by Marianne Trent

From the start of 2016 the Federal Government introduced a new policy - controversial in some places, notably the NSW North Coast - called “No Jab No Pay”. 

This policy means that parents who have children who are not age appropriately vaccinated, who do not have a medical reason for not having vaccines, or are not on a catch-up schedule will now have their eligibility for some of their Commonwealth funded benefits cut.

The payments that may be affected include -

  •   Child care benefit
  •   Child care rebate
  •   Family Tax Benefit Part A supplement

So-called ‘conscientious objection’ to vaccination is no longer deemed an acceptable exemption from vaccination.

Read more: Canberra introduces ‘No Jab, No Pay’ →