The federal government will begin to mobilise the military to enforce Australia’s toughest COVID-19 regulations yet, including quarantine measures and compliance checks.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) have been enlisted to monitor mandatory isolation requirements for suspected carriers of the ‘virus’ and are predicted to expand their operations in the coming weeks.
Australia has now entered a total shutdown of all non-essential services, with suburb-by-suburb lockdown measures tipped to become a reality.
As the country sails through uncharted waters, we explore the latest on COVID-19, future predictions of this unfolding plan — including the potential of Martial Law — and deeper links between the virus and propaganda used in George Orwell’s 1984.
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, including forced vaccinations, quarantine or jail, according to new legislation passed into Australian law. The Biosecurity Bill 2014 cleared parliament yesterday, and is aimed