One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson criticized a “stupid” rule imposed on federal politicians planning to travel to Canberra.
One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson denounced “stupid” vaccine rules that could see her banned from Parliament.
Federal politicians, like her, may not be allowed to travel to Canberra without prior quarantine after new rules were announced, allowing only those who are fully vaccinated to avoid isolation.
The One Nation senator has expressed her refusal to take the Covid-19 blow and said she will seek advice on this and examine her rights as an MP.
“It’s not going to change my perspective on immunization. I’ve told the government before that I won’t be attending the October sittings anyway, ”she told NCA NewsWire.
“This is going to put the coalition government at an impasse with the way they are dealing with this.
“I understand that they cannot prevent an elected member from attending parliament to do his homework.”
It was announced Thursday afternoon that only federal MPs, senators and staff from areas affected by Covid would not need to self-quarantine for two weeks ahead of October sittings and hearings.
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr broke the news on social media, saying those who were not vaccinated should complete the 14 days of isolation.
He said the changes were made as part of ACT Health’s new guidelines.
Ms Hanson said the announcement was made very close to sitting week which begins on Oct. 18, making it difficult for MPs who were not already vaccinated.
“The vaccinated person can still be a carrier of the Covid so what good?
“It’s alarmist. I will not comply with his requests and I think they are unrealistic.
“It’s stupid to quarantine someone for two weeks who doesn’t have Covid.”
Ms Hanson has supported construction workers who refuse mandatory vaccinations.
She took to her social media platforms in September and appeared to have likened their cause to the Black Lives Matter movement.
“BUILDING LIVES COUNTS,” she posted.
“One Nation supports construction workers fighting for freedom of choice! “
Ms. Hanson is the founder and leader of the right-wing populist party.
His comments came as violent protests erupted outside the headquarters of the construction union CFMEU in Melbourne last month.
Workers in the industry have expressed disapproval with the state government directive that all construction workers have at least one jab to work.