The truth about QR codes and contact tracing
The truth is you don't have to sign in. Anywhere. Not for a coffee, not for lunch at the local Japanese restaurant and not to go to your local pub. You are a free living man or woman with inalienable rights. Got it? Good. Now, if someone asks you to sign-in at a shop or café or wherever, by scanning a QR code then filling in online forms to send your personal information to who-knows-whom you have a choice: Say no, or say no and show them this 'Facebook sized' photo 'Business Owner Need To Know'. Download the picture above which has a QR code of its own and politely explain your rights. This QR code takes anyone who scans it to a website clearly explaining the law in Australia (which is also copied below). Basically it is an OFFENCE to discriminate against someone who chooses not to check in with their mobile device; an offence punishable by up to 5 years in jail and 300 'penalty units'. No one can force you to check in with your phone. No. One. More of our basic rights are explained further on the flyer which inspired this handy image. It's got heaps more helpful information for understanding, and living by, your rights. You can download that below. Big thanks to the team behind creating it and for freely sharing it online. Shout out to: solutionsempowerment.com knowyourrightsgroup.com.au john8.net constitutionwatch.com.au operationshop.org copyrightclaimservices.com tombarnett.tv empoweredlifestyleacademy.com PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 94H Requiring the use of COVIDSafe (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.