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Budget | 2015-16

Budget 2015-16
Australian Government Coat of Arms, Budget 2015-16

Healthy families and flexible care

Protecting children from preventable diseases and providing support to eligible families who use nannies

‘No Jab, No Pay’ - Vaccinating our children

The Government recognises that more needs to be done to ensure we protect our children and our community from preventable diseases.

From 1 January 2016, the ‘No Jab, No Pay’ rule will remove all exemptions, excluding those for medical reasons, for access to child care payments and Family Tax Benefit Part A end of year supplement.

Improving immunisation rates

The Government will also provide a $26 million boost to the Immunise Australia programme, which will provide additional incentive payments for doctors and immunisation providers to identify and vaccinate children in their practice who are overdue.

Nannies Trial

The Government will spend around $250 million on an Interim Home Based Carer Pilot Programme (Nannies Trial) to extend subsidy support to eligible families using nannies.

The Nannies Trial will fund around 4,000 nannies, providing subsidised care to approximately 10,000 children. The trial will commence on 1 January 2016.

The Nannies Trial will be targeted to assist shift workers, such as nurses and police officers, whose irregular hours make it hard for them to access traditional child care.

Encouraging healthy families and flexible care
This infographic shows a medical cross and immunisation needle. Separately, this infographic shows and a nanny with a child.