Those Aussies ain't stupid

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  1. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

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    'No jab, no pay:' Australia cuts benefits for parents who don't vaccinate kids

    (CNN)Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children can lose up to $11,000 of welfare benefits a year under a new government policy, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced.

    Currently parents can choose to opt out of vaccinations for medical or religious reasons, or by stating they are "conscientious objectors," and still receive taxpayer funded child care benefits.

    Under the new "no jab, no pay" policy, the exemption as a conscientious objector will be removed starting January 2016.

    "The choice made by families not to immunize their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments," said Abbott in a joint statement with Social Services Minister, Scott Morrison.

    Thousands of families could lose out on welfare payments, with the Australian government estimating more than 39,000 children under the age of seven have not been vaccinated because of their parents' objections.



    Vaccination fears


    The number of children in Australia who have not received immunization against measles and other diseases has almost doubled in the past decade, according to the government.

    Anti-vaccination campaigns have recently gained traction in Western countries. Some parents believe the shots cause autism, but the theory has been widely discredited.

    Existing exemptions on medical or religious grounds will continue said Abbott, but guidelines on religious exemptions will be tightened.

    "It requires the formal position of that religious body being advised to the government and approved by the government. This is a very significant narrowing," Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.

    He added that no mainstream religious organizations have made any formal objection to immunizations.

    In response to the announcement, more than 7,000 people have signed a petition in opposition to the reforms.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/13/asia/australia-anti-vaccination-welfare-cut/
     
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    XuXu Well-Known Member

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    I don't know about there, but unfortunately in this country it's rich and middle class idiots who aren't vaccinating their kids. It's harder to incentivize those people monetarily.
     
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    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Eventually nature will take its course. I feel sorry for the kids though.
     
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    In theory this plays into the whole 'get em on the dole. Then you can control them' thing

    Not that I am against the shots or even this specific law. But you can see a precedent being set
     
  5. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

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    When you're dealing with retards, everything is okay in my book.
     
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    The only kids /people that get hurt by the idiot anti-vaxers are those too sick to have gotten the shots. Parents should be shot or quarantined for life.
     
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    Anfkid Blue Banner Mafia Staff Member

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    I'd love to talk to people who chose not to vaccinate themselves or their kids. Really try to understand their point of view because I just don't get it.
     
  8. RenchFries

    RenchFries Official Dawgshed Dutch representative Gold

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    Because the evil meds corporations that are only out there to screw the people.

    They also work on population control. Just like CHEM TRAILS!!!!
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