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Public consultation on WA No Jab No Play expected in February

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Protest against the proposed No Jab No Play law

We recently reported on the Western Australia government’s intention to enact a ‘No Jab No Play’ law to prohibit incompletely vaccinated children being enrolled in childcare and early childhood education services.  See WA ‘No Jab No Play’ law announced before COAG policy finalised.

Public Consultation

The Department of Health has advised that the public consultation for the proposed ‘No Jab No Play’ law will likely commence in February, but may be as late as March, and will be advertised on the WA Health Consultation Hub.

We can only hope that this public consultation is more than an exercise in lip-service given the gravity of locking young children out of taxpayer-funded early education services, at the behest of mandatory vaccination groups such as Light for Riley.

It recently came to our attention that there was a very brief seven day public consultation period regarding the new Public Health regulations requiring services to request vaccination history statements, which took effect from 01 January 2019.  The public consultation was published on a WA Health news page (rather than the consultation hub) on 12 November 2018 and closed on 19 November 2018.  The news item was then swiftly removed from WA Health’s website shortly after which is still available in webcache, but won’t be for much longer.

When questioned why the public consultation period was only seven days (five business days), a representative of WA Health insisted that the public consultation went for longer than seven days, but was only advertised for seven days due to a “technical issue”.  By that reasoning, a public consultation is still a public consultation, even when the public does not know about it!

Contact your representatives

The contact details for all state MPs are available at the following links, by clicking on the representative’s name.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Lower House)
Members of the Legislative Council (Upper House)

Citizens 4 Health Awareness

If you would like to connect with like-minded people in Western Australia, please visit Citizens 4 Health Awareness, which is very active on this issue.

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