‘I wanted to tell you what I am doing about ongoing and proposed medical segregation and workplace jab mandates by state governments and private corporations. You might have heard that Liberal Senators Gerard Rennick and Alex Antic and One Nation Senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts have announced they are withholding their votes from the government in the Senate until Australians are given protection from vaccine discrimination.
An attempt was made by One Nation in the Senate this morning (Monday) to bring in a bill which would have ended vaccine discrimination. Senators Rennick and Antic as well as Matthew Canavan, Sam McMahon and Concetta Fierravanti-Wells voted for that bill. The bill was sadly defeated. As I am not a Senator, I did not get a vote. However, the One Nation bill is very similar to the one I have co-sponsored with Craig Kelly in the House of Representatives, titled the No Domestic COVID Vaccine Passports Bill 2021. I have already voted for this bill in the House of Representatives (unsuccessfully sadly) and will vote for it again and again and again, if and when the bill is given a chance to go forward.
But here’s what I’m doing now.
Earlier today, I informed Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce (and the Nationals Party Room of which I am a member) that, unless we act to stop state governments and private corporations from discriminating against non-vaccinated Australians when it comes to either employment or clientele, then I intend to not be beholden to party room discipline when voting in the House of Representatives.
To be clear, until federal action is taken against vaccine discrimination, I will be voting according to my conscience (or abstaining from votes) on bills and substantive motions rather than just voting with the government as MPs usually do.
As I was elected as a member of the Liberal National Party, I will continue to support the government with confidence motions and supply as well as procedural motions (except if they relate to ending vaccine discrimination). My support is not guaranteed on bills or substantive motions. When action is taken to stop vaccine discrimination, I will go back to the normal process of voting with the government on most, if not all, bills and substantive motions.
I have no doubt this stance will result in personal attacks on me. But far more important than my political and personal reputation is the prospect of ending the tyranny, the discrimination, the segregation, the job losses and the negative business impacts that are all being wrought (or are about to be wrought) on my fellow Australians.
You can support my stance at www.georgechristensen.com.au/vax
Here’s hoping we see some action soon.
God bless you and your family.
George Christensen MP‘https://nationfirst.substack.com/p/-alert-what-im-doing-to-stop-vaccine