Vaccination requirements for health workers and police officers will be the subject of a civil suit in Brisbane’s Supreme Court.
Dozens of policemen and health professionals in Queensland will use the state’s Supreme Court to challenge the state’s vaccination regulations.
Over 60 police officers and a dozen ambulances and health care professionals are taking part in a historic civil trial in Brisbane, alleging that they shouldn’t have to choose between being vaccinated and keeping their jobs.
All police and health care professionals who cannot verify they have been completely vaccinated are now being sued by the state government.
The court heard that several employees had been compelled to take on alternate responsibilities, confined to working from home, while others have been stood down on full pay since the first of this year.
Several employees had also sought exemptions from vaccines, but the state government had not responded.
As the Omicron wave began to diminish early this year, several argued that it was time to reduce the mandate.
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky was the first to testify, and he spoke about the vaccinations’ effectiveness.
A similar regulation in South Australia prevents the professor from attending his workplace, as was disclosed during interrogation.
According to the professor, he has delivered his experimental vaccination.
He is likely to be one of the numerous witnesses in the lawsuit action.
As a “test case,” the situation questions the legality of current legislation.
Even though 94% of Queenslanders have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the state’s vaccination regulations remain controversial among certain residents.
Several teachers around the country have taken legal action against vaccination requirements.
The human rights commission will be present for five days as part of the civil trial.
Katarina Carroll, the Queensland Police Commissioner, is scheduled to testify on Thursday.