Should unvaccinated children be kept out of childcare ?

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says he wants unvaccinated children to be banned from childcare centres, and is pushing state and territory leaders to take a firm stance on the issue.

As part of the proposal, immunisation rates of all preschools and daycare centres would be made publicy available.

“Since the Australians have raised it, let’s see if it’s worth looking at here,” Labour leader Andrew Little said.

“I think we have to make sure that our vaccination programmes are working and are not being compromised by large amounts of children who are not vaccinated.”

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has no plans to change their policy on vaccinations.