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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 934 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 November 2021 by Hon Dr Steve Thomas

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on

CORONAVIRUS — MANDATORY VACCINATION POLICY

934. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the government's announcement on 5 November of a plan to have a plan for the opening of the state from COVID restrictions called WA's safe transition plan, and the answer to yesterday's question without notice 896 regarding mandatory vaccinations in which the Leader of the House stated —

The government is currently consulting with affected industries � That � will inform the drafting of legal directions and implementation issues such as compliance.

(1) Given group 1 industries have less than three weeks before they must terminate staff who have not had their first immunisation by 1 December, when will this information be provided so that affected businesses have a clear understanding of their rights and obligations?

(2) Will any of these legal directions require the drafting of legislation?

(3) If yes to (2), when will this occur?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(3) Directions are being drafted as a priority and are being published as they become available. A number of group 1 directions are already published.