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A Follow Up Open Letter to the Governor-General of Australia

Updated: Jun 17, 2022

by Deacon Stephen McKay, with the blessing of His Grace Bishop GEORGE+ of Canberra, Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia

This is the follow up letter from Deacon Stephen McKay (ROCOR) in Australia. See his first letter here: This letter has been written in my capacity as a clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, and with the blessing of His Grace, Bishop GEORGE+ of Canberra. The views expressed herein are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my other employer, AC3.


The Reverend Deacon Stephen McKay * Saint John the Baptist Skete * Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia * Diocese of Sydney, Australia, and New Zealand * Kentlyn, New South Wales

21 September 2021

His Excellency, the Governor-General of Australia

General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d)

Government House

Dunrossil Drive

Yarralumla ACT 2600

Your Excellency,

On the 25th of August this year, I wrote an open letter to the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales and the Honourable Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health and Medical Research in New South Wales. It was an open letter, and you may be aware of its content. I have enclosed a copy for your reference. My letter was concerned with the terms of certain public health orders issued under the pretext of a pandemic affecting the State of New South Wales requiring certain classes of its citizenry to be vaccinated in an experimental programme that they may retain their employment in various departments of the NSW public services, and across a range of private industries in the State. Many members of the congregation I serve as deacon face the loss of their employment as nurses, aged care workers and construction workers due to these unlawful demands.

In this letter, I drew the Premier’s and Minister’s attention to Part III Article 7 from Schedule 2 in the Human Rights Commission Act, 1986 – which being an Act of the Commonwealth Parliament supersedes State legislation. “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation." There is no question that the vaccination programme currently in progress is a medical experiment on a very large scale. According to the Macquarie dictionary, an experiment is thus defined:


1. a test or trial; a tentative procedure; an act or operation for the purpose of discovering something unknown or testing a principle, supposition, etc.: a chemical experiment.

2. the conducting of such operations; experimentation: a product that is the result of long experiment.


3. to try or test in order to find something out: to experiment with drugs in order to find a cure for a certain disease.

In a response to question posed by Senator Malcom Roberts, Professor John Skerrit of the Therapeutic Goods Administration said: Prof. Skerrit: “TGA, unlike the U.S. and the UK, for example, did a provisional approval of a vaccines as opposed to an emergency use authorization. The reason why it is a provisional approval is because we don’t have, for example, as Professor Kelly has just said, information on the duration of protection from these vaccines. And we require that (sic) the companies to give us that sort of information in the coming years. I mean, no one has those answers now.”

The Honourable Tony Zappia, MP also asked:

The Hon. Tony Zappia: “Have there been any concerns raised, in respect to pregnancy and the use of the vaccine?” Prof. Skerrit: “Again, it’s more a lack of data…”

In March of this year, the Commonwealth Minister for Health, the Honourable Greg Hunt declared the Covid-19 vaccination program to be a global experiment in these words:

“The world is engaged in the largest clinical trial, the largest global vaccination trial ever.”

In the Human Rights Commission Act, Schedule 2 is in fact the full text of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – an International Treaty to which Australia is party. Its application and the extent to which the rights it provides may be derogated under a state of emergency are constrained by the Siracusa Principles on the Limitation and Derogation Provisions in the International Covenant on Civil on Political Rights to which Australia is also a signatory participant. Section II. Derogations in a Public Emergency, D. Non-derogable Rights states:

“No state party shall, even in time of emergency threatening the life of the nation , derogate from the Covenant’s guarantees of the right to life; freedom from torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and from medical or scientific experimentation without free consent; freedom from slavery or involuntary servitude; the right not to be imprisoned for contractual debt; the right not to be convicted or sentenced to a heavier penalty by virtue of retroactive criminal legislation; the right to recognition as a person before the law; and freedom of thought, conscience and religion. These rights are not derogable under any conditions even for the asserted purpose of preserving the life of the nation.” For a government to mandate participation in an experimental medical programme is an absolute violation of the rights accorded every human being in Australia by this Treaty and which are guaranteed under both Commonwealth and International Law. It is not permissible under any circumstance to derogate that right.

In my letter I conclude by requesting the State government to review and temper the terms of their public health orders, and to immediately cancel all orders mandating participation in these trials. As of the date of this correspondence, I have received no response from either the Premier or the Minister. The public orders remain unchanged and incredibly in the middle of a supposed pandemic critical health care staff have been suspended or dismissed. At the national level, the Human Rights Commissioner has been deafeningly silent despite this atrocious abuse of the civil and political rights accorded to the Australian people by the the Human Rights Commission Act which is the Commissions sole raison d’être.

Shortly after the letter was written, the NSW Parliament was suspended citing public health concerns. After 82 days of inaction, in the middle of a supposed state of emergency, frustrated Members of the State Parliament attempted to force a sitting and were dismissed by the President of the House on a technicality which is in my view a clear misreading of the standing orders of the House. Abusing this order, the government has continued to block the sitting of Parliament to avoid uncomfortable questions about their policies from those elected representatives not under their control. Meanwhile they continue to issue public health orders in violation of the civil and political rights of the citizens of the State of New South Wales. Rights which are guaranteed by Commonwealth Law, the Constitution of Australia, and International Treaties. The State government of New South Wales has abandoned lawful rule and has begun to behave after the manner of a conscienceless, totalitarian dictatorship.

On the national level, the campaign of coercive psychology which is being implemented through the “Motivate” stream of Operation Covid Shield is placing undue coercive psychological pressure on every citizen in this country to consent to being vaccinated. Combined with extended periods of enforced isolation due to the policy of lockdowns lasting for months – a measure previously unheard of in pandemic response planning and a practice which has been strongly recommended against by the World Health Organisation – and now also the proposition of the atrocity of medical apartheid, this amounts to nothing less than a brazen violation of the right to freedom from scientific experimentation without free and informed consent. Our state borders are closed preventing the free flow of commerce and denying Australian citizens access to essential services, a freedom declared in the Constitution to be no less than absolute. And this is even being enforced by the armed forces of the Commonwealth who are required to perpetrate this violation of our Constitution upon the entire nation.

On 9 March, the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (Ahpra) circulated a position statement to all health practitioners in Australia with this directive: “National Boards have developed social media guidance to help registered health practitioners understand and meet their obligations when using social media. The guidance explains that registered health practitioners must make sure that their social media activity is consistent with the regulatory framework for their profession and does not contradict or counter public health campaigns or messaging, such as the Australian COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

“Health practitioners are reminded that it is an offence under the National Law to advertise a regulated health service (including via social media) in a way that is false, misleading or deceptive. Advertising that includes false, misleading or deceptive claims about COVID-19, including antivaccination material, may result in prosecution by Ahpra.” Bearing in mind the experimental nature of the programme and the lack of long term or even mid-term safety data, this directive has a chilling effect on health practitioners, overriding their professional judgement by effectively forcing them to recommend vaccination whether it is clinically appropriate for any given patient or not. And anecdotal evidence indicates that this message is being aggressively reinforced. As adverse events escalate, medical practitioners are being pressured to suppress adverse event notifications and are effectively silenced from raising concerns through a premeditated policy of intimidation and threat. Those who dare question the narrative and advocate better clinical options – such as Prof Thomas J Borody, MB, BS, BSc (Med), MD, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FACP, FACG, AGAF, Director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases and one of Australia’s most eminent physicians – are pursued in the courts!

Consistent with this orchestrated programme of public deception the TGA has now removed the ability to produce a PDF report from the Database of Adverse Event Notifications. This occurred after the Honourable Craig Kelly, MP, circulated by email a copy of this hitherto publicly available weekly detailed report. At the time of writing the DAEN now reports 519 deaths and 55,882 adverse events, of which 55,051 indicate a single suspect medicine – the so-called vaccines. By contrast, a report run against 32 approved influenza vaccines – real vaccines not experimental gene therapies – over a much longer period reports only 18 deaths. That is what data for a safe product looks like! To the argument that vaccine safety cannot be determined from adverse event reports, I ask the TGA – why are they there? If they cannot be used to infer causation given statistics like these, then vaccine surveillance serves no purpose.

Despite the staggering number of vaccine-related deaths and injuries, the TGA remains asleep at the wheel. By indemnifying the vaccine manufacturers, distributors, and the entire supply chain the economic burden of these deaths and injuries and the ongoing costs of treatment now falls on the patients – or rather the victims – and their families alone. The TGA provisional determination eligibility criteria states that a comparison must be made against existing therapeutic goods, and that there should be no therapeutic goods that are intended to treat, prevent or diagnose the condition for which a provisional treatment is considered included in the Register, or if such exist, the proposed new product is likely to provide a significant improvement.

In August of 2020, Doctor Peter McCullough, (one of the world’s most eminent cardiologists and one of the most cited physicians in the world today) published an early treatment and prophylaxis protocol for Covid-19 which utilises medications already approved by the TGA. The article was published in the American Journal of Medicine – I have enclosed a copy for Your Excellency. This peer reviewed article was updated in February 2021. This paper presents a treatment protocol based upon the work of Doctor Vladimir ‘Zev’ Zelenko, an Israeli American physician who has used it to successfully treat over 7,000 Covid patients in New York of whom only 3 have failed to recover. A success rate markedly superior to that of the NSW Department of Health. Earlier this month Doctor Zelenko was nominated as a candidate to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for this work. Yet, after 15 months, NSW Health still offers no advice to positive cases than to isolate at home until they require an ambulance!

Despite an ongoing campaign of vilification by the pharmaceutical industry and their allies in the main-stream media, the treatment protocols used by Doctor Zelenko and documented by Doctor McCullough have been adopted with astounding success in several places in the world. They have been brought to the attention of the TGA by none other than Professor Thomas Borody of the Centre for Digestive Disease, one of Australia’smost prominent physicians and most successful life scientists. These treatments were adopted in earnest by the State of Uttar Pradesh in India, which last week declared their State Covid free. In response to the obvious and dramatic success of these treatments, the Indian Bar Association has launched a criminal action against the WHO for making fraudulent claims about the medicines used in these protocols to deliberately undermine their adoption.

These claims are cited by the TGA as justification for adhering to a strategy of promoting a dangerous and now clearly deadly suite of experimental gene therapy treatments that is costing more lives than the disease it is meant to treat. And in Australia we are now told – not asked but told – that we must roll up our sleeves yet again for a ‘booster’, while Israel is already contemplating a 4th dose with trepidation. When will it end? All this continues while the existence of these alternative and successful treatment options should have effectively closed the door to provisional approval by the TGA before the rollout of these dangerous experimental gene therapies even began.

Why has this situation come so far? Why has the Commonwealth Government failed to rein in the States through the National Cabinet – an arbitrary governmental construct with no legal or constitutional foundation – allowing the State and Commonwealth Public Health systems to violate the rights and liberties of Australians guaranteed by our constitution without concern? And why has our economy been crippled while that of our foremost international adversary, China, has expanded? I will leave Your Excellency to ponder for himself the possibility of schemes for global depopulation – a publicly declared goal of certain prominent figures associated with the global vaccination programme. I will instead call your attention to the fact that China was the origin of the first wave, and that our entire national response since has been catastrophic. ‘Treason’ is a word we shall no doubt hear in the public forum all too often in coming months.

The Australian people are patient, law abiding, and dutiful as a rule. But Your Excellency know as well as I that these qualities reflect a character which is established upon a deep loyalty to their country and to their fellow Australians. We will not sit idly by and watch our Governments trample upon the Constitution of Australia, depriving citizens of their freedom, their health, and their lives. Our national and state governments have failed utterly in their duty to respect the rights and liberties of Australians and uphold the laws of our nation. It would even appear they may very well be complicit in a programme of genocide by stealth. Our Police forces are increasingly demoralised by the continual assault on freedom and democracy they are being tasked with enforcing. Australia now holds st least one political prisoner in inside it’s State prisons for daring to challenge government policies which clearly defy the provisions of the Constitution and violate the civil and political rights of Australian citizens. And our State Parliamentarians are even found to be consorting with foreign lobbyists and intelligence assets while they trample our freedoms underfoot. Ordinary Australians are no longer willing to consent to be governed by those who do not love this nation as much as their wallets!

Our State and Federal governments have abandoned the rule of law.

Our police forces have been militarised and deployed against Australian citizens to deny them their rights of protest, freedom of association, free assembly, and freedom of speech. Our military have been deployed to enforce the closure of state borders in violation of our Constitution. The national government is abusing professional regulators to stifle dissent in the medical and scientific community. State governments even stoop to abuse of the rules of Parliament to deny their opponents - lawfully elected Members of Parliament – the right to their exercise Parliamentary privilege and debate this most pressing issue of the freedoms of which their constituents are being unlawfully deprived. And in a diabolical alliance with criminal pharmaceutical corporations and abetted by the media over whom those corporations exercise control, together they are hiding and denying the truth of the appalling injuries and deaths the vaccination programme continues to accrue daily.

I believe there remains no other peaceful option to restore the rule of law and to preserve democracy than the course of action I now ask of Your Excellency. And I know many other people are making this same request. Your Excellency is well known to be a man of honour and integrity who knows where duty lies however difficult it may be. I trust Your Excellency will now exercise those powers reserved to our nation’s highest office against the dreadful possibility of such a time as we live in today. Please urgently dissolve our State and Federal governments and appoint a temporary cabinet of honourable Australians who have not bent their knee to criminal foreign corporations and hostile foreign powers so that we can bring the guilty to justice under law and hold a free and fair election to restore the regular functioning of our Parliamentary system. Let Australia once more hold its head high as a bastion of freedom and democracy.

Yours sincerely.

Father Deacon Stephen McKay

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