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New Australian law allows forced quarantine or jail to ‘prevent suspected disease’

14 May 2015 Biosecurity researchers inside a laboratory in Geelong. Photo: CSIRO/AAP Individuals suspected of having a “serious contagious disease” could face five years in prison if they defy orders to stay at home, mandatory vaccination, quarantine or jail, according to new legislation passed into Australian law. The Biosecurity Bill 2014 cleared parliament yesterday, and

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