Sweeping vaccine mandate for 75 per cent of Western Australia’s workforce: Protest Friday

Sweeping vaccine mandate for 75 per cent of Western Australia’s workforce: Protest Friday. By Newscorp.

Vaccination against Covid-19 will be compulsory for about 75 per cent of Western Australia’s workforce, including in “high risk” jobs in teaching, hospitality and construction.

Premier Mark McGowan said anyone who does not comply could face hefty fines of up to $100,000 for employers and up to $20,000 for individual workers. …

He said the policy was “proportionate and reasonable” and would prepare WA residents for the eventual community transmission of coronavirus when the state reopens its borders. …

About 73 per cent of WA’s population aged 12 years and over have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 55 per cent are fully vaccinated. The state, which has enjoyed being relatively free from coronavirus, has had the slowest vaccination uptake of any Australian jurisdiction.

Protest: Parliament House, Friday 11 am, October 22.

I’m thinking of attending with a placard like “India and Indonesia beat covid with ivermectin”.

UPDATE: Reader Dave says he’ll be going, wearing his “ivermectin cures covid” tee shirt:

 

hat-tip Stephen Neil