is this not more the sort of thing that we’d see in communist North Korea—stopping citizens leaving their country?”
“The advice in relation to people exiting Australia, was in relation to our obligations under the International Health Regulations for protecting other countries.”
Australia’s Biosecurity Act 2014 is littered with references to the IHRs and Australia’s “obligation” to legislate the regulations “into effect”.
Part 2, Clauses 44-45 cover ‘Exit Requirements’ which the Explanatory Memorandum say are primarily for:
“ENSURING AUSTRALIA’S INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS UNDER ANNEX 1B OF THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS ARE MET.”
Sub-clause 45(2) states “determinations” are laws, but cannot be “disallowed” by Parliament and are therefore not subject to parliamentary scrutiny.
During the 2015 debate on the Bill, there was no mention of the IHRs or ‘Human Health’ provisions, apart from a brief mention by the introducing Minister, Barnaby Joyce, who said:
“IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE HUMAN HEALTH PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THIS BILL WILL BE SELDOM USED”.
Only Senator Nick Xenophon understood the danger.
He moved a motion that:
“..DETERMINATIONS BE MADE SUBJECT TO DISALLOWANCE AND PARLIAMENTARY SCRUTINY”.
A day earlier, he said:
“I remember the strong advocacy by former Senator Boswell, …he was absolutely right. WE ARE MUGS INTERNATIONALLY AND WE ARE SCHMUCKS INTERNATIONALLY… BECAUSE WE DO NOT PROTECT OUR NATIONAL INTEREST”.
“At the very least”, he said, a “risk analysis” should be tabled in both houses, and referred to a committee.
“We have to be extremely vigilant about this” he warned.
“Do not leave it to the bureaucrats”.
“THAT WOULD BE A VERY DANGEROUS PATH TO GO DOWN.”
His words all fell on deaf ears, however, and the Bill passed with bipartisan support.
All of which begs the question – how many other laws are being passed simply to ‘put into effect’ the dozens of secret international treaties and agreements our reckless governments are signing each year?
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