Are vaccine passports a good idea? Voters have their say

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New polling shows the majority of Australians support vaccine passports and mandatory vaccines for vulnerable workers as part of the pathway out of lockdowns.

An exclusive Resolve Political Monitor survey for The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age on the weekend showed 73 per cent of people either agreed or strongly agreed that a vaccine passport to prove you’ve had the jab is a good idea.

And 67 per cent agreed or strongly agreed that “if people choose not to vaccinate, venues or workplaces should also be able to not let them in”.

The polling shows Australians strongly support vaccines to be mandated in high-risk settings, including aged care and quarantine, with 82 per cent favouring that proposition.

Opposition within elements of the Coalition party room to vaccine passports is growing, with retiring backbencher Andrew Laming the latest to speak out against them.

Today on Please Explain, federal political correspondent James Massola joins Bianca Hall to discuss the freedoms widespread vaccinations could bring.

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