Australian parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids won't get taxpayer-funded childcare or welfare benefits under the federal Government's "no jab, no pay" policy.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the policy that denies benefits to anyone who does not immunise their child, unless they are exempted on medical or religious grounds.

"This is a very important measure to keep our children and our families as safe as possible," Abbott said in Sydney yesterday.

- AAP

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