New Australian law allows forced vaccinations, quarantine or jail to ‘prevent the spread of disease’


1000Biosecurity researchers inside a laboratory in Geelong. Photo: CSIRO/AAP

Individuals suspected of having a serious contagious disease could face five years in prison if they defy orders to stay at home – including forced vaccinations, searches without a warrant and more – according to new legislation passed into Australian law.

The Biosecurity Bill 2014 cleared parliament yesterday, and is aimed at ‘preventing’ the spread of diseases, such as Ebola, in human populations and agriculture, despite having no confirmed cases of the outbreak in Australia.

The government expects the human control orders to be ‘seldom used’, but believes they are important to manage serious communicable diseases, especially in light of the recent Ebola epidemic.

An article from The Guardian reads:

New human biosecurity control orders enable a health department official to force anyone with signs or symptoms of a listed disease to isolate themselves or face arrest.

The director of human…

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3 Comments on “New Australian law allows forced vaccinations, quarantine or jail to ‘prevent the spread of disease’”

  1. May 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    You have to be joking? What a dictatorship and you accuse China and Russia being a dictatorship, you are no different Australian Govt. Shame on you.

  2. oceangirl26
    May 16, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    Get real Tony Abbott and Co. This is a dictatorship at it’s worst. You accuse Russia and other countries of the world of being dictators, you are no different. Shame on you Australian Govt.

  3. May 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    I have never been so ashamed to be an Australian. To think that someone without warning or warrent could force their way into my house, take my children and inject them with chemicals on the suspician of a communicable disease. All based upon the unproven and highly contested herd immunity.

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