Today the Federal Government Department of Health and Ageing announced their “Stronger Immunisation Incentives” policy.
The text can be found here.
This sounds like an excellent idea. Finally, the government steps up; they will cut off Family Tax Benefit bonus payments to those who refuse to immunise their children, endangering not only their children’s lives, but also the lives of those children who are too young to be immunised. If you don’t immunise your kids, you don’t get the full family tax benefit.
This is great, right? Wrong.