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Unvaccinated children in NSW are now prevented from attending day care with directors facing a fine of up to $5,500 for dodging the rules. But that won’t stop some anti-vax families.

One NSW woman has reportedly called for parents to join ‘an affordable day care co-op,’ according to the Daily Telegraph.

She has been considering sending a message to the government, opting to instead ‘do it her own way’.

She wrote the mission of ‘The Kids Co-op’ was ‘to provide an affordable, community-run, self-funded child minding co-operative open to all, where no regulations or legalities are imposed by government or funding bodies, and all decisions and operations are decided upon democratically as a community.’

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said any unregulated child care service would face consequences.

Operating an educational centre for kids without approval invited penalties of up to $100,000, according to Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell, who said to do so would be illegal.

‘Setting up a service to intentionally break the law is irresponsible and puts innocent children at risk, and I have absolutely no issue cracking down on any illegal operators.’

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  • They deserve a fine and more !
    Some people are wealthy enough to be able to pay the fine (they can team up to).
    Kids could die if those centres were to open.
    Some jail time wouldn’t hurt …

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  • I sincerely hope no other people take their children to this centre.
    I doubt they will manage to get Govt. approval and parents won’t get the large rebate they otherwise might have……Are they going to start their own schools too…..in an isolated area if they do.

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  • Anyone who is aware of someone doing this should write a letter to the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell, outlining details. This is ridiculously irresponsible!

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  • I hope they cop the full $100000 fine.

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  • This is so irresponsible.

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  • I don’t agree with how the government forces their opinion and rules on their citizens (there is no true freedom in this regard) but as citizens we need to respect and obey the government.

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  • It’s scarey to hear of the depths the anti vaxxers will sink to. This is shocking. I can’t see many attending. Unvaccinated kids (at this time) are in the minority and parents whose kids are vaccinated won’t be taking them to these places

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  • hmmm we don’t like the government rules so lets just ignore them and make their own, idiots

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  • I find they deserve a very hefty fine.

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