Alex Antic

Second Senator Gives PM Ultimatum on Vaccine Mandates

12 November 2021

1.4 MINS

South Australian Senator Alex Antic today became the second Federal Coalition Senator to issue Prime Minister Scott Morrison an ultimatum on vaccine mandates.

Earlier this afternoon, Senator Antic announced via his official Facebook account that he has decided to follow the lead of his colleague Senator Gerard Rennick and withhold his vote in the Senate until Australians are properly protected from medical discrimination.

“This week I have indicated my intention to follow the lead of Senator Gerard Rennick and withhold my vote in the Senate until Australians are given protection from discrimination based upon their vaccine status and personal choice to refuse a vaccine,” his announcement reads.

In recent weeks, Senator Rennick has used his own official Facebook profile to highlight the stories of Australians who have suffered adverse events following a COVID-19 vaccination. He has called on the Prime Minister to open state borders, end vaccine mandates, and put in place a fit and proper compensation scheme for those injured.

Alex Antic’s announcement today comes just weeks ahead of South Australia’s borders opening to other states. South Australia is all but certain to follow the lead of NSW, Victoria and Queensland in discriminating against unvaccinated citizens by barring them from cafes, restaurants, public venues, sporting events and more.

Thousands of South Australians across many industries have already been forced to decide between vaccination and their job.

“Australians deserve the freedom to choose their own medical treatment and way of life,” Senator Antic wrote. “It is not reasonable for Australians to be discriminated against based on their decision to submit (or otherwise) to a medical procedure.”

The Liberal-National Coalition holds a 10-seat edge over Labor in the Senate, though this gap closes to just one when Greens Party senators vote with the ALP.

In order to pass legislation through the Senate, the Morrison Government generally relies on the vote of every Coalition senator, and must also win enough support from the five remaining cross-benchers.

Two Senate cross-benchers are with One Nation, a minor party that has also come out strongly against the vaccination mandates.

Senator Antic’s decision today therefore renders it near impossible for the Morrison Government to achieve any legislative progress before next year’s election.

More to follow.

Image via Adelaide Now.

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20 Comments

  1. Kerry 13 November 2021 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for this. I hope more in leadership start speaking out.

  2. stephen hunt 13 November 2021 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Well done and thankYou. Representing Our collective voice. We awaken and look for Our voices to direct this place forward , not the whims of those few elected

  3. Warwick Marsh 13 November 2021 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Senator
    Alex Antic is an absolute legend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Eddie Sutton 14 November 2021 at 11:42 am - Reply

      We more men like Alex and wat a legend around this cover-up-19 corruption ????????????????

    • John Modra 7 December 2021 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      yes

  4. Adam 13 November 2021 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Thankyou for standing up for our rights and freedom our voices are not being herd not matter how much we shout .God bless you .

  5. Adam 13 November 2021 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Thankyou for standing up for our rights and freedom our voices are not being herd no matter how much we shout .God bless you .

  6. Chris White 13 November 2021 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Thank you Senator Alex Antic. Totally agree with you.

  7. Ryan Quartermaine 13 November 2021 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    Thank you. Your a true Australian

  8. andeor 13 November 2021 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Alex Antic is on the right side of history, for now. i’ve seen this before though, where flipping back to tyranny is the norm.
    i hope that Alex has a spiritual awareness or better; he has faith in Jesus Christ; we need more Men and Women like him fighting for the freedom that God gave Man and showing the people that we need not ask to get freedoms we where given by right from God through Jesus Christ. God speed.

  9. David 14 November 2021 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Thank you Gerard and Alex.
    You are saving this Country.
    You are genuine Australian heroes.

  10. Monika Nieswandt 14 November 2021 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Fabulous – we need more outspoken leaders, like Alex! Well done!

  11. Sophia 15 November 2021 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for thinking of humanity, thank you for helping us the people , god bless you and your family ????

  12. nakitakovacs@gmail.com 15 November 2021 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Thanks to the two out spoken senators ,do we have any western Australian mp’s or any politician ‘s that speaks for us in WA???!

  13. Gary Jansen 16 November 2021 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Totally agree and Thankyou for-sticking your neck out to defend all of our rights. Only wish more citizens would speak out and deny our power grabbing politicians to enforce this ludicrous farce!

  14. Kaye Williams 19 November 2021 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Thank you Senator Antic. The country needs more brave men like you. Stand strong .

  15. Denise denBakker 25 November 2021 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    Let us all as a matter of priority-stop- and pray ???? for COURAGE for Every One because ‘fear’ is not of God.
    And pray for the Courageous people who speak up and out. This is a crisis of Faith.

  16. Pearl Miller 27 November 2021 at 5:24 am - Reply

    My sons best friend and band member is an invalid now…can’t lift his trombone and has been like that for months now… depressed… tragic…26 years old. These mandates are genocide…reminiscent of Nazi Germany. When cheap, effective medicines for the “virus” are denied the public…God help us!

  17. John Modra 7 December 2021 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    The key thing to remember with that story is that the aim looks good — Great that these more thoughtful members are resisting the new saviors, invented by desperate simpletons who think themselves God like .
    Switching from Eliminating the virus to Eliminating risk shows how simple these one trick ponies are .
    History will not be kind to fanatical attention seeking leaders who preach fear and caution and ecology BUT have no idea of ecological epidemiology or what they are doing . http://ondewolf.blogspot.com

  18. Kaylene Emery 12 December 2021 at 12:56 am - Reply

    Am stunned to find what I had almost stopped looking for in Australian politics…..integrity and honesty.

    Thank you.
    Yours in Christ.

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