The Labor Party Senator for Victoria has threatened and discriminated against a concerned community earlier this week in an article in The Age titled ‘New COVID-19 restrictions will be needed for anti-vaxxers.’
In the article, Ciccone goes on to threaten and discriminate against a community concerned over vaccines manufactured to prevent COVID19 – which currently does not even exist anywhere on earth – and their decision not to partake in a government COVID19 vaccine program.
About 40 years of research led to the introduction of the polio vaccines in the 1950s. The government wants to test and release a vaccine for COVID19 in less than 8 months of discovery of the virus. That in itself is absurd and not to mention reckless and dangerous.
Some of Ciccone’s offensive material is quoted below.
To anti-vaxxers, I have one message: our tolerance for your wilful ignorance is over. We cannot afford, morally or economically, to give any ground to those who choose not to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Let me be clear. I’m not advocating that we vaccinate people against their will. That would be wrong. We must ensure that the safety of our community is the number one priority. That means that participation in everyday life cannot put others at risk. If you do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you ought to bear the consequences of that decision.
As a community, we should consider to what extent we allow organisations to prevent those who object to being vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter their premises, participate in their activities and, in some circumstances, seek their employment.
For the rest who claim they are conscientious objectors, the excuses don’t stack up anymore. There is too much at stake. I know after writing this my office will be inundated with correspondence from anti-vaccination activists demanding to be heard. For those of you who do contact me, know this. I have no interest in your alternative “facts” or your conspiracy theories.
Your views are fortunately in the minority, and that’s how they will be treated. Today’s media landscape is such that you will probably receive attention for your ill-informed comments, but that doesn’t mean you are right. It just means you have been noticed.
The Victorian Federal Senator admitted he won’t be listening to concerned constituents and has even gone so far as to discriminated against a “minority” as he so eloquently puts it. Does the senator actually expect anyone to vote for people who admittedly do not represent them in parliament?
Like most Australians, the concerned community is made up of taxpayers and voters, so the threat doesn’t come lightly for the people who contribute to society and everyday life in Australia, especially coming from a senator “elected” to represent his constituents.
But Senator Raff Ciccone was never actually elected into the Senate. Ciccone was appointed to the Senate on 6 March 2019 to fill a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Jacinta Collins.
Ciccone is the son of Italian immigrant parents who arrived in Australia in the 1960s, which may put him in breach of section 44 of our constitution “allegiance to a foreign power” unless he can show otherwise, that he has renounced all foreign privileges and allegiances.
As most Labor Party politicians, Ciccone is a union man who rose up through the ranks of the SDA Union, the same Union that struck a deal with the supermarket giant Coles to underpay its workforce.
His obsession with vaccines and backing big pharmaceutical comes from being a board member of Link Health and Community. And in December of 2017, he served as the organisation’s chair.
Ciccone is married to Dimity Paul, who was once chief of staff to Victorian government minister Adem Somyurek. The same Adem Somyurek recently caught up in a year long investigation for corruption in the Labor Party.
It seems Raff has not attempted to tackle any of the real issues facing the Commonwealth, nor has he addressed the increasing corruption in government that cripples it. He has never motioned to have the pedophile suppression orders removed that protect pedophile politicians, police and members of the judiciary named by Bill Heffernan in 2015.
Raff voted very strongly to increase legal protections of the LGBTI people and voted very strongly for transgender rights, both of which are minority groups. But as conscientious objectors, he offers threats and discrimination.
Ciccone also voted in favour of increasing surveillance powers that breach your privacy, voted in favour of the Paris Climate Agreement where Australia is being taken advantage of by the rest of the world by reducing our industry and making us reliant on foreign manufacturers, and voted in favour of the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, also reducing our industry.
Not a great track record for the Victorian Senator who admittedly does not represent his constituents. But like most other career politicians, Mr Ciccone seems to only represent his own interests and views whilst adhering to corporate and foreign influence.