04 June 2020

Deputy Chief Medical Officer NOT fined for telling you to use the app. Why?

Currently  during these ‘unprecedented’ times (well, the ‘precedence’ was already set during the Spanish flu in 1919), we are experiencing  a barrage of messages over the television air waves.

These messages come in the form of an advertisement, which means it is an ‘enticement’ or an action in telling you to conduct business/commerce/trade, where this message is not a ‘public notice’.

Dr. Nick Coatsworth,  is telling you to purchase an app from either Google or Apple BEFORE you leave your place of residence.

The business that is supporting his words is the 'Australian Government'.

Putting aside the legalities that people in your contact list are being traced WITHOUT their consent, there is a newly placed law that PROHIBITS a person or business to require the downloading of the app.

So, according to the law, the Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Act 2020;

94H  Requiring the use of COVIDSafe
             (1)  A person commits an offence if the person requires another person to:
                     (a)  download COVIDSafe to a communication device;

See https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2020A00044

So, let’s be very clear about this:

Dr. Nick Coatsworth is telling you to purchase the app, illegally.

The penalty is 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

The business that one works for is also subject to penalties, in this case it is the ‘Australian Government’.

Will Dr. Nick Coatsworth be fined or imprisoned?

Is he above federal law?

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