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The Federal government is passing the buck over to the states and territories to address this type of issue since they are responsible for workplace safety.

The first likely measure taken by the states and territories will be using public health orders in a targeted approach, mandating the COVID-19 vaccine in high-risk industries such as healthcare, aged care, and child services. Throughout the pandemic, public health orders were used to require aged care workers to be vaccinated against the flu, and it is expected to be the same for the COVID-19 vaccine.