Is The Government’s No Jab No Pay Policy To Blame For The Increasing Death Rate Of Aboriginal Babies?

Is The Government’s No Jab No Pay Policy To Blame For The Increasing Death Rate Of Aboriginal Babies?

Infant mortality rate is an important marker of the overall health of society. It is defined as the number of deaths of children under one year of age per thousand live births.

According to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the number of infant deaths in the Northern Territory has risen 70% since 2014, a rate greater than Kuwait, Thailand and Costa Rica.

This rate increased from 6.52 deaths per thousand live births in 2014 to 9.56 in 2018, on par with America.The Health Department may try try blame the increase on factors such as car accidents, alcohol, and socio-economic and environmental factors. However, these factors have always been present.

‘Northern Territory Health downplays leap in infant deaths.’
Hayley Sorensen
Northern Territory News. October 7, 2019.

The No Jab No Pay Policy was imposed by the Liberal/National Government in January 2016, coercing low income indigenous Australians to vaccinate or lose government benefits and payments. With no accurate Vaccine Register, no active surveillance system and no mandatory reporting of adverse events, the Government cannot claim or prove that this policy is not contributing to the increasing infant deaths.

Indigenous children are pressed to have 5 more vaccines than white Australians. This should be immediately investigated as a possible cause of the increase in indigenous infant mortality.

The 3-year-review, recommended at the 2015 No Jab No Pay Senate Inquiry, on the IMPACTS of the No Jab coercive policy, has NOT been conducted as promised.

We demand that this happens immediately. Children are dying.

Our most vulnerable Indigenous babies can have poor nutritional status, coupled with low Vitamin C and D. This was well documented by Dr Archie Kalokerinos over a generation ago, and was shown to be linked with infant deaths post vaccination.

In fact, we believe that it is TIME to look at the IMPACT of multiple vaccinations on ALL babies and children in Australia. It Is time to do the research on the ever increasing vaccine schedule and its assault on vulnerable and underdeveloped immune systems.

We strongly believe that INDEPENDENT SCIENCE is urgently needed to see what the medical intervention of vaccination is doing to all children.


Marelle Burnum Burnum and
Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison

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