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.