Perry delivered the grim warning during a live interview on the morning show "Today" at the Nine Network. He told hosts Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon that Australians turning down the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are "crazy" for not getting the shot. "Life will be miserable without being vaccinated," Perry said.
The AMA-QLD president continued that unvaccinated Australians "won't be able to hide" and that they risk getting fines or being fired from their jobs. "It's going to be very hard to maintain employment for those who are not vaccinated."
According to Perry, Australians deceiving health authorities could face fraud charges and "a whole pile of problems."
Perry warned that unvaccinated Australians could be barred from entering restaurants and entertainment venues. "You won't be able to go anywhere for any entertainment. You'll be asked to show proof of vaccination going into most venues. The pubs and the clubs are going to have to find out if people have been vaccinated before they allow them in," he said.
Queensland citizens who attempt to enter establishments without proof of vaccination will be fined AU$1,378 ($1,011) for every offense. Meanwhile, local businesses have been told to immediately call law enforcement if they encounter issues with unvaccinated customers trying to enter.
Langdon asked the AMA-QLD president if the threat of a miserable life was what unvaccinated people needed to convince them of the vaccine's merits. "I don't think people can be relaxed about it anymore. Their livelihood is on the line," Perry answered, adding that he has to separate unvaccinated employees from their vaccinated colleagues in his office.
"So, get vaccinated – otherwise, you're going to have a very, very lonely life and you're not going to be able to maintain your employment," he said. (Related: Australia considering COVID-19 vaccine passports and the segregation of society based on vaccination status.)
Perry's remarks during the "Today" interview came amid new restrictions announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. She announced on Nov. 9 that unvaccinated residents would be subject to new restrictions starting Dec. 17.
Only vaccinated Australians will be allowed to enter dining establishments, cultural venues, locations where live performances are held, prisons, medical facilities and care homes beginning that date.
Palaszczuk added that once the 80 percent vaccination rate is hit, fully vaccinated people can enjoy normal weddings once more. In the meantime, Perry commented that "people having weddings are going to have to weed out the unvaccinated."
Capacity restrictions at hospitality and event venues will be lifted as long as all staff members and patrons have received the COVID-19 shot. Aside from this, she added that face masks will no longer be required in indoor settings when the vaccination target is reached.
"This is both a reward for the fully vaccinated and precaution for when the borders open and we will see more cases in our community. People deserve to know that they can go to these places and know that they are safe. This is our next step [at] keeping Queenslanders safe," the Queensland premier said.
However, two businesses have stood up and said they will not be barring unvaccinated Australians from entering their establishments. Heath Goddard, co-founder and CEO of household goods retailer Pillow Talk, reassured customers and staff members that they will not be subjected to the "preposterous and ridiculous" restrictions.
"Anyone is welcome to come into my business, vaccinated or unvaccinated. I certainly have not mandated any person in my company to get vaccinated [as] I know the dangers," he told the Epoch Times. (Related: Aussie household goods store owner slams restrictions on unvaccinated people.)
Entrepreneur Philip Di Bella also announced that he will not bar Australians who have not yet received the vaccine from his business. Di Bella, who owns Coffee Commune in Brisbane, said in a video: "It won't be happening in my venue, I can assure you. The Coffee Commune [at Bowen Hills] will not discriminate."
The cafe owner took offense with the fact that COVID-19 vaccines have to be mandated so that people maintain their freedoms. "You want to be vaccinated, you be vaccinated. If you don't, you don't. You take the health precautions that you need for yourself," he said.
Di Bella ultimately warned: "If you support them mandating something like this … that you have your human rights taken away on where you can eat, drink, associate [and] go based on whether you are vaccinated or not – then you've got rocks in your head and this country has gone mad."
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