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NSW PASSES Childcare Vaccination Legislation, Victoria Close Behind and Feds Cut Welfare Payments to Unvaccinated Children

Posted: August 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health News, The Organic Gourmet | Tags: | Comments Off on NSW PASSES Childcare Vaccination Legislation, Victoria Close Behind and Feds Cut Welfare Payments to Unvaccinated Children

NSW PASSES Childcare Vaccination LegislationSTICKY: June 19, 2015 :: The New South Wales Parliament has passed new laws covering childcare centres and vaccination. From January 2016, childcare centres will be required to refuse the enrolment of a child whose parents or guardians cannot show proof of vaccination or provide an approved exemption.

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner says parents who are seeking an exemption will first need to speak to a general practitioner. Childcare centres will face fines if they do not complete checks to ensure a child is vaccinated, or that they have exemption.

Health experts have warned of increasing instances of whooping cough across the state, which they attribute to low immunisation rates. A recent report found that in the far north coast town of Mullumbimby, less than half of young children were fully immunised.

The new legislation, an amendment to the Public Health – Vaccination of Children Attending Child Care Facilities – Bill 2013, allows exemptions for “medical contraindication, conscientious objection based on personal, philosophical, religious or medical belief.”

Greens MP Dr John Kaye says the Bill has the support of the Greens, who say the legislation doesn’t take away the rights of an individual to oppose immunisation.

The Australian Medical Association says the New South Wales laws should set a precedent for the rest of the country. But some child care workers are warning that it could put disadvantaged children at an even greater risk.

With the Federal Governments No Jab/No Welfare Payment policy ready to kickoff in 2016, anti-vaccination groups are surely becoming an endangered species, you’d think. In the last 10 years, the number of children whose parents have objected to vaccination has doubled. Almost 40,000 children haven’t been vaccinated and have a conscientious objection on their record :: Read the full article »»»»

Australian Anti-vaccination Group Ignores Court Order

Posted: June 24th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG! | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Australian Anti-vaccination Group Ignores Court Order

Vaccination Rates of Australian Children are ‘Reassuringly High’The anti-vaccination group that goes under the banner Australian Vaccination Network – AVN – has failed to comply with a Federal Government order to stop advertising a product as a treatment for cancer. The Therapeutic Goods Administration – TGA – found the group advertised “black salve” on its website and on a promotional DVD.

Black salve – also known as cansema is sold as an alternative treatment for cancer, including skin cancer. The product is commonly classified as an escharotic – a topical paste which burns and destroys skin tissue, leaving behind a thick black scar called an eschar – The TGA warns the substance is extremely corrosive and can leave significant scarring.

The authority ordered last month the group must stop advertising the product as a treatment for cancer, or suggesting that other cancer treatments are ineffective. The TGA said in its ruling the AVN “was not able to produce valid supporting evidence in relation to their claims”. It also said there was “no credible, reliable clinical or scientific evidence to demonstrate that the product is effective in the treatment of any cancer” :: Read the full article »»»»