|Anthony Freda art|
In a stunning example of the disregard held toward the rights of individual Australians, the Australian government has not only passed measures to “tighten” guidelines on the ability to obtain religious exemptions to vaccinations but has also passed a “no jab no pay” policy ending government welfare payouts to those families who refuse to vaccinate.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently announced the new policy to eliminate the “conscientious objector” status for individuals who are morally, evidentially, or philosophically opposed to vaccination beginning in January, 2016.
Abbot and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison said in a joint statement that “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.”
For that reason, families that refuse to vaccinate their children will lose these child care benefits, costing many up to $11,000 per year.
As CNN reported, “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.”
In regards to the “tightening” of religious exemptions, Morrison stated that such guidelines overseeing the application and granting of these exemptions will be essentially eroded. He stated that the new policy will now require “the formal position of that religious body being advised to the government and approved by the government. This is a very significant narrowing.”
This recent policy change in Australia is, unfortunately, a foreshadowing of what is coming to the United States and the rest of the Western world. For instance, a recent CA law that was approved by the CA state health panel would eliminate all vaccine exemptions except those given for medical reasons.
Big Pharma, corporations, governments, and their media mouthpieces have attempted to eliminate the ability of citizens to choose for themselves and their children whether or not they would be vaccinated for years.
Not only are these new developments – the CA bill and the new Australian policy – an extremely dangerous health policy in and of itself when one considers all the evidence pointing toward the dangers of vaccines, but it is also a frontal assault on individual liberty and the right of choice. For this reason alone, these laws and policies must be resisted by any and all means available and by any and all means necessary.