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The virus doesn’t care what your political opinions are, Scott morrison He says.
He only cares if he’s vaccinated. “
11.25 p. M. BST
On whether vaccinated people will have exemptions (phase B) Scott morrison says it will depend heavily on the states, because states are in charge of public health decisions:
The federal government cannot legislate that we do not have the power to do that, public health as we said so many times now, the states decide that if places and things like this want to do this (exempt vaccinated people), my advice is that So they will need the backing of state public health orders to achieve it, to make that kind of thing mandatory, that’s my advice, and these are issues where places and other things will have to resolve with state governments. .
So ultimately that will be a decision for them, but when it comes to those arrangements, I think they will be very interested in it, because when we get to Phase B, we will look to provide waivers for people who get vaccinated.
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