27 Sep 2021

Covid-19 updates for 27 September - as it happened

6:16 pm on 27 September 2021

A legal challenge against the mandatory vaccination order for border workers has been dismissed by the High Court.

The applicant - an employee who was let go from her job with Customs because she refused to be vaccinated - brought the judicial review, which was heard last week.

She argued the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act did not allow for such an order to be made, and that the order was too heavy-handed.

In his decision, Justice Churchman disagreed with both the points, saying the order had been clearly and carefully considered by the government before it was made.

The woman has interim name suppression.

Look back at the Covid-19 updates from 27 September here:

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