This week marks a significant victory for Australia's sovereignty. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been forced to back down on its proposed changes to the health regulations that guide member states in the event of a disease outbreak, such as COVID-19.
The proposed changes would have stripped Australia of its sovereignty and given the WHO unprecedented power over the nation.
This backdown decision is a crucial first step in stopping unelected global bureaucracies from overstepping their bounds. However, the fight is far from over. The proposed powers still reside in the WHO Pandemic Treaty, which is waiting to be signed by world leaders. If the Pandemic Treaty were approved, it would enforce all of the binding health powers that have just been rejected.
Last December, the Morrison government voted in favour of these changes, but due to opposition from many countries, the proposal was ultimately defeated. Undeterred, the WHO attempted to push these changes again this year. After months of criticism, the Final Report from the International Health Regulations Review Committee has dropped the proposed changes, making the WHO an advisory body once again.
Gone are the dystopian demands such as mandatory vaccinations, forced quarantines, and control over proof of vaccination systems. The universal "health passport" or vaccine passport has also been thrown out, as it raised "ethical" and "discriminatory" concerns. The committee will now only be confined to actual public health emergencies, removing the fear that their scope could be extended to "climate lockdowns" and other human rights abuses.
One Nation and those opposed to these measures have had a major victory with the findings of the committee agreeing with the concerns they raised regarding the threat to sovereignty. The committee validated the fears raised on the international stage and within the free press, stating in their final report that they were "concerned that the proposals may unduly impinge on the sovereignty of state parties."
The WHO is too big, too bureaucratic, and too close to the pharmaceutical industry to be trusted with such unprecedented power. The next step to protect Australia's health sovereignty is to reject the WHO Pandemic Treaty and to ensure that the Prime Minister does not sign it. The treaty includes a provision that it becomes binding on Australia the moment our WHO representative signs it, bypassing the need for Parliamentary oversight.
One Nation will continue to fight against this threat to Australia's sovereignty and to ensure that the health and freedoms of the Australian people are protected.