Challenge to WA vaccine mandate set for July 13


After six months and some delays, Senior Constable Ben Falconer’s challenge to WA’s mandatory vaccine guidelines is due to go to trial on July 13 in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

The case is settled for three days.

On June 24, Ben Falconer was interviewed on Perth radio by Liam Bartlett of 60 Minutes, on his 6PR Mornings show.

The full podcast including Ben’s interview (which starts at around 3 minutes) is available HERE.

During the interview, Senior Agent Falconer highlighted the importance of evidence in his career and how it influenced his decisions. In the same way he questioned any situation and sought evidence, he said he looks forward to seeing an explanation of the evidence and how it has been used over the past two years.

Chief Officer Falconer also mentioned the generous financial support received from donors and his great appreciation for this support. As the trial approaches, this support has never been more essential to ensure that the policies and actions of the Western Australian government are properly scrutinized in open court. For more detailed information on the Falconer case, links to crowdfunding sites are here and here.

If you want to catch up on the Falconer case before it goes to trial, you can read the full report in this Spectator Australia article.

Dr. Rocco Loiacono is a senior lecturer at Curtin University Law School. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Curtin University.

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