Monday, March 27, 2017 by Vicki Batts
Will unvaccinated children soon be banned from daycare centers and preschools in the land down under? Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has taken it upon himself to call upon state and territory leaders to move towards “nationally consistent laws” regarding vaccination. According to The Guardian, Turnbull intends on taking his sweeping jab initiative to the next Council of Australian Governments.
Turnbull has not beaten around the bush when it comes to the intent of the proposed law, which is disturbingly called “No Jab, No Play.” Under this new proposal, the vaccination rates of all preschools and daycare centers would be made available to the public and parents — and the right to make a formal objection would end.
“At our next Coag meeting I propose we agree that all jurisdictions implement legislation that excludes children who are not vaccinated from attending childcare or preschool, unless they have a medical exemption,” Turnbull writes in his letter to state and territory officials. He also proclaims that “vaccine objection” is not a valid reason to keep children from getting vaccinated. In other words, Turnbull believes that Australian parents should not have the right to medical freedom and the ability to choose what kind of so-called medical care is administered to their children.
Australia has been inching closer to total vaccine tyranny over the last several years, with outlandish bills that increasingly strip parents of their rights to care for their children in the way they see as the best fit. In 2015, the government took away welfare and tax benefits from parents with unvaccinated children. Their action led to an additional 200,000 child vaccinations, but it seems that this increase was just not enough.
In their insatiable quest for more power over their constituents, Turnbull and the Australian Medical Association are seeking to make laws that restrict unvaccinated children from attending schools a national endeavor. Laws prohibiting unvaccinated kids from attending schools already exist in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.
Michael Gannon, the president of the Australian Medical Association, reportedly told Fairfax Media, “If you, as a parent, expect the community to support you by either welfare payments or access to care, then you need to do your bit to contribute to that community by protecting other children.” Apparently, paying taxes doesn’t count as your community contribution in Australia.
Mandatory vaccination bills are not just a concern for Australians; the United States has also seen a massive flood of similar bills introduced across the country. In March, the National Vaccine Information Center reported that 134 bills regarding vaccination had been introduced in 34 states. While there a few bills that were aiming to actually increase parental rights and medical freedom, the overwhelming majority sought to restrict access to vaccine exemptions, publicize school vaccination rights and other such drivel. And in 2015, the state of California made headlines with the passing of Senate Bill 277, which eliminated personal and religious beliefs as reasons for vaccine exemption.
While these bills are often introduced under the guise of public health, the fact remains that such legislation does little more than to create a “witch-hunt” against people who dare to dissent from the norm. These governments are not trying to protect anyone; they’re just trying to impose their will upon their constituents. Take the state of New York, for example, one bill recently introduced there calls for the “forced detention and treatment on suspicion of vaccine-preventable disease.” Since when is the forced detention of free and innocent citizens permissible in the so-called “land of the free” — and at what point does this “suspicion” arise?
This kind of legislation treads on very thin ice, and we the people need to stop this kind of absurd action from being taken in our countries.