Financial pressure on Australian parents to vaccinate their children

From John Rappoport:

“The other day, I wrote about radical changes in Australian vaccination policy. Principally, the national government has unilaterally decided that parents who receive government money will have that money taken away, if they don’t vaccinate their children. (See:Australia: refuse vaccination, lose $15,000)

Now I have learned that all families in Australia receive some form of government money. So the policy change affects everyone.

Which, of course, is what happens when citizens become beholden to big government. Government taketh, giveth back, taketh again, on their own timetable, according to their own dictates.

But it gets worse. Now, as laid out in a government document titled, “Strengthening Immunisation for Young Children,” we have this:

“Vaccine objection will no longer be an exemption category. Families with children that do not have a medical exemption (medical contraindication or natural immunity certified by an immunisation provider) will not receive [federal funds for] CCB, CCR, and the FTB Part A end of year supplement for that child (except for children under 12 months for the FTB Part A supplement).”

The previous categories of conscientious objection and religious objection to vaccination have been eliminated, in a single stroke. Just like that. These reasons for vaccine-exemption are gone. All across Australia.

This is an object lesson for the rest of the world. Free choice? A family’s own decisions on how to take care of their health? Torpedoed….”

More on John Rappoport’s blog.

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