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Mutual obligation or mandatory vax?

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There is much being said about the pros and cons of the vaccination. Do we? Don’t we? Must we?

Must we not? But the answers are not as forthcoming as they need to be. More questions arise regarding work for the dole/mutual obligation… obligations.

A person on JobSeeker is required to do ‘Work for the Dole’. The person is not vaccinated and chooses not to be vaccinated, which is currently their right to make this decision. The premises at which the ‘Work for the Dole’ is being done, refuses entry to the unvaccinated person – therefore blocking the person’s ability to perform their obligations for JobSeeker allowance. So, what is the outcome? Does the JobSeeker recipient lose their allowance even though they arrive, but are refused entry? Who is right? Who is wrong? What is legally enforceable here and what is not? Too many questions and too many vague, opaque and contradictory responses, which may well have harsh consequences.

Pat Kent, Lismore

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  1. Well it’s becoming increasingly less vague for anyone who is not vaccinated and who happens to be employed by a company that mandates vaccination for all employees. If you are not fully vaccinated and continue to be fully vaccinated then you can’t work for said company any more. Could not be any clearer. What is not clear is that is the company “liable” for any vaccine induced health event that an employe might sustain and who might be longterm adversely effected by. Who pays? The vaccine companies are not liable for any damages. Is the company liable or is it the Gov or is the employee ?

    • What about long term affects of Covid? More vague antivax innuendos. More chance of hospitalisations by a long shot if not vaccinated compared with side effects of vaccines. Take a look at people suffering long term polio, and then look at vaccination versus non vaccination.

      • Hi Rod,
        What scientific evidence do you have for your statement: “More chance of hospitalisations by a long shot if not vaccinated compared with side effects of vaccines.” Comparing gene therapy with the polio vaccine is comparing apples with pears.

  2. The welfare of the jobseeker and their right to choice should be the main priority. Most people on jobseeker are just trying to survive. They should not be forced to make a health decision when people not on welfare don’t have to. Isn’t this a form of demonising the poor and would lead to more class divisions in society? Perhaps they could be given the choice to volunteer or do other community based work from home?

    • Hi Nigel,
      Woolworth, Coles and Aldi have just annouced that all their staff have to be vaccinated at a certain date, or be dismissed, with few exceptions. Scot Morrison has said on several occasions that his government will not mandate vaccinations. So he has left it to the corporations to make this decision. Like Pontius Pilatus, ScoMo is washing his hands on this matter, after given the makers of the shots a free ride as well on the subject of liability. By shifting any liability to these corporations for any so-called adverse events from this application of vaccines, Scot Morrison has declared himself shot or scot free, unless the voters decide otherwise at the next election. Given the hypnotically induced states by the media on the voters, this seems like an unlikely scenario. No doubt there will be legal challenges to these despotic corporate mandates. It remains to be seen if the judiciary will be independent enough to stand up to this totalitarianism. I for one will not set another foot in these establishments if they carry out what I regard as their threat to the bodily integrity their workers and will support any legal challenges to these illegal corporate rules.

  3. Hmm, so many hypotheticals about the non-existent hypothetical non-situation.
    Let’s all just get hypothetically outraged!


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