Call for vaccine injury compensation scheme

A Senate inquiry has backed the 'no jab, no pay' legislation but says a national vaccine injury compensation scheme is also needed.

The committee investigating the Social Services Legislation Amendment (No Jab, No Pay) Bill 2015 has recommended the Bill should be passed, saying that the rights of the community to be protected against disease outweighed those of unvaccinated families who wished to keep receiving child benefit payments.

However in its final report released on Wednesday the committee said there should also be official recognition that vaccination carries a small