Expert questions Qld vaccination proposal

QUEENSLAND'S proposed vaccination laws could intensify the risk of disease outbreak and breach federal laws, a hearing has been told.

The state government wants to hand operators of daycare, after school care and kindergartens the right to refuse unvaccinated children, claiming it will help raise immunity levels.

Sydney University immunisation specialist Associate Professor Julie Leask is not convinced, however. She warns the proposal could cause further clustering of unvaccinated children in "pop-up childcare arrangements" and