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Local council votes to SUE Mark McGowan’s government over vaccination mandates

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Local council votes to SUE Mark McGowan’s government over vaccination mandates

Local council votes to SUE Mark McGowan’s government over the state’s tough vaccination mandates

  • Council in WA’s Pilbara region to launch legal action against vaccine mandates 
  • Majority of councillors at Port Hedland council voted in favour of going to court
  • Council received legal advice that warned the case could damage its reputation

A council in Western Australia will launch legal action against state vaccination mandates introduced by Premier Mark McGowan’s government. 

The Port Hedland Council is aiming to overturn the rules that require approximately 75 per cent of Western Australia to be vaccinated if they want to stay employed.

Western Australia has the toughest Covid rules in Australia, with vaccination mandates covering workers in mining, retail, hospitality and construction.

A council in Western Australia will launch legal action against state vaccination mandates introduced by Premier Mark McGowan’s government (pictured, the premier on May 12)

The council last week passed a series of proposals put forward by the community with the aim of repealing vaccine mandates, The Australian reports. 

Port Hedland will vote in favour of launching a Supreme Court action despite being warned in legal advice the case would be ‘extremely expensive’. 

Councillors were also told their case would have a limited likelihood of success and would require powers beyond the council’s capabilities. 

The advice also warned the Port Hedland council, in the Pilbara region, could suffer ‘significant legal and reputational damage’ if they pursued legal action.

More to come. 

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