No stranger to controversy, billionaire Clive Palmer has made his stance on the Covid-19 vaccine clear, revealing he will not be getting the jab.
The announcement from the prominent political figure comes after months of public criticism of the vaccination program.
“I am pro choice,” he told The Courier Mail.
“My choice is not to have the jab.”
Palmer has never been one to shy away from voicing his objections towards the Covid-19 vaccine, taking to Twitter in early August to air his grievances.
— Clive Palmer (@CliveFPalmer) August 8, 2021
Palmer has also previously clashed with television hosts on political matters, letting loose in a Today show interview in 2019.
He was quoted as saying during the infamous interview, “My wealth is $4,000 million. Do you think I give a stuff about what you personally think or anyone else… I care about this country.”
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) April 28, 2019
He recently voiced concerns over vaccines on September 30 when Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll called for Queensland Police and staff to be vaccinated.
“I can foresee the Queensland Police Service and the Queensland Government risking financial claims in the future over mandated vaccinations,” he said.
“If these vaccines cause harm or death, then families will have the right to be fully compensated.
“These people are concerned about their rights and their health. This matter is far more important than politics. The State Government wants to play politics, but politicians don’t face the daily responsibilities that our front-line workers do.”
Earlier in September he called on employers and heads of government to stop putting practices such as the ‘no jab, no job’ policy in place after concerns were raised by employees.
“Thousands of distressed Australians are contacting the United Australia Party because they have been told ‘no jab, no job’ by their employer,” he said.
“These coercive measures are causing untold levels of anxiety, stress and financial hardship to innocent Australians.”
Palmer came under fire from Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlier this year after distributing flyers attacking the vaccine program nation wide.
Morrison urged Australians to ignore the flyers and considered them “complete rubbish” according to news.com.au.