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JobWatch was featured on 7 News on 29 June 2021, commenting on mandatory vaccinations for aged care workers.

June 29, 2021

Australia’s national cabinet has agreed to make the COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all aged care workers after several states were slammed back into lockdown by the Delta variant.

All residential aged care employees will be required to be vaccinated by mid-September to continue in their role, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed on Monday night. All workers involved with hotel quarantine facilities – including those transporting flight crew and passengers – will also be required to have the jab.

Zana Bytheway, Executive Director of JobWatch employment law community legal centre, said for certain settings like the aged care industry, requiring staff to be vaccinated can be considered a lawful and reasonable direction.

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