Two Gold Coast mums, Shelley Andrews, and Noelene Kriwat have come together to create an event close to their hearts, to protect the health and wellbeing of their families and community.
Both women and their families have resided in Queensland since the beginning of the pandemic and are increasingly frustrated with the impact of government restrictions and the segregation concerning vaccination status has had on people.
They are most concerned with Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews Public Health and Wellbeing Amendment (Pandemic Management) Bill 2021, that was passed in the lower house of Representatives in October. Shelley wants to “Kill the Bill” referring to getting enough public interest from all Australians to oppose the Bill from being passed in the upper house, which is due to resume mid-November. Shelley says that the Bill, if passed, will give “Dictator Dan too much control over Victorians” and fears that it will be likely to set the example for other states to follow suit.
The event, Freedom Picnic – Free Victoria will be held at Broadwater Parklands, Southport on Saturday, 13th November at 10am. There will be a couple of guest speakers, a march, and the opportunity to meet and connect with other people who all have a story to tell. The Freedom Picnic is a family and pet friendly event to build a stronger community primarily through support and information. They encourage all of us to stand in solidarity with our southern Australians at this time