Victorian pre-schoolers will be banned from attending child care or kindergarten unless they are vaccinated, under new 'no jab, no play' laws to be introduced by the State Government.
The new laws will be introduced within weeks and will come into effect on January 1.
"Vaccinations save lives," Health Minister Jill Hennessy said.
"We are getting tough on this issue because it's important that we start addressing things like a significant increase in whooping cough.
"We know the spread of things like measles is becoming more virulent."
Meanwhile school funding in Tasmania shows clearly the disparity in resources and student teacher ratios particularly in secondary schools. LNP funding cuts to state education are a disgrace.Gonski is needed.