As most of you would be aware, later this month, or early next month, there will be a public consultation regarding the proposed ‘No Jab No Play’ law in Western Australia.
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…. [Read More]
This is a long post which contains important new information about state No Jab No Play laws, by jurisdiction, and the federal No Jab No Pay law, in the following order.
Other states and territories
No Jab No Pay (federal)
Scroll down for information that is relevant to you.
We have extensively updated all of our vaccine law pages as well as creating some new ones. A good page to access and share with others is our Vaccine Laws page, because it contains links to all information pages on this topic.
It has recently come to our attention that even children homeschooled via Distance Education (in the pre-school programme) are subject to the vaccination requirement under the New South Wales (NSW) No Jab No Play law.
During 2017, the right to conscientiously object to vaccination, for the purpose of enrolment in early education and childcare services in NSW, was abolished, effective from 01 January 2018.
It is almost impossible to believe that the New South Wales (NSW) LNP government has enacted a No Jab No Play law prohibiting unvaccinated children from being enrolled in early child care and education services, in the absence of any evidence showing that unvaccinated children pose a risk to other children, or the public health more generally, and contrary to the recommendation of an expert committee.
The Report on the Statutory Review of the NSW Public Health Act 2010 was tabled in parliament during November 2016 and included a number of recommendations relevant to the issue of so-called vaccine-preventable disease and vaccination.
Recommendation 31: The Public Health Act should not be amended to remove the conscientious objector exemption to enrolment in a childcare facility. (page 49)
All Australian State Governments will vote on No Jab No Play at COAG on June 9, 2017. This will decide whether children will be excluded from childcare and preschool based on their vaccination status. It is inconceivable that we are now in a position where the government is voting to discriminate against families for making a free and legal decision. Parents are the legal guardians of their children – all vaccines carry medical risks.
The AVN supports the following nationwide protests organised by concerned parents and citizens:… [Read More]
Dear Ms Dorey,
The Science Party’s position on vaccines is outlined below and is also published here: https://www.scienceparty.org.au/children_deserve_vaccines.
The overwhelming scientific evidence indicates that vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccination has eradicated smallpox and rinderpest, and immensely reduced the burden of dozens of other diseases.
Anti-vaccination groups often point out that deaths from measles and polio were in decline when vaccines for these disease were introduced. Indeed, supportive care and technology such as the iron lung allowed many children to survive these diseases. Some of these survivors suffered permanent effects like sight or hearing loss, or paralysis. Vaccination protects children from these risks…. [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
The AVN was started in 1994 by a group of parents and health professionals who were concerned about the lack of scientifically-based information on the ‘other side’ of the vaccination issue. Read more…