NSW Shooters Party MP and Member for Orange, Philip Donato, has criticised the NSW Government for their Roadmap to Freedom. Donato believes what we currently have are merely a new set of conditions without any defined point at which we can reclaim a life of real freedom and without health order restrictions.
“On September 9th the Premier and her Deputy released their document titled “Roadmap to Freedom” www.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/roadmap-to-freedom-unveiled-for-fully-vaccinated
“This isn’t a map at all, it’s yet another mishmash variety of the Government’s health order restrictions which are confusing to community and business,” he said. “Freedom doesn’t come with T’s & C’s or strings attached. We need a solid plan with a realistic vaccination goal of the willing, at which our lives are no longer controlled by health order restrictions.”
Donato also said he believed that the impacts had driven many to breaking point as businesses close, mortgages default and relationships and mental health become strained.
“The NSW Government has subscribed to the Doherty Institute’s modelling, which is centred on 50, 60, 70 and 80% vaccination targets. The modelling shows substantial COVID transmission reduction by 70 and 80% targets. Given this is the accepted measure, 80% vaccination is the official high target and therefore the point at which society should resume normality, free of health order restrictions,” Donato said. “I’m calling on the Premier to give us a defined benchmark for the return of our pre-COVID freedom.”