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Latest news: Vaccine mandate

COVID-19 vaccine mandates for NSW health workers set to be dropped

NSW health workers might no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the minister responsible declares people need to "get back on with life".

Clive Palmer claims ‘victory’ in funding COVID vaccine case

Clive Palmer claims to have helped set a precedent against COVID-19 vaccine mandates after a court found emergency service workers were given unlawful orders.

Covid vaccine injury compensation win, but youth worker still has ‘heart of a 90-year-old’

An Adelaide youth worker who was “disabled” by pericarditis after getting a Covid booster shot under a workplace mandate made headlines this week after the South Australian Employment Tribunal ruled that he is to receive income support and payment of medical expenses for his injury.

Queensland hospitals vaccine mandate to be scrapped

Healthcare workers without the COVID-19 vaccination will return to Queensland hospitals as the government begins consultation to scrap a pandemic-enforced rule.

US to end COVID-19 vaccine requirements for foreigners

International travellers to the US will no longer need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as the government ends its coronavirus public health emergency.

NSW premier calls for end of COVID vaccine mandates, says they have no impact on transmission

The premier of NSW says there is no evidence vaccines currently have any impact on COVID-19 transmission, and has called for the end of broad vaccine mandates.

Queensland to dump most COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Queensland will scrap COVID-19 vaccine mandates for workers in schools, prisons and airports and for visitors to aged and disability care facilities.

‘No argument’ to keep some COVID vaccine mandates

Australian epidemiologists have told an inquiry it is unclear why Victoria's double-dose COVID-19 vaccine mandates remain in some settings.

Western Australia scraps masks, proof of vaccine mandates

West Australians will no longer have to wear face masks or show proof of vaccination at most venues under new COVID-19 rules.

Queensland, NT ditch vaccine rules at pubs, cafes

Vaccine rules restricting entry to public venues in Queensland including pubs, cafes and restaurants will be ditched from next week.

Julian Burnside joins NT anti-vaccine mandate case

High-profile barrister and civil liberties advocate Julian Burnside has joined four workers fighting against the Northern Territory government's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

New Zealand to lift most vaccine mandates

COVID-19 vaccine mandates in New Zealand will be eased from April 4, with only border staff and those working with vulnerable people required to be vaccinated.