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Federal Court backs school banning unvaccinated student with measles

National News // June 26, 2020

The Federal Court has backed a school which banned a girl who had recently recovered from measles and had not been vaccinated. 

Unsplash Federal Court backs school banning unvaccinated student with measles

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. 

 

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