The leader of the One Nation Party spoke during a “Business for Choice” event on Dec. 9 at the Ipswich urban district in Queensland. Hanson told event participants that she had no intention of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
“I’ll tell you honestly, I haven’t had the jab [and] I don’t intend to have the jab. I’m not putting that s**t in my body. I’ve taken a stance and that is my choice,” Hanson said as the audience applauded.
“I’m not an anti-vaxxer, but I am very careful [with] what I’m putting into my body. I’ve felt that I’ve kept pretty good health all my life, and I intend to keep it that way.”
The senator also criticized health authorities that she claims are making the decisions for her body.
“I don’t intend to listen to bureaucrats, politicians, the United Nations or the World Health Organization pushing their own agenda and taking away my freedoms, my rights [and] my choices. That’s why I’m fighting this issue, and so should you.”
A staunch critic of vaccine mandates, Hanson previously said that these measures encourage a “pandemic of discrimination.” To counter that, she introduced a bill in the Australian Senate in November 2021 seeking to block vaccine mandates. However, Hanson’s bill was rejected in a 44-5 vote.
Tasmania Sen. Jacqui Lambie denounced Hanson’s proposal and accused her party of thriving on discrimination and fear-mongering. “This bill was supposed to be about fighting the discrimination of people who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. The only people who need protection from discrimination are people who can’t receive the [vaccine] for reasons outside of their control,” she said.
Months earlier, Hanson and her chief of staff James Ashby joined truck drivers who protested against Queensland’s vaccine mandates and lockdown measures. Truckers blocked the M1 Highway last Aug. 30 in protest of compulsory COVID-19 vaccination. The senator urged the truck drivers to “move on” by 7 a.m. on the same day.
More Aussie senators oppose COVID-19 vaccines, medical tyranny
Aside from Hanson, two other legislators in Australia have stood against COVID-19 vaccines and medical tyranny.
South Australia Sen. Alex Antic is one such lawmaker standing against vaccine mandates. He recently made headlines after officers from the South Australia Police escorted him to a quarantine hotel to isolate for two weeks. Antic claimed the move to forcibly isolate him was “premeditated” and a response to his opposition to medical tyranny.
“I’ve been a person who has been very, very vocal about mandates, vaccine passports, discrimination, government overreach and bureaucratic overreach. Now all of a sudden, I seem to have been singled out in what appears to be a political stunt. [The] only interference you can really draw from this is this has been quite premeditated,” he told ABC Radio Adelaide.
“I’ve been very clear about my medical history and medical care is a matter for myself and my family.” (Related: Aussie lawmaker opposing medical tyranny escorted to COVID quarantine hotel.)
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he was surprised that Antic was quarantined as he initially believed the senator is fully vaccinated. “It was certainly my understanding that he’d been double vaccinated. I had discussed vaccinations and made it very clear that that’s what I understood him to be, so I was surprised.”
“Senator Antic has made his choice and he’s entitled to that choice,” Morrison added.
Queensland Sen. Gerard Rennick also criticized vaccine mandates. He wrote a letter to Morrison back in October asking to scrap vaccine mandates and indemnities for vaccine-related injuries. Rennick’s Oct. 29 letter to the prime minister also called for a fit and proper” compensation scheme for vaccine injury victims.
“Many victims have been unable to work and are facing economic [issues], as well as health issues, as a result of an adverse event from the [COVID-19] vaccine. Victims should not have to wait until next year to receive compensation and income support,” Rennick wrote. “No person in this country should be forced to lose their job because they don’t want to take a COVID vaccine.”
Rennick added that people who have suffered an adverse reaction after their first vaccine dose should be allowed to turn down the second. Not allowing them to do so was a “completely inhumane scenario,” he said. (Related: Australian senator speaks out about vaccine injuries, says forcing a second shot is “inhumane”.)
The Queensland senator also called for children to be exempted from all COVID-19 mandates and that domestic travel restrictions be lifted.
Below is a video of Hanson announcing her refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine during the Dec. 9 event.
Revolt.news has more articles about lawmakers pushing back against vaccine mandates.