Today Labor and the Greens voted against holding a Royal Commission into the government handling of Covid-19. This is despite Albanese saying he would hold a Royal Commission and Senator Gallagher saying an inquiry should be held.
When the Coalition was in power there was an ongoing Senate inquiry into Covid that Labor pushed for, yet now they are in power they don’t want to analyse the government overreach.
This just proves that Labor were more than happy to weaponise Covid to gain power and didn’t actually care about the people.
See how they voted here.
Chamber Senate on 7/08/2023
ItemMATTERS OF URGENCY – COVID-19: Pandemic Response Inquiry
Senator RENNICK (Queensland) (16:31): I, too, support this motion and believe that we need a royal commission into COVID. I would like a Senate inquiry into COVID as well. Anyway, I’ll take whatever I can get at this stage because there are a number of issues that need to be addressed in regard to this. First is the origin of COVID itself. We had Anthony Fauci come out the day before Donald Trump’s inauguration and say that there would be a surprise outbreak throughout Trump’s term. This same person then colluded with none other than some Australians—one was Ed Holmes from Sydney University—with a view to covering up the origins of the coronavirus. So we need to look at that as well and at whether or not coronavirus was deliberately made. Was there a deliberate cover-up?
We then need to look at the diagnostic tool, the PCR testing. We need to determine which part of the COVID sequence was actually used to indicate a positive return. There are 29 proteins and 29,000 nucleotides. We need to know the length of the nucleotides in the sequence that was used in the PCR test to determine whether or not COVID was positive. We also need to look at why the cycle threshold was set to 40, not 28. We then also need to look at why the World Health Organization told national health authorities to code every death that came back with a positive COVID test to COVID and not some other form of disease. For example, people could’ve had comorbidities and their death could’ve been from those other comorbidities, but the World Health Organization said that you had to put that to COVID, which obviously would’ve bumped up the number of COVID deaths.
We also need to look at the role of the media and, in particular, the way in which they’ve ramped up the fearmongering in regard to COVID. We need to look at the censorship involved with COVID. Anyone who questioned the narrative of COVID was censored. That’s not the way science is conducted. Science should always be open to scrutiny, so we need to look at the censorship there. We need to look at the role the state premiers played with their daily press conferences. Who can forget the Queensland Premier with her classic statement: ‘There’s COVID in the sewage. Be scared, everybody.’ That sort of insanity needs to stop and cannot be allowed to happen ever again.
We need to consider why we bought 300 million vaccines—12 doses for every man, woman and child in this country—when at the same time we were being told that two doses were enough. We dropped over $8 billion on these vaccines. We could’ve bought 75 million, spent $2 billion and saved $6 billion for frontline services, including maternity wards in my home town of Chinchilla. We also need to look at why 10 million people caught COVID after the borders were opened up. The public assessment report said the vaccine was approved to stop infection, yet 10 million people caught COVID in the year after opening up. It did not work, and we need to ask why the pharmaceutical companies got away with it. (Time expired)