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The Canberra Declaration Meets with Top Federal MPs About Vaccine Passports

16 October 2021

2.6 MINS

Led by the Canberra Declaration, a delegation has recently met and spoken with top Federal MPs from both sides of politics to raise our concerns about the discrimination being enacted through vaccine mandates and passports.

We (Warwick and Kurt) were extremely grateful to have been joined by Professor Ramesh Thakur, former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations (1998–2007), who is now based at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. We were also very thankful to partner with a Melbourne-based cardiologist who is part of the Covid Medical Network.

So far, our delegation has met via Zoom with a member of the federal Cabinet and a top federal MP from the Shadow Ministry. We shared our serious concerns about the two-tiered society being created through industry-wide vaccine mandates, and the basic freedoms that are being denied everyday Australians via discriminatory vaccine passports.

Both MPs were receptive to and had sympathy with our concerns. Alarmingly, some of what we shared with them—information freely available in peer-reviewed medical journals—was entirely new to them.

We are very grateful for the time they afforded us, and we look forward to raising these concerns with other MPs and union powerbrokers as the Lord opens doors before us. Below is a summary of our presentation.

The Case Against Mandatory Vaccines

“Get injected so you can keep your job, feed your children, pay your mortgage or visit family interstate” sounds like Communist China or North Korea—but it is now Australia in 2021. Vaccine passports:

  1. Make no medical sense. The vaccinated can still get sick and infect others, while the unvaccinated are maligned as ‘unclean’ even if they are healthy.
  2. Are a major threat to liberty. They force Australians to trade freedoms they were born with for immense State power over their body.
  3. Replace informed consent with coercion.
  4. Ignore the power of natural immunity from infection.
  5. Assume no reason for abstaining. Religious beliefs, youthful health, and previous vaccine injury are all fair reasons to abstain from a vaccine.
  6. Create discrimination. Excluding 10-20% of the population from everyday life creates medical apartheid and a two-tiered society.
  7. Are politically toxic. They have sparked unprecedented protests globally, for all of the above reasons.

Early Treatment for Covid-19

The evidence base for early treatment with Ivermectin (and Ivermectin in combination therapies) is robust. Ivermectin has an excellent safety profile; it is on the WHO’s list of essential medicines; and the researchers who developed it won a Nobel Prize for their work in 2015.

Why has there been such a concerted campaign to discredit Ivermectin in the media and academic journals? Why the groupthink and information blackout by the TGA and AHPRA?

Hundreds of Australian medical practitioners who have treated Covid-19 patients in clinical settings were astounded at the TGA’s decision to ban Ivermectin. They now risk their careers to speak up in defence of this important treatment.

The TGA approved the Covid-19 vaccines on much less evidence than the high bar they have set for Ivermectin. Why?

Australia’s Vaccine and Lockdown Policies

The modelling used in Australia has been consistently unreliable. The trajectory of the virus has proven to be remarkably policy-invariant everywhere. The New York Times observed just last week that Covid cases surge for about two months and then retreat, with no clear correlation with the timing or severity of lockdowns and mask mandates.

The vaccines are no silver bullet. The case and mortality curves have dropped sharply in India and Indonesia despite single-digit vaccination rates. Israel and the UK have seen case surges despite very high vaccination rates. Mandatory vaccination would be justified if:

  • the disease was exceptionally severe, highly transmissible and lethal;
  • there was clear and compelling evidence of vaccine efficacy;
  • there is extremely low risk of serious side effects from the vaccine; and
  • alternative treatment options were lacking.

Every one of these is questionable on good scientific and observational data grounds. Vaccines should be made freely available to all, compulsory for none, and promoted for the protection of vulnerable groups based on informed consent.

All restrictions on individual and social activities should be lifted once everyone has been provided access to the vaccine.


Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

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  1. Stephen Lewin 16 October 2021 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Thank you for these meetings to share info …We are doing similar in Northern Territory as the mandates released this week the severest in Ausstralia if not the world

  2. Patricia tipping 16 October 2021 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this information and for all that is being done for freedom of choice.

  3. vanessa burgess 16 October 2021 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Praise God for some sense in the midst of this nonsense

  4. Anita Hosie 16 October 2021 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I think we can safely say that the vaccination mandates are not really about health…or anyones wellbeing. Clearly there is another agenda and motivation behing the vaccination and all that comes with it…Vaccine passports, QR codes, sensoring, segregation, quarantine camps etc…it is an alarming position for us to find ourselves in… A house divided cannot stand and nor can a nation…we are at tipping point and I pray we havent passed the point of no return…

  5. Stephen Lewin 18 October 2021 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    From what we are getting to understan in the NT the CHO directions effective November 13 makes it mandatory for almost workers to take jab if they want to keep job , that includes church works ‘re leaders etc etc, probably a she ‘ll number exempt e.g. judges pollies and their staff it seems and few others, that is why bringing info to the Mps in leadership can open eyes to the truth , the science, the misinformation, the hidden agenda etc

  6. Dr Guy Campbell 19 October 2021 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Great article and spot on
    Any article that tries to broaden the public’s knowledge that there are alternatives to lockdowns, vaccines,etc are severely censored
    We seriously could have gone through Covid with minimal disruption and health concerns by using early treatment.The only conclusion why we didn’t do it is that early triple therapy is too effective, too safe and too inexpensive. Tragically we have greed and corruption instead with self serving media, politicians, medical bodies and big pharma decrying the alternatives. It’s not only the crime of the century with destruction of our society but manslaughter to boot .

  7. Stephen Lewin 20 October 2021 at 5:10 pm - Reply

    Nt government has widen the mandatory vaccine take up to include voluntary workers and fines for unvax ed and employers that allow unvax ed onto the workplaces …will be tough to buy and sell if unvaxed ..the toughest restrictiins I know of anywhere..chief Minister promised he would go harder than anywhere and is not sorry for the people losing their jobs….action is needed by Federal Governemt to intervene.. Thank you again for taking action to visit Federal Cabinet MP to open up their understanding ..they need to act , they can overturn these mandates

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