Australia Proposes Limiting Welfare Payments For Anti-Vaxxer Parents

Refusing to vaccinate your children in Australia may soon come with a price tag.

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Refuse to vaccinate your kids in Australia, and you could be risking more than simply infectious diseases and social shunning. New legislation introduced this week would result in parents who don’t vaccinate their children potentially losing out on thousands of dollars worth of welfare. It’s a dramatic move as the country seeks to clamp down on an anti-vaxxer movement which has left nearly 40,000 children under the age of seven without proper immunization.

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