Despite overwhelming evidence in favour of immunisation, the Government will not revisit a proposal to make it a condition of the benefit, Prime Minister John Key says.

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The Australian Government intends to stop benefit payments to parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.

Such a 'no jab, no pay' policy could cost parents more than A$15,000 ($15,255) a year per child.

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The New Zealand Government opted against a similar measure in 2012 because it believed immunisation should be the parents' choice.

Yesterday Mr Key said that decision would not be reviewed.

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