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Stronger ‘no jab, no pay’ rules come into effect


Paul Hayes


2/07/2018 11:57:01 AM

Parents who fail to properly vaccinate their children will now lose part of their family support payment following a toughening of Australia’s ‘No Jab, No Pay’ rules.

Federal Social Services Minister Dan Tehan describes no jab, no pay rules as ‘a constant reminder for parents to keep their children’s immunisation up to date’. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)
Federal Social Services Minister Dan Tehan describes no jab, no pay rules as ‘a constant reminder for parents to keep their children’s immunisation up to date’. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The Federal Government has continued its efforts to assure Australian children are vaccinated, announcing that parents who refuse to vaccinate their children will be denied a portion of their family support payments.
 
As of 1 July, Family Tax Benefit Part A payments will be reduced by close to $28 per fortnight for each child who does not meet immunisation requirements. Family Tax Benefit Part A is available to parents with a taxable income of up to $80,000.
 
‘Immunisation is the safest way to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases,’ Federal Social Services Minister Dan Tehan said. ‘Parents who don’t immunise their children are putting their own kids at risk as well as the children of other people.
 
‘The change to No Jab, No Pay provides a constant reminder for parents to keep their children’s immunisation up to date.’
 
The Government has announced that exemptions are available for children who have medical contraindications or natural immunity, and have been assessed by a GP.



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