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Human Rights: Australian woman kept in Covid camp and threatened with fines

HUMAN RIGHTS in Australia are being brought to the forefront again after a young Australian woman was taken from her family home by police to a Covid Internment Camp.

In a video released by her family, 26-year-old Hayley Hodgson can be seen being led by uniformed police to what she called ‘a casino bus’ and led away.

In the footage, Hayley says she moved to Darwin from Melbourne to escape the never-ending lockdowns, — only to find herself isolated and locked in a Covid Internment Camp without even having the virus!

Human Rights: Australian woman kept in Covid camp and threatened with fines
The vehicle that the 26-year-old woman was whisked off by Australian police in

Speaking to UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers, she said she had just returned from 14-day detention at Howard Springs, the government’s new 2000-capacity Covid camp.

Watch the full account of Hayley’s personally-lived experience.

She said it all began when a friend of hers tested positive. She recounts how investigators came to her home shortly afterwards, having run the number plate on her scooter to identify her as a ‘close contact’. They asked if she had done a Covid test, and at the moment she lied and said she had when in fact she had not yet. This set in train an extraordinary series of events.

“We’ve just been told from higher up”

“So then the police officers blocked my driveway,” she says. “I walked out and I said, “what’s going on, are you guys testing me for COVID? What’s happening?” They said, “no, you’re getting taken away. And you have no choice. You’re going to Howard Springs. You either come with us now, and we’ll put you in the back of the divvy van. Or you can have a choice to get a ‘COVID cab’… I just said, “I don’t consent to this. I don’t understand why I can’t just self-isolate at home, like a lot of other people are doing.” And they just said, “we’ve just been told from higher up where to take you. And that’s all that there is.”

Human Rights: Australian woman kept in Covid camp and threatened with fines

A fact-check by ‘PolitiFact’ in October 2021 originally concluded that “Australia’s quarantine facilities are for travelers, not for isolating unvaccinated people.” In this case, however, Hayley Hodgson made clear she did not consent and was testing negative.

It comes as Australia’s Victorians can now be jailed for two years and fined $45,250 for breaching public health orders under premier Daniel Andrew’s controversial new pandemic bill.

The Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill passed the upper house by a thin margin of 20 votes to 18 on Thursday.

RELATED BBC NEWS: Australian police have arrested three people who broke out of a Covid quarantine compound in the middle of the night.


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