Sky News Australia – Apr 15, 2021
Curtin Law School Senior Lecturer Dr Rocco Loiacono says developments for a “vaccine passport” in the UK and Europe are a “serious cause” for concern with respect to “preserving” our fundamental freedoms.
“What we’re seeing in the UK and in Europe is a serious cause for concern in particular if we want to preserve our fundamental freedoms and also if we want to be able to enjoy our freedoms as well as our social interaction”.
“This will seriously impact on our ability to socially interact as human beings.”
Dr Loiacono, in response to Sky News host Alan Jones’ remarks that a need for a vaccine passport is disproportionate to the alleged severity of the coronavirus, also said a push for a vaccine passport smacks of a “Leviathanesque” approach from governments.
“We’re in a situation similar to Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan … where he argued for an all-powerful sovereign who would have the power to, among other things, decide what opinions and doctrines are averse”.