The Federal Government is pushing state and territory governments to ban unvaccinated children from childcare centres.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has written to premiers and chief ministers urging them to take a firm stance on the issue.
Some states have already stopped unvaccinated children from enrolling in child care, but Mr Turnbull said he wanted similar laws to be rolled out across the whole country.
Mr Turnbull said vaccination rates had been improving recently, but there was more to be done.
“We believe we can take it further than that — this has got to be a concerted national effort by all governments to ensure all our children can be vaccinated. No jab, no pay, no play.”
Currently, unvaccinated children can enrol in childcare centres in the NT, ACT, SA, WA or Tasmania.
Queensland, NSW and Victoria require children to be fully immunised or on an approved catch-up program.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt …