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More than 50 WA Police officers face disciplinary action over refusal to get COVID-19 vaccination

WA Police say more than 50 officers are facing disciplinary action over their refusal to be vaccinated against COVID-19 — as a legal challenge against the state’s vaccine mandates by one of their own was comprehensively rejected by a WA Supreme Court judge.

Ben Falconer has spent almost nine months fighting against the mandates issued by WA Police to all its workers late last year — a battle that took so long that the mandates were lifted in the meantime.

That battle was lost on three fronts on Tuesday, when Justice Jeremy Allanson methodically picked apart arguments around irrationality, proportionality and bodily integrity.

“It was not, in the words of counsel for the applicant, a maelstrom in a petri dish. The measures that were taken are undoubtedly extraordinary, but that does not establish that they lacked rationality so as, for that reason, to be beyond power,” Justice Allanson said.

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