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Companies look for vaccinatio­n guidance

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AUSTRALIA’S mid-tier businesses are looking to the federal government to issue public health orders around mandatory Covid-19 vaccinatio­n.

A survey from big four accounting firm KPMG of midsized businesses has revealed most support compulsory jabs but are unlikely to implement their own vaccine programs and policies without clear direction from the government.

“Businesses, especially in the mid market and probably also the larger end of town … have very much become accustomed to following public health orders and government guidelines. So, if there were a guideline like that, they would probably also be more willing to mandate it for their own workforce,” said KPMG Australia partner Kristina Kipper.

The KPMG survey revealed that 56 per cent of mid-sized businesses supported mandatory vaccinatio­ns. But more than two-thirds of those that were against compulsory immunisati­on “strongly disagreed” with such policies.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has so far ruled out making vaccinatio­ns compulsory.

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