The United States Centre for Disease Control wants powers that Australia has.

Saturday , 3, September 2016 Leave a comment


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The above graphic and article has been doing the rounds recently.  To the shock and horror of many Australians, yet many don’t realise the CDC is merely asking for what Australia already has.

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Allow me to introduce you to the BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 where it provides that “a Biosecurity officer may request an individual to be decontaminated” if “the officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, that the individual may have been exposed to a disease or pest”.  This “reasonable grounds” is a similar threshold we find in other pieces of Legislation like the CRIMES ACT 1958, where its requirement is based on an arbitrary suspicion ( a state of mind of the police officer at the time, given what the officers perception is) that something is wrong.

So if a BioSecurity officer has “reasonable grounds” to suspect you “may have been exposed to a disease or pest” then he initiates a “human biosecurity control order”  that is in force in relation to an individual must specify what he suspects on reasonable grounds that you have and why.   Of course now that it has been established that you are a risk and are suspected of having the said disease, the next step is naturally a “decontamination” and under Section 61(f)(ii) it states “in relation to a biosecurity measure included under section 89 decontamination or 92 (vaccination or treatment)–how the biosecurity measure is to be undertaken;” .

Which then leads us to Section 92 as stated above which says quite clearly :-

BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 – SECT 92

Receiving a vaccination or treatment

                   An individual may be required by a human biosecurity control order to receive, at a specified medical facility:

                     (a)  a specified vaccination; or

                     (b)  a specified form of treatment;

in order to manage the listed human disease specified in the order, and any other listed human disease.

Note:          For the manner in which this biosecurity measure must be carried out, see section 94.

Which leads us to :-

BIOSECURITY ACT 2015 – SECT 94

Appropriate medical or other standards to be applied

                   A biosecurity measure set out in section 90 (examination), 91 (body samples), 92 (vaccination or treatment) or 93 (medication) must be carried out in a manner consistent with either or both of the following (as the case requires):

                     (a)  appropriate medical standards;

                     (b)  appropriate other relevant professional standards.

So sleep well tonight Australia with the knowledge you are safe from BioSecurity hazards, if one of our highly trained Biosecurity officers has reasonable grounds to suspect someone has a disease, they will initiate a “human biosecurity control order” which can involve the threat being decontaminated by vaccination, and most importantly to appropriate medical standards.

The beauty of all of this is the BioSecurity Act makes this all a simple Administrative procedure, no need for pesky court orders or due process of law, done under authority of an Act of Parliament and with bilateral support from the major political parties, it must of course be in your best interests.

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