Why was an individual application submitted a few days later in addition to the ministerial draft on the federal law on compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 dated December 9, 2021 without a deadline for submitting comments? Lawyer Mag. Gerold Beneder analyzes possible backgrounds and calls on citizens to observe what is happening closely.
The ÖVP (Gabriela Schwarz, member of the National Council) and the Greens (Ralph Schallmeier, Member of the National Council) another application was submitted on December 16, 2021. Mag. Gerold Beneder, Fundamental rights lawyersannounced in his Opinion dated December 19, 2021 an explanation of this “interesting event in Parliament”. The following questions arise in connection with him:
- Would you like to save yourself further extensive statements?
- Do you want to speed up this process due to the lack of enthusiasm among citizens for the Covid vaccination requirement?
- Do you intend to withdraw the original proposal and instead vote on the new one?
- Should the second application be placed in an application package, which will then not be read through so carefully?
- Do you want to keep back doors open?
Submit comments on both applications!
Beneder points out that no deadline for comments in the case of an individual application is provided. He assumes that it is almost identical to the original ministerial draft and contains only minor deviations, for example in the comments. It is important to submit comments on this new application or on both applications. The Vaccination Act is about an “obligation of all citizens to have something injected into their bodies by January 2024 at the behest of the legislature, at the behest of the federal minister.” not given.
The processes in the context of the Compulsory Vaccination Act must be observed accordingly, especially in view of the upcoming holiday season over Christmas and New Years. Everyone is encouraged to keep an eye on the Parliament server on a regular basis – something that Beneder has got used to doing: “We’ll stay on the ball. In the end, light and truth will prevail.”
Ministerial draft and individual application:
To the Ministerialentwurf Concerning the federal law on the compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 (COVID-19-Inpfpflichtgesetz – COVID-19-IG) of December 9th, 2021 you can access this link: COVID-19 Compulsory Vaccination Act-COVID-19-IG (164 / ME)
Comments on 164 / ME can be submitted here until January 10, 2022: https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/VHG/XXVII/ME/ME_00164/index.shtml#tab-Stellungnahmen
To the MEPs’ request Gabriela Schwarz, Ralph Schallmeier, colleagues regarding a federal law on compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 (COVID-19-Inoculation Act – COVID-19-IG) from December 16, 2021 you can access this link: COVID-19 Compulsory Vaccination Act – COVID-19-IG (2173 / A)
Comments on 2173 / A can be submitted here: https://www.parlament.gv.at/PAKT/VHG/XXVII/A/A_02173/index.shtml#tab-Stellungnahmen
MEP education as an important tool
At this point I want to go back to that Platform to prevent compulsory vaccination of the two lawyers in cooperation Höllwarth and Scheer pointed out. In addition to other initiatives, every citizen there has a very good value user-friendly Tool for educating MPs available free of charge:
“Our idea behind this is that every member of parliament should receive a letter by post from every affected citizen, in which on the one hand the member is informed that the person concerned does not in any way agree to the obligation to be vaccinated, and on the other hand with the help of the provided paper the MP is informed about the wrong path of compulsory vaccination.
It may well be, and it is ultimately the purpose of the action that through the mountain of mail that they will have to deal with, it is made clear to every MP that their own voting behavior is being observed and can lead to the next election, that he could lose his mandate if he acts against the interests of his district.“
Explanations and templates for statements by Peter Mayer:
The approach of the Austrian federal government in the Covid-19 context is by no means without alternatives. For a long time, critics of the corona measures in this country have been pointing out that in other parts of the world the way people deal with the disease is completely different. An example: No distance, no masks and no green passport in the US
In stark contrast to this, the Covid-19 Stringency Index, which classifies all countries based on nine criteria such as lockdown, school closings, travel restrictions, etc., the following: The world’s toughest corona measures can be found in Germany, followed by China and Austria. The freest countries are: Togo, Sweden, Bahamas. Read here: According to international research, who has the toughest corona dictatorship in the world? 1st place: Germany. 2nd place: China. 3rd place: Austria
The more citizens reject the planned vaccination law, the better. If you don’t want to write your own, you have the opportunity to join the research and political blogger Peter Mayer or to be inspired by them: