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What is happening with other police jurisdictions around the country on this issue?

Nearly all State and Territory police forces have now moved to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations.   In addition, vaccination mandates have been in place for several different industries for some time, most notably those working within health care and aged caring. There is also a growing trend of a range of different industries and occupations moving [...]

By |2021-10-29T09:17:23+11:00October 29th, 2021||0 Comments

If I refuse to get the vaccine and do not obtain an exemption, what action might the AFP take?

The AFP has posted material setting out the process if an appointee refuses to comply with the direction to receive a vaccination and does not obtain an exemption.   Noting that the mandate is proposed to be contained within a Commissioner’s Order, and failure to adhere to the Commissioner’s Order will be followed up by [...]

By |2021-10-29T09:16:43+11:00October 29th, 2021||0 Comments

Will the AFPA support me if I challenge the legality of a mandated vaccination?

Each instance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  Several matters have gone to court in other jurisdictions challenging mandatory vaccinations, and to the best of our knowledge, all challenges have been in favour of the employer. If you believe that you have been discriminated against or disadvantaged in the workplace, please consider notifying [...]

By |2021-10-20T09:24:15+11:00October 20th, 2021||Comments Off on Will the AFPA support me if I challenge the legality of a mandated vaccination?

What advice has the AFPA sought on this matter?

he AFPA has been proactive in this space. We saw the writing on the wall after other jurisdictions moved towards mandatory vaccinations. In preparing for this day, the AFPA has sought independent legal advice and engaged the Police Federation of Australia to assist us in collecting information from other police associations and unions. [...]

By |2021-10-20T09:24:41+11:00October 20th, 2021||Comments Off on What advice has the AFPA sought on this matter?
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