Last Friday, we saw a flurry of media articles and stories announcing government plans to introduce a ‘No Jab No Play’ law in Western Australia (WA), despite Health Minister Roger Cook’s previous reassurance that he would await COAG guidance “to ensure there is a nationally consistent approach to immunisation requirements for attendance at childcare and preschool.”… [Read More]
Dear Ms Dorey
I apologise on behalf of the Party for not responding to your email earlier.
Thank you for the inquiry regarding The Veterans Party policy regarding childhood immunisations. The Party recognizes that this is a divisive issue among broader communities across the nation.
The Party gives a clear indication of our stance as described in our Policy 11.23 –
Childhood Immunisations: ADVP believes that failing to immunise your child not only risks the child but also risks every other child within which they come in contact. ADVP supports policy that requires all children attending schooling or childcare be fully immunised. ADVP supports Government denying Carer’s Allowance to parents who decline to immunise their children without a valid reason as determined by a qualified medical practitioner.
The ADVP appreciate your contact requesting us to clarify our position. I am available for any further inquiries you or your group may have in the future.
Veterans Party (ADVP)
Office of the ADVP
Compulsory vaccinations is a divisive issue indeed. As your footnote states, “Every issue has two sides”. We have a number of our own candidates and staff with opposing views on this vex issue.
At this stage Australian Christians has not settled on a position on compulsory vaccinations. We recommend that people continue to make their own informed choices, weighing the benefits and costs carefully.
Thanks for including us in the discussion.
National Director, Australian Christians
PO Box 4117, Victoria Park
Western Australia 6979
M: 0408 006 610
Off: (08) 9472 4332
The Australian Country Party does not have a dedicated policy regarding vaccination, however if I were to provide feedback to my members I would have to advise them of how many diseases we have eliminated from our population as a result of vaccinations.
There is a risk/reward issue which may be your motivation but I would say that the overwhelming benefits outweigh risks.
Australian Country Party Chairman
Vaccinations are also an important pillar of preventative practice, with the available science clearly showing that compromised herd immunity represents a threat to the entire population. Efforts at harm prevention are reckoned to be particularly effective at reducing the likelihood of chronic illness, which often require highly complex treatment regimens.
Undertake measures which ensure best-value for money in the health system
- Provide financial encouragement for parents to vaccinate their children
Dear Ms Dorey,
The Citizens Electoral Council of Australia supports the principle of vaccination against preventable diseases. At the same time we are very aware of the influence by major pharmaceutical companies that may affect government decisions on the matter.
Political and moral decisions are being made under an overarching agenda driven by corporate greed to bring about population reduction–depopulation. Some might say vaccinations help that cause, while others, like the CEC, say we should know who is behind the depopulation agenda, and how they permeate the minds of the population with fear to drive it, and be very wary of opening the door to diseases that were once virtually eradicated.
Whilst parents should have the final say in regards to their own children they also have a responsibility to the wider community.
I have attached 2016 Senate Election flyer for the election which highlights the seven key issues that will determine the future for our children and grandchildren. We have to make sure our government acts (vaccinates) to protect the people and the economy, with bank separation as we outline, before the next crisis erupts.
Citizens Electoral Council of Australia (CEC)
NSW Senate Candidate & State Secretary
PO Box 383
MAITLAND NSW 2320
02 4932 0991
Mobile: 0428 686297
We do not have a policy on this Vaccination issue as yet, however our stand is indicated below.
“our members and supporters believe that a parent must always have the final say in health and other parenting issues when it comes to their own children. this single issue will be a game-changer for many of them”.
WE AGREE WITH THIS.
“No Pay/No Play legislation” …………..
THIS IS BRIBERY AND INSULTING TO RESPONSIBLY CARING PARENTS- WE WOULD NOT SUPPORT IT
“the right of Australian citizens to make free and informed health choices for their families without financial penalty or discrimination.”
WE WOULD SUPPORT THIS VIEW.
We Are not anti vaccination as we believe they have a place in protecting us from harmful diseases. But the whole vaccination system needs investigation and [we] would support more reliable scientific information being accessible to the public and accountability from the medical profession to accept alternative natural measures as also being a viable source of protection for our children.
Health Australia Party supports informed consent.Here is our position statement on ‘No jabs’:
“NO JAB NO PAY/PLAY” LEGISLATION
April 2, 2016
HAP understands that the overwhelming majority of the huge amount of submissions both Federally, and in Victoria, were against this legislation, and that many of these came from well-respected legal, healthcare, and social justice organisations.
HAP echoes their views and opposes this legislation. It is predicated upon several demonstrably false assumptions, and flies in the face of what would be considered best practice in almost any other Western nation except the USA. It is especially disturbing that the Victorian State Health Minister appears to be in a state of denial over the issue of severe adverse reactions – something which is accepted by the World Health Organisation, whilst the Premier of WA Colin Barnett has stated that he did not support banning children from school or day care because the parents did not vaccinate them, saying it was not ‘proper’.
Furthermore HAP echoes the call by the WA based Health Consumers’ Council for a number of vital reforms to policy surrounding pharmaceuticals. There is urgent need for a review of the independence of regulation. Monitoring and reportage of adverse reactions is completely inadequate. There is a lack of transparency around the dealings of pharmaceutical companies which appear to be largely exempt from Freedom of Information requests, and inadequate visibility of possible conflict of interest situations. Policy makers require far greater insulation from vested interests, lobbyists, and their media allies. The selective and biased nature of some media activity is also a major concern, and needs to be addressed.
The health of the Australian people is vitally important and policy should reflect the very best in independent research, and with respect to established medical ethics such as the notion of ‘informed consent’.