The deadline is also approaching for workers in Victoria’s residential aged-care facilities, who must be fully vaccinated by Monday November 15.
The controversial mandate sparked violent protests which saw thousands of tradies and union members taking to the streets of Melbourne CBD to rally against compulsory jabs and the state’s new pandemic laws.
Protesters march through the streets on September 21 over the introduction of mandatory vaccinations for construction workers. Picture: Getty Images
Victoria Police say they are aware of planned protest activity on Saturday, warning they will continue to have a presence in the area throughout the day.
“Police are aware of protest activity in the Melbourne CBD today, 13 November,” a spokesperson told Sky News Australia.
“Individuals have the right to lawfully protest, however we ask that people do so peacefully and respectfully without impacting on the rest of the community.
“Victoria Police will have a presence in the area throughout the day to ensure the safety of those protesting and the broader community.”
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Thousands marched to the CFMEU headquarters in September, demanding the union to stand up for the workforce, setting off flares and blocking motorways.
A 7News reporter was allegedly doused in urine as bottles and projectiles were thrown around.
There were also concerns about the Andrews government’s new pandemic laws that would give the Premier power to declare a pandemic and extend it in three-month blocks, while bestowing upon the Health Minister unparalleled scope to enforce controversial public health orders.
Earlier this month, protesters took to Melbourne streets carrying signs, ‘Sack Dan’ and ‘Kill the Bill’ as they called on the Premier to resign.
Demonstrators gather in Melbourne for the second week in a row
The state reported 1,115 new cases and nine additional deaths on Friday, taking its total number of fatalities to 1,218 since the virus hit Australian shores last year.
Across Victoria, 93.3 per cent of the aged 16 and over population have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 86.9 per cent are double jabbed.
In the aged 12 and over population, 91.9 per cent have had at least one dose and 85.9 per cent are double vaccinated.

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