WRAP-UP: Burnett vax mandate rules and retaliations

Kingaroy local, Lynda Lange, addressing the crowd. Picture: Neesha Sinnya. 260045_16

Hundreds of passionate South Burnett locals rallied together on Sunday 28 November in opposition to the Queensland Government’s restrictions for unvaccinated people, set to be introduced on 17 December.

Community members and business owners shared their views on the new restrictions at the ‘peaceful gathering’ at the Kingaroy Town Hall forecourt.

The patriotic spirit was clear amongst the speakers with some branding the mandates as un-Australian, while others made claims that the new restrictions promoted discrimination.

Kingaroy local and former registered nurse, Lynda Lange, led the rally.

“We are having conversations we could have never imagined – can we visit our dying relatives, can we attend a wedding in another state, is it possible to visit the cinema or have a snack in our favourite cafe?” Mrs Lange asked the crowd.

Here is a wrap-up of everything you need to know regarding the 17 December vaccination mandate and how the community feels:

• Kingaroy residents stand up against the mandate: https://bit.ly/3EjSY1c

• David Littleproud on how the National Plan and public health orders work together: https://bit.ly/3EjSY1c

• How Burnett businesses will navigate the new restrictions: https://bit.ly/3luGjkC

• South Burnett Mayor reveals how the mandate impact council services: https://bit.ly/3IdxxRB

• North Burnett Mayors predicts the impact of the mandate on regional towns: https://bit.ly/3daf0aq