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SYDNEY, Australia, November 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Alan Joyce, the openly homosexual CEO of Qantas, Australia’s largest airline, has publicly confirmed that his nation’s flag carrier will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all international passengers.

Appearing as a guest on the Australian television program A Current Affair, Joyce was asked by hostess Tracy Grimshaw, “Alan, when there is a vaccine, are you going to require all of your passengers to be vaccinated before they get on a plane?”

Joyce responded, “Yeah, we are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say, for international travelers that we will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft. Whether you need that domestically, we’ll have to see what happens with COVID-19 and the market, but certainly for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.”

Joyce indicated that such a requirement is likely to become an industry standard. “I think that’s going to be a common thing, talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe,” he said.

Harsh responses to this announcement came swiftly. As reported by Lauren McMah of, these included “calls to boycott Qantas.”

“His comments sparked an immediate wave of fury from people who objected to the policy,” she wrote. A number of Twitter users angrily weighed in.

This announcement comes while there is an international struggle between a push for vaccine mandates on one side, and resistance for such invasive measures emerging in response.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated in August that he expects a COVID-19 vaccine will be “as mandatory as you can possibly make it.” Following a significant and immediate backlash, he walked back his comments saying there will be “no compulsory vaccine but there will be a lot of encouragement and measures to get as high a rate of acceptance as usual.”

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Mainstream media sources are promoting offensive suggestions by some doctors that people who refuse a vaccine for COVID-19 should be "punished" by the government and by business - effectively coercing them into taking the vaccine.

  • One group of doctors writing in 'USA Today' suggested that the government impose special taxes (i.e., fines) on people who refuse the vaccination and that business simply refuse to serve them. [see story below]
  • Another doctor writing in an online publication called 'The Conversation' shamelessly suggested that people who refuse a vaccine should be given a psychoactive drug to induce compliance. [see story below]

But, these suggestions are plain political posturing, and have nothing to do with science or with the recent trends of the disease.

And, in case they haven't noticed, we live in a democracy not a medical dictatorship!

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People should not have to live in fear of governmental or corporate retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

It would be intolerable and immoral for the government or business to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will to avoid a fine, or just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping.

Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.

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Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.

Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.

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In September LifeSiteNews drew attention to the fact that the state of Western Australia passed a law that allows police officers or other “authorized officers” to “restrain individuals and, if deemed necessary, forcibly remove their underwear in order to administer a vaccine.”

However, an attempted clarification offered that “[t]hese powers are only enforceable under a public health state of emergency, as was declared in Western Australia on 23 March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” 

“The government should have declared the emergency over months ago,” Dr. Rocco Loiacono, senior lecturer at the Curtin Law School in Western Australia, told LifeSiteNews at the time, “but of course they will not now relinquish these newfound powers.”

Originally an Irish national, Joyce also affirmed interest in establishing “an electronic version” of “a vaccination passport” to be required for all international travelers.

Joyce and his longtime “partner,” Shane Lloyd, live in an inner-city suburb of Sydney.


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