Dan Tehan calls on review of COVID laws
Coalition MP Dan Tehan has questioned his own government’s pandemic response when passing controversial laws.
Former trade minister Dan Tehan said the Biosecurity Act – which allowed the government to force people into quarantine, wear masks, and be vaccinated against their will – should be reviewed by a joint standing committee of both houses of parliament.
He told Joe Hildebrand the law has no checks and balances in place, giving the Health Minister sole discretion.
“We need to make sure that this bill is completely re-examined.
“The best way to do that is through a bi-partisan committee … because if we can get agreement through a committee of that nature it means that you will have a bill that has the appropriate checks and balances in it.”
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