Parents face debt collectors under 'no jab, no pay' policy

Families may face debt collectors if they do not meet a catch-up vaccination deadline of Friday 18 March under the 'no jab, no pay' scheme, ministers have warned.

Entitlement to childcare and family benefits depends on families having all children fully vaccinated, and the 63-day grace period for catch-up vaccines is about to expire, according to Social Services Minister Christian Porter.

Speaking at a media briefing with the Prime Minister at a childcare centre in SA on Wednesday, Mr Porter said parents of incompletely vaccinated children had already been given written