The no jab, no pay law will be implemented in 2016.
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The federal government’s no-jab-no-pay laws will remove childcare benefits, rebates and the Family Tax Benefit A end-of-year supplement from parents who don’t immunise their children.
The changes start on January 1, 2016, with exemptions for medical reasons, after legislation passed the Senate on Monday.
Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm, speaking in support of the measures, said childless families should not have to subsidise the lifestyles of those who choose to have “little blighters”.
In fact, most welfare payments for parents should be abolished, said Senator Leyonhjelm.
“The government is not your parent or your spouse – get over it.”
He thanked and apologised to childless Australians.
Any parent wishing to dispute a finding that they had not vaccinated their child would have a minimum of two weeks to provide documentary evidence before payments were affected.
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