UPDATE: Appeal has been heard in the Federal Court

The appeal was heard in the Federal Court last week and the judge has reserved his decision (meaning he will deliver his decision at a later date). We have just received a legal bill which we hope will wrap up this case. Unfortunately the funds to date don’t cover this bill and therefore we urgently … Read more

Initial fundraising goal reached

We did it! The community response to this fundraiser has been absolutely incredible, and the fundraising goal of $40,000 has been reached in just 10 days. We are humbled and absolutely blown away by the support. This covers the currently expected legal costs for now, but we don’t know if it will stop here. There … Read more

Donation goal increased to $40,000

As of 05/08/2021, we have increased the goal by $4,000 to $40,000, to cover the cost of a medical report requested by the lawyer, as well as credit/debit card and PayPal fees. Thank you for your ongoing support.

Notice of appeal filed in the Federal Court

With the generous support of our donors, we are pleased to report that we have filed our Notice of Appeal in the Federal Court. We will be arguing in court that it was not open to the Department to reject a duly certified medical exemption from a medical practitioner. Since 2016, the Department has adopted … Read more

Details of the Vaccine Medical Exemptions Challenge

Why are we taking legal action? During 2015, the federal parliament amended family assistance legislation by abolishing conscientious objection vaccine exemptions for eligibility for Child Care Subsidy and also reduced Family Tax Benefit by approximately $29 per fortnight. This was dubbed the No Jab No Pay ​[1]​ law and took effect on 1 January 2016. … Read more