The latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll shows Tony Abbott is leading the Coalition towards an electoral wipeout. (Aug. 17, 2015)
UPDATE: Legislation will be introduced into the Parliament this year, to require children to be to be fully vaccinated in order to attend childcare and kindergarten from 1 January 2016.The Government’s commitment has been expanded to include kindergartens, and to close the conscientious objector exemption. The only exemption will be for children who have a documented medical reason that they cannot be fully immunized. READ MORE..
VLA comment: Bill Gates 56 Million dollar donation for vaccines sure goes a long way in Parliment.
Australia to stop welfare cash of anti-vaccine parents
The Australian government has announced that it intends to stop welfare payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
The “no jab, no pay” policy may cost parents more than A$11,000 a year per child in lost benefit payments.
Families with children not immunised have been able to receive childcare cash if they have a philosophical or religious objection to vaccines.
PM Tony Abbott said that the rules would soon be substantially tightened.
He said that there would only be a small number of religious and medical exceptions to the new rules – supported by the Labor opposition and due to come into effect in early 2016.