The Australian government has passed a measure that will require all children to be vaccinated in order to receive childcare benefits, rebates, and the Family Tax Benefits. These subsidies that can add up to all most $10,700 in US dollars, is not a small amount of cash. The new law, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016, and applies to all families, except those who can claim a medical reason for opting out of the immunizations.
Senator David Leyonhjelm, a vocal supporter of the “no-jab-no-pay” law said…
“Parents do not have a right to welfare payments. It’s bad enough that people continue to bring wave upon wave [of] these little blighters into the world. The least they can do is immunize their bundles of dribble and sputum, so they don’t make the rest of us sick.”
The former prime minister Tony Abbott argued and supported the bill from the beginning, “The choice made by families not to immunize their children is not supported by public policy or medical research, nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”
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