Federal Court backs school banning unvaccinated student with measles
The Federal Court has backed a school which banned a girl who had recently recovered from measles and had not been vaccinated.
The parents argued as she had antibodies against the disease, she would not be a danger to other children.
The school demanded she should stay away for a further two weeks.
The court says the school’s demands were reasonable and pointed to the law which allows for those infected with a communicable disease to be suspended from practicing their profession or from certain activities. Judges say schools fall into that category.