Skip to comments.Australians told to immunize children or loose family tax breaks
Posted on 11/25/2011 10:21:19 AM PST by JerseyanExile
Parents who do not have their children fully immunised will be stripped of family tax benefits under a scheme announced by the Federal Government.
The Government says 11 per cent of five-year-olds are not immunised and has announced a shake-up of the system which will take effect from July 1 next year.
Under the changes, families who refuse vaccinations face losing up to $2,100 per child in benefits.
Families will need to have their children fully immunised to receive the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A end-of-year supplement.
A new immunisation check will be introduced for one-year-olds to supplement the existing immunisation checks at two and five years of age.
The FTB supplement, worth $726 per child each year, will now only be paid once a child is fully immunised at these checks.
Families are already required to have their child fully immunised to receive Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate.
Children will also be required for the first time to be vaccinated against meningococcal C, pneumococcal and chicken pox.
Children will also be immunised against measles, mumps and rubella earlier, at 18 months instead of the current four years of age.
Health Minister Nicola Roxon is also announcing today a new campaign to advise parents and healthcare providers on what they can do to protect babies from whooping cough.
All parents of newborns will receive letters providing information on immunising against whooping cough and how to identify the disease and prevent it spreading.
"We know that immunisation is fundamental to a child's lifelong health and that's why we want to make sure children are immunised at the right time," Ms Roxon said.
The Government says the changes will deliver savings of $209.1 million over four years.
Ummm, and why should people get benefits from the government—if they’re:
A) Neglecting their children’s health
B) Making their kids a danger as carriers to others
C) Putting their own superstitious anti-science bias above their own family’s health and the health of others?
“Australians told to immunize children or loose family tax breaks”
Do the Aussies spell “lose” as “loose”?
Take the King’s Coin, do the King’s Bidding.
The actual title spells “lose” correctly.
Some tard changed it.
But how bout “loosed’?
Is that a good thing or what?????
Some tard changed it.
It remains a mystery to me how some Freepers continue to misspell "lose" and "loose" in context. So few can get "it's" and "it" right, either. Darn it, people. "It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is" and "its" is the possessive pronoun as in "This was its destiny." What is so damn hard about that?
Journalists have many faults, but spelling usually isn't one of them.
Forcing people to inject known toxins into their children at the most vulnerable time in their lives ...hmmmmm particularly irrational vaccines for homosexual drug addicts like Hep B. 3-doses of this poison and no harm????? Right. No connection with Autism and vaccinations when the “epidemic” coincided with the tripling of vaccines and the mass grouping of toxins in one shot....hmmmmmm.
No one is logical anymore....they think this is ALL “good” and govt. does what is “best”. hmmmmmmm
Very Sick and fascistic.
They elected a socialist. What did they expect?
Zero and Julia Gillard got along very well on Zero’s recent waste of jet fuel.
Gillard, however is prolly a moderate socialist - on social issues- compared to Zero. She does not support gay marriage but is pro-abortion with a wink to “understanding the moral issues”...
The very concept of vaccination is based on the assumption that the vaccinated are not threatened by the disease. Therefore, the unvaccinated cannot be a threat to the vaccinated. The risk they assume is their own only.
Amazing how most people can’t understand that simple reality.
Not sure I understand the headline, but I assume this means that if they don't immunize children, more choices as to tax breaks will become available to them.
I agree that its a hugh and series problem.
Alright, alright. I was in a rush when putting this up, got a bit sloppy on the title.
Next they will require Gardasil and fun can really begin for those tennie-boppers...just like here in Texas (almost).
Not true. No vaccine is 100% effective. Plus, some vaccines lose their effectiveness over time. So yes, the unvaccinated can be a threat to the vaccinated.
Ah, a gnat was found.
What known toxins are you talking about? And don't tell me you aren't aware that the so-called vaccine-autism link has been thoroughly discredited.