It is a well and truly documented fact that I, and we here at SAHM are massive advocates for Vaccination; stating the obvious. There are countless facepalm moments here in the office when we see another, very well written but so, so ill informed post or article banging on about “The evil that are Vaccines.” Facepalm. SAHM is squarely placing itself on one side of the fence here, and we are not going to apologise for that for one second *queue the outrage and death threats*. On a positive note, you are able to type those death threats to us because you aren’t dead from Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus, Meningococcal, Measles (yes you can die from this) and I could go on and on and on.
So, to say I was overjoyed at reading the headline on yesterday’s Sunday Mail, is a MASSIVE understatement.
I am not a political person and this isn’t a political website so I am not going into the pros and cons of Tony Abbott but this time, he (and his party) have nailed it.
Lets break down what the legislation means:
From January the 1st next year
- The loophole for “Conscientious Objectors” to have access to government payments will be closed.
- No Family Tax Benefit Part A payment.
- No weekly childcare rebate.
- No annual childcare rebate.
This could add up to as much as $30,000 per year for a family with 2 kids.
There have been no alterations to existing changes on medical or religious grounds.
Did you know that there are more than 39,000 kids under seven that are not vaccinated due to so called “conscientious objectors”? That is an increase of over 24,000 little people going unprotected over the past ten years. Scary huh?
I think I will continue to get my scientific information from umm……..scientists and ah….doctors. I think Jimmy Kimmel and his friends say it really well. ***Caution contains strong language.
It wouldn’t be the internet without a blow up.
Love this one too.