Gippsland › Latest news › Gippsland Portal Feature
Vaccine mandates in Victoria make no sense and cause nothing but misery
The COVID-19 vaccine mandates are unscientific and causing untold suffering for families, workforce shortages and economic damage. Russell Broadbent MP urges the federal and Victorian government need to drop these now!
Mandates make no sense and I'll tell you why. They are unscientific and they're causing untold suffering for families, workforce shortages and economic damage to our country. It's a double tragedy. While our precious, brave, and selfless frontline workers are unable to work, those in need of their care, skill and expertise miss out.
The federal and Victorian government need to drop these mandates now!, says Russell Broadbent MP
Examples of mandate madness
John and Caitlin, married with six children are prime examples of this mandate madness. Caitlin is a clinical nurse specialist with post graduate qualifications in acute care and a master's degree in clinical teaching and John is a paramedic and former commercial helicopter pilot.
Caitlin has spent her entire adult career working in emergency departments around Australia and more recently for NSW Health working in the health and wellbeing department in schools. She was sacked by her employer after nearly 30 years of service.
John was instrumental in organising the initial response from the NSW Health Department to the Bali Bombings. He initiated the calls with Qantas which led to a joint medical and retrieval response. John has been elected mayor and deputy mayor of his local community. He too was sacked after 25 years of service. John and Caitlin are now serving coffee and cleaning toilets at McDonalds.
Making more Victorians struggle
Then there's Bob, a bus driver in his mid-60s who told me his employer wants him back vaccinated or not, BUT Bob must be vaccinated to renew his licence! He and his wife have run out of savings and are being forced to sell their house.
And Josh, a professional firefighter can enter his work premises as a volunteer firefighter, just not as a professional, paid firefighter. These miserable mandates are despicable and cruel. They are a national disgrace. The Victorian and state governments need to drop these mandates now!
Pictures from Russell Broadbent MP Facebook page.
Published by: email@example.com
Latest NewsDarren Chester warns East Gippsland faces potential cuts o $20M in road safety projects
Free disposal of unwanted clothing program starts with transfer stations at Lardner and Trafalgar by Upcylce4Better and Baw Baw Shire Council
Gippsland students from Grade 5 to Year 12 are encouraged to enter 2023 Parliament Prize competition by 16 June 2023
Crossbench federal MPs urged to visit Gippsland timber towns to learn of Victorian government ignorance and hypocrisy first hand
Martin Cameron warns Andrews Labor government to repeat past mistakes of negatively impacting local communities by neglecting regional roads
Motor Neurone Disease has Big Freeze fundraiser at Bairnsdale Oval with Darren Chester 10 June 2023
Ella Fothergill and Chloe Bethune from Federation University Gippsland win Gippsland Water Indigenous Scholarship
Gippsland road maintenance slashed by 25% for total reduction of 45% since 2020 by Andrews Labor government
Review of utilities resilience for blackout prevention and emergency response times demanded by Danny O'Brien
South Gippsland wins Corporate & Community Planning award at LGPro COnference on 24 May 2023 and more updates