The AFP has published a number of explanatory documents on the AFP Hub regarding the vaccine mandate.
As raised above, the AFPA will assist members with seeking exemptions, as well as providing advice regarding the AFP’s vaccination mandate. If a member does not receive an exemption and does not receive a vaccination, the Legal & Industrial team will provide the usual support that we would for any other member subject of [...]
Yes. Any time you spend obtaining a vaccination should be recorded as ‘Ordinary Time’. Further details can be found on the AFP’s COVID-19 website.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
Yes, and in saying that, the Commissioner has the power to redeploy you at any time. This isn't a new power. But, ultimately, the AFP has a duty of care to ensure, where it can, that you are safe at work and in the workplace.