This week the government, having been called out by the High Court, announced it would change the Medicines Act under urgency so it wouldn’t be pinged for its national rollout of the Pfizer vaccine.
The law it used to offer the drug to anyone aged over 16 was Section 23 of the Medicines Act, but that is specifically for a limited use situation. Not a mass rollout.
Now the government has been found breaching regulations on another matter – charging Australians for staying in managed isolation.
According to a Stuff report the Government will urgently pass legislation to retrospectively justify charging Australians for staying in the managed isolation.
The Government – without prior notice – introduced the urgent legislation to the House amid the aftermath of the Budget announcement on Thursday afternoon.