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Government lowers threshold for Covid-19 vaccine injuries to $1000 after Gerard Rennick Senate fight

Government lowers threshold for Covid-19 vaccine injuries to $1000 after Gerard Rennick Senate fight
The federal government has lowered the threshold for Australians seeking compensation in the event of adverse Covid-19 vaccine reactions.

While on the surface it appears a deal was struck in order to gain Senator Rennick’s support on procedural motions in the Senate, Mr Hunt said the government had been considering the policy change for “a number of weeks now”.Senator Rennick has caused a headache for the government in the upper house this week after he crossed the floor to support One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s vaccine discrimination Bill, which sought to strip states and territories of their power to enforce vaccinations and protect unvaccinated Australians from prejudice.Senator Rennick and senator Alex Antic had committed to abstain from voting on government legislation until their demands were met.Picture: NCA NewsWire / Gary Ramage Senator Rennick is understood to have said he is committed to continuing to abstain from voting until more is done.

Senator Rennick told the ABC on Tuesday that he was fighting for people who had been “significantly impacted by the vaccines”.” Senator Rennick, who is not vaccinated, regularly posts stories of people negatively impacted by vaccines on his Facebook page and has attracted widespread criticism.

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