Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 [Provisions]

11 November 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-309-5

View the report as a single document - (PDF 484KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 52KB)

Conduct of the inquiry
Purpose and key provisions of the Bill
Related legislation
Financial implications
Consideration by other committees
Note on references

Chapter 2 - Key issues (PDF 306KB)

Efficacy of increasing vaccination rates
Impact on disadvantaged families
Evaluation of the Bill's impact
Suitability of proposed exemption categories
Allegations of coercion
Vaccination injury compensation scheme
Impact on child care providers
Accuracy of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register data
Committee view

Additional Comments by the Australian Greens (PDF 25KB)
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 66KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 12KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515

About this inquiry

On 17 September 2015, the Senate referred the Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee for inquiry and report.

Submissions were sought by 16 October 2015.  The reporting date is 9 November 2015. On 9 November 2015, the Senate granted an extension of time for reporting until 11 November 2015.

Please note: the committee has received a large volume of submissions in relation to this inquiry and wishes to assure submitters that each piece of correspondence to the inquiry is being read and considered. The committee has decided to publish all submissions from organisations and a representative sample of the submissions received from individuals. Owing to the sensitive and personal nature of many submissions, the committee has decided that the representative sample will be drawn from those for which it has received clear advice from the submitter supporting publication. The committee has decided not to publish submissions comprising short or general statements, form/campaign letters and petitions, but has noted the concerns raised in them.

Past Public Hearings

02 Nov 2015: Brisbane