‘It’s a fine line’: Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner on vaccine mandates
Australia’s newly installed Human Rights Commissioner, Lorraine Finlay, says state governments must be cautious in imposing “overly broad” vaccine mandates
Ms Finlay begun her five year term on Monday, after being appointed by Attorney-General Michaelia Cash.
“I personally would like to see as many people as possible choose to be vaccinated,” she said on 6PR Mornings.
“But we also do need to be careful from a human rights perspective, about imposing overly broad vaccine mandates.
“Because while, on the one hand, governments absolutely can limit rights in order to protect public health.
“Those limits always need to be justified, non-discriminatory and proportionate.”
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