Family First is for Australia’s national sovereignty and therefore opposes the World Health Organisation's (WHO) proposed pandemic treaty and amendments to the International Health Regulations.

The Albanese Government should not sign it.

This opposition is rooted in our commitment to safeguarding Australia's medical and health sovereignty, ensuring that decisions affecting our nation's health remain in the hands of Australians.

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed significant flaws in the WHO's approach. The organization advocated for lockdowns and vaccine mandates, policies that had devastating economic and social consequences.

Despite these failures, the WHO has not taken responsibility for the damage caused. Moreover, the WHO's lack of critical investigation into the Chinese government's actions in early 2020 in the creation of the Covid virus in Wuhan raises serious questions about its accountability and transparency.

The WHO's proposed treaty would grant this unelected body unprecedented control over our public health policies.

This includes the ability to monitor and address what it deems misinformation and disinformation, an authority that carries authoritarian implications.

Such measures threaten to erode the scrutiny and oversight that pharmaceutical companies and health policies desperately need.

Countries like Estonia, New Zealand, Slovenia, and Slovakia have already declared their intention to reject the treaty, prioritizing their national health independence.

These nations recognize the dangers of transferring health powers to an international organization that has demonstrated a lack of effective leadership during the pandemic. Australia's leaders should follow suit to protect our national sovereignty.

Family First believes that the Australian government must listen to its citizens, many of whom are rightly deeply sceptical of the WHO.

The organization's role during the pandemic was to provide sensible health advice, yet it failed in this duty.

Family First calls on the Labor government to reject the pandemic treaty and the amendments to the International Health Regulations, ensuring that Australia's health decisions remain firmly within our national jurisdiction.