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News No vaccination, no more benefits By Iliana Stillitano Police are reviewing security footage and checking all prepaid tickets after a racial assault at a Narellan cinema. The woman was standing in the ticket line about noon on Friday when a man in the prepaid queue shoulder barged her, argued with her and swore at her before touching her hijab and telling her to return to her own country. WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY PARENTS in Macarthur who object to vaccinating their children will no longer receive government pay- ments from January next year. The federal government’s new ‘‘no jab, no pay’’ policy announced recently means families with chil- dren who are not immunised will not receive childcare payments and Family Tax Benefit Part A. Macarthur MP Russell Matheson has backed the government’s policy to boost vaccination rates after the level of objection to immunisation had increased in the past decade. ‘‘Parents in Macarthur who vac- cinate their children should have confidence that they can take their children to childcare or into the community without worrying that their children will be at risk of con- tracting a serious or potentially life- threatening illness, because of the conscientious objections of others,’’ Mr Matheson said. ‘‘Existing exemptions on medical grounds will continue. ‘‘This means that vaccine object- ors in Macarthur will not be able to access these government pay- ments.’’ This week Social Services Minister Scott Morrison said the government would no longer accept exemptions on religious grounds. Vaccination rates in Australia have increased since the Childhood Immunisation Register was estab- lished in 1996 – but so too have vac- cine objection rates for children under the age of seven. More than 39,000 children aged under seven are not vaccinated because their We asked our Facebook readers if they agreed with the government’s ‘‘no jab, no pay’’ policy for parents who choose not to vaccinate their children. This is what you had to say: Margaret Bower: Yes. Unvaccinated children put too many babies that are too young to be vaccinated at risk. It took decades to eradicate these diseases. Rianna Tomlinson: Yes, it’s the only action that can almost ensure everyone has their kids vaccinated, which is best for not only our children but the health of our community. Lymie Sioux: No. Parents should be able to choose. I had my child vaccinated but would not now. Too much risk of injections being contaminated. Melanie Hall: Yes, I 100 per cent agree. Jab them all I say. Pain tablets taken Police are searching for a man who stole boxes of Nurofen Zavance from a super- market in Murray Street, Camden shortly before 11am on Thursday. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stop- pers on 1800 333 000. Building site theft Building materials worth $4500 were stolen from a building site in McKellar Street, Cobbitty. The materials, including timber posts, fibro sheeting and insula- tion, were stolen between 11am on April 11 and 7am on Thursday. Car broken into parents are vaccine objectors. ‘‘The government is extremely concerned at the risk this poses to other young children and the broader community, including Macarthur,’’ Mr Matheson said. ‘‘The choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or med- ical research, nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.’’ Have your say... Cinema racial assault A handbag was taken from a car parked near a real estate office in Argyle Street, Camden. The handbag, a wallet, keys and mobile phone were stolen between 11am and 1pm on Thursday. 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