contact tracing – covid safe app – check in apps etc

Below is an amendment to a privacy LAW (not directive) regarding the covid safe app which many restaurants, night clubs and pubs un OZ say is mandatory. MAY I MAKE IT CLEAR THIS IS PURELY CONTACT TRACING

Well sorry to quote the law – It cannot be forced upon us.

“On 26 April 2020, the Australian Government released the COVIDSafe app- external site to provide a new tool for state and territory health authorities to undertake contact tracing for people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19).

“Upon its release, COVIDSafe was supported by interim privacy protections outlined in a determination made under the Biosecurity Act 2015.

On 14 May 2020, Parliament passed the Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Act to support the COVIDSafe app and provide strong ongoing privacy protections.” – Attorney Generals Department.

 Requiring the use of COVIDSafe 94H Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Act 2020

             (1)  A person commits an offence if the person requires another person to:

                     (a)  download COVIDSafe to a communication device; or

                     (b)  have COVIDSafe in operation on a communication device; or

                     (c)  consent to uploading COVID app data from a communication device to the National COVIDSafe Data Store.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person:

                     (a)  refuses to enter into, or continue, a contract or arrangement with another person (including a contract of employment); or

                     (b)  takes adverse action (within the meaning of the Fair Work Act 2009) against another person; or

                     (c)  refuses to allow another person to enter:

                              (i)  premises that are otherwise accessible to the public; or

                             (ii)  premises that the other person has a right to enter; or

                     (d)  refuses to allow another person to participate in an activity; or

                     (e)  refuses to receive goods or services from another person, or insists on providing less monetary consideration for the goods or services; or

                      (f)  refuses to provide goods or services to another person, or insists on receiving more monetary consideration for the goods or services;

on the ground that, or on grounds that include the ground that, the other person:

                     (g)  has not downloaded COVIDSafe to a communication device; or

                     (h)  does not have COVIDSafe in operation on a communication device; or

                      (i)  has not consented to uploading COVID app data from a communication device to the National COVIDSafe Data Store.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years or 300 penalty units, or both.

             (3)  To avoid doubt:

                     (a)  subsection (2) is a workplace law for the purposes of the Fair Work Act 2009; and

                     (b)  the benefit that the other person derives because of an obligation of the person under subsection (2) is a workplace right within the meaning of Part 3‑1 of that Act.

If you do not believe the above LAW then read and weep when you take on the 700 pages of the –

Bio Security ACT 2015

Specifies that in order to gain “contact information” a biosecurity order must be in force and issued in the name of the individual person. In section 69-70 it talks about this so feel free to read it.

The Biosecurity ACT also specifies that details of when and if a Bio Security Order can be issued to generate contact tracing in the first place. We could go on and on. Therefore no-one has just make up their own directives because they feel like it. Any application that contact traces falls in the same bag. Checking In is weasel words for CONTACT TRACING.

Section 61 Contents of a human biosecurity control order
(1) A human biosecurity control order that is in force in relation to an
individual must specify the following:
(a) the ground in subsection 60(2) under which the order is
imposed on the individual;
(b) the listed human disease in relation to which the order is
imposed on the individual;
(c) any signs or symptoms of the listed human disease;
(d) the prescribed contact information provided by the individual
under section 69 or 70 (as the case requires);
(e) a unique identifier for the order;
(f) each biosecurity measure (specified in Subdivision B of
Division 3) with which the individual must comply, and an
explanation of:
(i) why each biosecurity measure is required; and
(ii) in relation to a biosecurity measure included under
section 89 (decontamination), 90 (examination), 91
(body samples) or 92 (vaccination or treatment)—how
the biosecurity measure is to be undertaken;
(g) any information required to be included in the order by
Subdivision B of Division 3;
(h) the period during which the order is in force, which must not
be more than 3 months;
(i) the following:
(i) the effect of section 70 (requirement to notify of
changes to contact information);
(ii) the effect of section 74 (when an individual is required
to comply with a biosecurity measure);