No plan survives contact with the enemy.
My employer unilaterally made vaccination a condition of employment.
I thought I’d anticipated this well by obtaining a vaccine exemption certificate from a sympathetic doctor, which was duly accepted by my employer.
However, the doctor would not load this on the official immunisation register, presumably so they (deliberate neutral pronoun to obfuscate) could remain under the radar.
I now have to travel internationally for business and the immigration department requires the record on the register.
So, I ran out of road and excuses.
This government coercion for what should be a very personal medical decision is morally wrong.
It’s also medically wrong – the injection won’t prevent me catching the virus or passing it on. In fact, some studies are now suggesting a higher infection rate amongst the vaccinated.
It’s also an abuse of human rights, as documented by the /checks notes/ Australian government’s Human Rights department in 2019.
There will be a consequence to this, at a minimum a protest vote at every future election, perhaps there’s more tangible actions I can take. Suggestions below, please (and no, I’m not planning to go “postal” on anyone).