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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations – A Reasonable and lawful direction?
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations – A Reasonable and lawful direction?

On 3 December 2021, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWCFB) handed down its decision1, in relation to Mt Arthur Coal Pty Ltd’s requirement that all its employees had to be vaccinated against COVID-19
as a condition of site entry (Direction).

This is a useful and well-timed application of the legal principles connected with assessing the “reasonableness” of an employer’s direction, in circumstances where there was no external vaccine mandate at the time such as a public health order or other government direction.

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