Media release

Undemocratic ‘no jab, no job’ policy ruining lives: Palmer

Chairman of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has called on employers and heads of government stop instituting coercive practices forcing people to be vaccinated or lose their jobs.

“Thousands of distressed Australians are contacting the United Australia Party because they have been told ‘no jab, no job’ by their employer,” Mr Palmer said.

“These coercive measures are causing untold levels of anxiety, stress and financial hardship to innocent Australians.

“Many are public servants. They feel they have no voice and nowhere to turn. I want to assure all Australians that our party is here to listen and make a difference.

“We will fight to protect the values that have been built and developed in Australia since federation,” Mr Palmer said.

“It is undemocratic and wrong to deny any Australian their constitutional rights and freedoms because they choose not to take part in a vaccination program for personal or medical reasons.

“The data is clear. The virus doesn’t discriminate between those vaccinated and those not vaccinated. So-called ‘fully vaccinated’ people can be still be infected and can also pass the virus on to others,” he said.

Mr Palmer said that vaccination, therefore, had no impact on the ability of an individual to perform their workplace duties.

“Hundreds of people are contacting UAP every day as they feel they have nowhere else to turn. Nobody is helping them or even hearing them.

“It’s time employers and governments stopped to think about the havoc and distress they are causing in people’s lives,” Mr Palmer said.