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‘Psychological injury’: NSW teacher wins compensation payout over handling of vaccine mandate

Exclusive: Lawyer for Diane Dawking says he has dozens more teachers interested in pursuing similar action

A Sydney teacher sacked for not complying with New South Wales’s vaccination rules has been awarded ongoing workers’ compensation payments of $1,378 a week after she suffered “psychological injury” in the way the mandate was enforced.

Her case has been described as a precedent by her lawyer, with dozens more former teachers already lining up to pursue similar action against the state’s education department.

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