Scott Morrison says workers’ vaccine requirement will be left to companies | Scott Morrison
The Prime Minister has warned companies preparing to make Covid vaccinations mandatory for their staff to be careful, with neither the federal government nor the states and territories being prepared to create special laws to enforce vaccination mandates.
Instead, employers will have to navigate existing workplace laws, which include “reasonable” instructions to staff, if they wish to proceed with vaccination warrants, although Scott Morrison has warned that will remain open. to legal challenges.
Australian can giant SPC said it will make the vaccine mandatory for its employees earlier this week, and other large employers, including Qantas, have previously said they will review a directive on vaccines for staff.
Morrison, speaking after the last national cabinet meeting, said it was up to employers to make their own decisions, but they should be made within the existing legal framework and public health guidelines.