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NSW Premier accused of ‘cabal of anti-vax’ among his government MPs


NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet is being accused of double standards over an alleged “cabal of anti-vaxxers” among his MPs, but nobody has been named.

Speaking under the protection of parliamentary privilege today, Labor MLC Walt Secord declared the government “has one set of rules for the public and workers, and another for its own MPs”.

While supporting vaccination mandates, he said they have forced more than 1100 unvaccinated public health workers to resign.

Speaking under the protection of Parliamentary Privilege on Wednesday, Labor MLC Walt Secord declared the government "has one set of rules for the public and workers, and another for its own MPs".
Labor MLC Walt Secord spoke under parliamentary privilege. (9News)

Teachers and those working in child care, aged care, airports, quarantine and transport are also required by the NSW Government to be vaccinated.

“We support vaccinations for essential workers, but we also support consistency,” Mr Secord said.

“They force unvaccinated workers out of the workplace, but they refuse to take action against their own.”

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 21: NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet addresses the media at Sydney's International Airport on February 21, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Australia is welcoming fully-vaccinated international travellers for the first time since closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents in March 2020 in the effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
Mr Secord accused Dominic Perrottet of double standards. (Getty)

Mr Secord said there is a “cabal of anti-vaxxers within the NSW Liberal Party’s parliamentary ranks” and called for the premier to “take action” against them.

“What kind of message does it send when the government is kicking workers out of their jobs while allowing its own MPs to come in and out of parliament and evade the very rules their party and government enforces on others?” he said.

But the former Shadow Health Minister stopped short of naming which MPs he believes to be “anti-vaxxers” or how many.

The Premier is being accused of double standards, over an alleged "cabal of anti-vaxxers" among his MPs, but nobody has been named.
Mr Secord did not specifically name any MPs. (9News)

9News has sought comment from the premier as to whether he’s aware of any unvaccinated MPs in his ranks.

A spokeswoman for Opposition Leader Chris Minns has confirmed “all Labor MPs are vaccinated.”



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