SOCIAL Services Minister Christian Porter has slapped down anti-vaxxers claiming to have found a loophole in the tough “no jab, no pay” laws.
The Sunday Times this week discovered a Fremantle mother was telling fellow anti-vaccination campaigners online she was using GPs and a lawyer to mount a challenge.
But Mr Porter said anyone attempting to avoid vaccinating their children but still expecting to keep their childcare subsidies and welfare payments was “gravely mistaken”.
He slammed parents for attempting to “game the system”.
The mother, writing on the Facebook group Anti-Vaccination Australia, claims she couldn’t complete the vaccination requirements because doctors won’t give her child the jabs knowing she was being “financially coerced”.
She claims to have obtained two signed statutory declarations from GPs acknowledging her consent was not voluntary. She urged anti-vaxxers to
bombard Centrelink with similar claims and revealed plans for legal action if her payments were stopped.
NOTE: Our Facebook group Anti-Vaccination Australia is mentioned here which shows we are having a huge effect, Cristian Porter is nothing more than a whore for big pharma.
Mr Porter said if a vaccination objector did or said something that left a doctor unwilling to vaccinate their child then “that is a choice that person makes”.
“But they need to know there are still consequences to such a choice – being a loss of family tax and childcare benefits – and such a person would be gravely mistaken if they considered that was a way around the new rules,” Mr Porter, a former lawyer with the Director of Public Prosecutions in WA, said.
“A vaccination objector with some unfounded general opposition to vaccination may say to a doctor they consider the new rules are unfair … but that does not change the fact that the no jab, no pay policy is a reasonable and lawful way to protect Australian children from the bad choices of a small minority acting completely contrary to best medical evidence.”
The mother, who doesn’t want her name published for fear of her young child being targeted at school, told The Sunday Times there was “not enough transparency around the questionable safety of vaccines”.
Another parent also challenging the policy described how she had trouble convincing a GP to sign the statutory declaration.
AMA WA president Michael Gannon said GPs were caught in the middle and anti-vaxxers were potentially coercing their doctors. He said anti-vaxxers were “playing games with their children’s lives against proven treatments”.
Mr Porter said the Turnbull Government was determined to get community immunisation rates up past the 95 per cent required to protect all children again diseases.
Dr Rima’s Response
Minister Porter, an attorney, speaks untruthfully: the no jab no pay legislation is not “is a reasonable and lawful way to protect Australian children” since the Constitution and the Geneva Conventions, which prevail as international treaty law, protect uncoerced informed consent which this law violates.
Further, vaccines are dangerous and ineffective, but supported by magnificent corporate make believe science, otherwise known as propaganda.
I am a physician and understand immunology and scientific method. Neither one is served by, or supports, vaccines. Money does. Lots of it.
I would welcome having this response published. It would be a sign of honorable conduct by this venue. I look forward to it.
I also look forward to an open debate with any representative of the government or the pro vaccine lobby on these matters.
I stand ready to make these facts public in that forum.
Yours in health and freedom,
Rima E. Laibow, MD
Natural Solutions Foundation