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Can my boss make me get a COVID vaccination? Yes, but it depends on the job

As Australia prepares to roll out a national vaccination program – aiming for a 95% uptake rate – big questions remain for employers and employees.

Employers have a clear incentive to want employees vaccinated, protect clients and co-workers, and avoid legal liabilities of potential workplace COVID transmissions.

But can an employer insist on vaccination as a condition of employment?

As indicated by two recent unfair dismissal cases taken to the federal Fair Work Commission, that’s an ambiguous legal question. Both involve employers in 2020, making influenza vaccination mandatory and employees losing their jobs for refusing.

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How some Australian media are failing us on coronavirus

On a recent episode of ABC’s Q&A, Commonwealth Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly tried to add some valuable context to the national outbreak of coronavirus. Australia’s testing is higher, he said, and the rates of infection lower than almost all other countries. In his words: we are not Italy.

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Welcome to a new vibrant 100 % Australian Owned and Operated Business Directory

Did you know, by listing your business in the right Australian Business Directory, you are undertaking a critical SEO strategy to boost your business profit? By listing your name, address, contact number, photos and a brief description of your business/company in a genuine 100% Australian owned and operated business directory, this will assist you in ranking higher on search engines like Google.

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We’re facing an insolvency tsunami. With luck, these changes will avert the worst of it

Ahead of the budget, the government has announced new rules that will allow small businesses at risk of collapse to continue to work out their problems instead of appointing an administrator. They are needed because of an avalanche of insolvencies awaiting the end of an effective moratorium on bankruptcies (a so-called “regulatory shield”) that expires at the end of December.

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