A senior government minister refused to rule out Australians being forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets, even if they are fully vaccinated, to make sure they are complying with home quarantine orders.
The astounding suggestion was made by journalist David Speers during an interview with Employment Minister Stuart Robert about how authorities would ensure returning travelers stayed at home.
“What sort of ideas would there be for this? Regular visits, inspections to make sure they’re home, ankle bracelets, some sort of monitoring, how do you do it?” Speers asked.
“Mr Robert did not rule out those prospects,” reports NCA NewsWire.
“All of that will need to be worked through before a policy prescription goes live,” said Robert.
The minister also mentioned the authoritarian methods that were already in place to enforce the policy.