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The Western Australian deputy police commissioner says he expects fewer than 24 police officers to lose their jobs with the vaccine mandate for police coming due on December 1.

As AAP reports:

Western Australia’s premier is confident critical industries won’t be disrupted as the deadline nears for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Fly-in, fly-out resources workers, police officers and fire and emergency services staff are among those who must have received their first dose by December 1.

A larger cohort including retail and hospitality workers have until the end of the year to get jabbed.

WA is expected to reopen its borders in late-January or early-February, subject to 90 per cent of people aged 12 and over being fully vaccinated.

About 85 per cent of West Australians have now received at least one dose but there has been backlash over the mandates from a vocal minority, some of whom have levelled violent threats against the premier…

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