Western Australia along with many of the other states are becoming more like a CCP state. Is individual freedom soon to be totally gone?
How far should the government be allowed in telling the citizens what to wear, where they can and cannot go etc. etc.? Are certain rules (laws) needed for the safety of all citizens? What laws are really needed to keep the citizen free from the China virus? In Western Australia ‘A 41-year-old Ellenbrook man has been arrested and charged for refusing to wear a mask on the first day of Western Australia’s five-day lockdown.
Police allege the man was not wearing a mask outside a shopping centre on Great Eastern Highway in Midland and refused to when directed by officers.
Officers offered the man a mask but he refused and was subsequently arrested. It will be further alleged the man refused to provide police with his full name and identifying information.
The arrest came as Police Commissioner Chris Dawson on Monday said the community had so far been compliant, and laid bare his “knucklehead rule”.
“Masks must be worn at all times in the community and public,” he said.
“The rule is, if you’re outside your own home, the only time that you can’t, or are permitted to be about in the community is if you are the sole occupant driving a vehicle or if you are exercising and swimming at the time.”
Mr Dawson said police understood not everyone in the community had a mask yet, but there was a large supply available.
“There will be some challenges, we appreciate that, but one of the hallmarks of the way in which West Australians have responded over the past year is that police have not had to use a ‘big stick’ approach,” he said.
“I call it policing by consent. If the community is not wearing a mask, police will talk to you and approach you but if you are wilfully disobedient and belligerent about that – I call it the knucklehead rule.
“If you’re not going to wear a mask and one is available, you will get fined. This is not an excuse for you to say, ‘I don’t want to wear a mask’.”
A WA Police spokesman said the initial interaction with the man was to ensure he was aware of the legal requirement to wear a face mask in public.
“When it was established he did not have a face mask, he was offered one for free by the officers to assist him comply with the legal requirement,” he said.
“At that stage there was no intention to arrest or charge the man. However, once it was confirmed the man was aware of the legal requirement, had the ability to now comply with that legal requirement, and that he continued to fail to comply the direction, the officers acted in the best interest of the community and arrested him.”
The 41-year-old man was charged with failure to comply with a direction and failure to comply with request to give police personal details.
He appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court on Monday and was refused bail. He will next appear in the Midland Magistrates Court on February 19.’ https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-man-arrested-charged-for-not-wearing-mask-on-first-full-day-of-lockdown-20210201-p56ykp.html
It is almost if not totally impossible to know how many unborn babies are murdered each year in Australia. Many believe killing the unborn is a woman’s right but the unborn child HAS absolutely no rights according to that warped thinking. Now, abortion has progressed (if it can be called progress) to being performed over the phone! In ‘WA Liberal Senator Matt O’Sullivan has written to federal Health Minister Greg Hunt, following the FamilyVoice campaign to stop funding for medical abortion approvals by phone.
COVID restrictions have meant that a woman can phone a doctor – who may not know her – and be prescribed the abortion pill RU486 to take at home. This can put the woman at greater risk.
“Due to the nature of a telehealth consultation, it is not possible to conduct a necessary ultrasound in order to determine the exact gestation of the pregnancy,” Mr O’Sullivan told Mr Hunt a month before the Budget.
“As medical abortion is only available in Australia for terminations of pregnancies less than nine weeks gestation, (an ultrasound) is an important detail to have correct before prescribing (abortion) medication.
“Another important issue is that of reproductive coercion, which has been noted as a serious problem by organisations like Children by Choice and Marie Stopes. With the virtual aspect of a telehealth appointment, it seems almost impossible that such a system could account for the insidious nature of coercion.”
Matt O’Sullivan (42) has two children with Montanique, his wife of 21 years. He was elected to the Senate last year.
He was formerly an electrical technician and a church youth worker. For some years he also helped train indigenous young people and place them in permanent jobs.
In his maiden speech on 30 July 2019, he told the Senate: “My faith is an integral part of my life. I am a Christian, and I believe and affirm the Apostles’ Creed.
“In my late 20s, I seriously considered studying theology and becoming a minister of religion. But, while my faith was, and still is, a very important part of my life, I came to the realisation that being a pastor wasn’t the right path for me.”
FamilyVoice WA Director Darryl Budge is delighted that Senator O’Sullivan is putting his Christian faith into practice by speaking up for the most vulnerable members of society – the unborn, and quite a few of their mothers.
“Medicare funding for phone abortions teaches society that children are an inconvenient cost during this COVID-19 crisis, even though they are our future,” Mr Budge said.
“The Australian government is facing the lowest population growth in a century, while it funds over 70,000 abortions each year. It should instead simplify adoption – and fund counselling, compassionate care, family-support services and pregnancy crisis centres.”’https://familyvoice.org.au/news