Covid vaccine mandates: are you able to be required in Australia to get the jab? | Vaccines and immunisation
Scott Morrison has put the issue of vaccine mandates firmly in the hands of employers, saying on Friday government legal advice backs the view that bosses may be able to require workers to get a Covid-19 jab, particularly in high-risk fields.
With companies such as Qantas and SPC already indicating they will require staff to get the jab, employer groups and experts warn it is only a matter of time before the issue is tested in court.
So what is the current law around requiring vaccination – and is it ethical for employers to impose such a requirement?