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Australia to Ban Unvaccinated Children From Attending School

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 15:10
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by Sean Adl-Tabatabai, Your News Wire:

Australia has announced plans to ban all unvaccinated children from attending school, in harsh new rules introduced by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball.

Turnball says that parents need to vaccinate their children or suffer the humiliation of being excluded from the education system.

Under the new law, unvaccinated children from nursery preschool and childcare centers will be excluded from attending. The was prompted by a recent scandal in which a one-month-old baby died from whooping cough, which some experts claimed happened as a result of the child attending a childcare center where unvaccinated babies were present.

Sky News reports:

Mr Turnbull said: “This is not a theoretical exercise – this is life and death.

“If a parent says, ‘I’m not going to vaccinate my child,’ they’re not simply putting their child at risk, they’re putting everybody else’s children at risk, too.”

The “no jab no play” proposal would mean any child who is not vaccinated would not be allowed to attend childcare or preschool unless they had a medical condition that stopped them being immunised.

Currently 93% of children are vaccinated in Australia but Mr Turnbull wants to increase this to at least 95%.

The prime minister has written to state and community leaders asking them to support a nationwide policy and more consistent laws.

He said: “The level of public support for vaccination is so strong, I’m confident we will get a concerted national response.

“We protect all Australian children by ensuring that kids are vaccinated.”

The plan is supported by opposition leader Bill Shorten, who applauded the prime minister’s stance against anti-vaccination groups but also called for more to be done in educating people.

“I think we need to start educating parents as opposed to some of the crazier views they can read about on the internet,” he said.

The ban would be an extension of the Government’s policy of withholding the benefits payments to parents who don’t get their children vaccinated.

In the UK child vaccination is not mandatory but there are high take-up rates of parents getting their children immunised.

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  • No Body

    thats because all our MP’s are sellout putrid dogs like all our media.

    our PM Mr Turnbull attacks hard working australian’s and australia’s poorest at the same time he appoint his own company a half a TRILLION dollars of OUR MONEY.

    then there’s HOW TO VOTE CARDS handed out at election time that are FRAUDULENT and MISLEADING by NOT INFORMING the PEOPLE on how to CAST their VOTES AGAINST all on the BALLOT SACKING THEM.

    then there’s CSIRO playing with the WEATHER at the same time the MP’s and so called experts CRY climate change.

    Then there’s the fact the RICH are NOT MONITORED nor FINANCIALLY PENALISED for not VACCINATING THEIR CHILDREN.
    we need the sheople to wake the FUCK UP NOW

  • Anonymous

    They’re putting the vaccinated children at-risk? Really?

    • frosty

      Apparently see the absurdity here.

      Turnball is actually admitting that vaccinating a child provides it no protection whatsoever since, if the vaccination worked, the un-vaccinated child would pose no threat to the vaccinated one.

  • ElOregonian

    Yes, these miscreant’s logic is unsustainable.

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