False Balance? You mean, censorship, don’t you?

False Balance? You mean, censorship, don’t you?

by Meryl Dorey Radio 4BC in Brisbane had the temerity to call me a few days ago to comment on a new QLD government initiative which would send out reminders to everyone who hasn’t vaccinated either their children or themselves and will also allow pharmacists to administer more vaccinations to more people. As one of … Continue reading

Autism Risk Increased With Combined Vaccine – Journal Paper Confirms Risk of Seizures is Doubled Compared to Separate Vaccines

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A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal confirms combining two common childhood vaccines into one rather than administering them separately doubles the risk of febrile seizures in children: Combined vaccine doubles seizure risk in children The Vancouver Sun By Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen June 9, 2014. This…

A Response to “Anti-Vaxxers are Stupid and Contagious” – LivingWhole.org

A Response to “Anti-Vaxxers are Stupid and Contagious” – LivingWhole.org

Our kids aren’t vaccinated. If yours aren’t either then I guess that makes us all “stupid and contagious,” at least according to this winner of an article in the HuffPost.Apparently, not vaccinating is akin to someone getting drunk, getting behind the wheel of a car, and killing somebody. We’re also responsible for bringing back not-so-deadly diseases that were … Continue reading

Apparently “…there’s nothing to debate”

Apparently “…there’s nothing to debate”

by Greg Beattie Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, has refused to participate in a panel discussion on vaccination at this weekend’s Healthy Lifestyles expo on the Sunshine Coast, saying “there’s nothing to debate”. In the wake of this, disturbing details have now emerged of a cover up by her office regarding the death … Continue reading

Another day – Another Courier Mail Hit Piece

Another day – Another Courier Mail Hit Piece

by Meryl Dorey I don’t know why Laura Chalmers from the Courier Mail even bothers to contact anyone from the AVN before writing about us? This is the third time she’s been in touch with me about a story in recent weeks and yet, she has never  reporting anything I’ve said. A few weeks ago, … Continue reading

Peter Bowditch-Running Scared

Peter Bowditch-Running Scared

The Bowditch non-debate saga continues. by Meryl Dorey For those who haven’t yet read about this issue, you can do so on the following blog posts: The Great Vaccination Non-Debate and Are You Brave Enough to Follow Through, Peter Bowditch? Apparently, Mr Bowditch is well aware of his lack of knowledge on the issue of … Continue reading

AVN Supporters speak in support of their rights

Below are the letters which AVN members and supporters have sent to the various State and Federal Health Ministers and Shadow Ministers in support of the right to conscientiously object to vaccination without being penalised or discriminated against in any way. As always, these letters are articulate, intelligent and passionate. There are many letters here … Continue reading

Tamiflu drug ‘largely ineffective’ in reducing hospitalisation: study

Tamiflu drug ‘largely ineffective’ in reducing hospitalisation: study

Antiviral drugs are largely ineffective for reducing hospital admissions and complications from influenza, and come with serious side-effects, according to a research review published by the Cochrane Collaboration today. The drugs were stockpiled by governments across the world, including Australia’s, in response to the 2009 swine flu pandemic. Cochrane, along with the British Medical Journal, … Continue reading

The Great Vaccination Non-Debate?

The Great Vaccination Non-Debate?

by Meryl Dorey There is one side of the vaccination issue supported by those who believe parents should be able to access a broad range of information from many different sources. This side is not afraid of scrutiny and in fact, has been asking for better, more transparent research for decades. That side is represented … Continue reading

Apparently our acronym is now misleading?

Apparently our acronym is now misleading?

by AVN President, Greg Beattie If you have been following our saga during the past year you will know the prequel to this post. For those who missed it, we were directed last year to change our name – after 16 years – because our opponents complained that it was misleading. After exhausting our avenues … Continue reading

AVN’s Charity Licence – The REAL story

AVN’s Charity Licence – The REAL story

by Greg Beattie, AVN President There is so much misinformation getting around, it’s bewildering. We expect misinformation from a group calling itself “Stop the AVN” – that’s what they do with their spare time. But throw in a couple of mischievous journalists and politicians and you have a recipe for a fantasy blockbuster. By now … Continue reading

Biased reporting: a vaccination case study

Biased reporting: a vaccination case study

by Prof Brian Martin On Tuesday 28 January 2014, The Australian newspaper published a news story by journalist Rick Morton titled “University paid for anti-vaccine student to attend conference.” It provides an illuminating example of how to construct an article that is misleading in several different ways. Here, I offer a critique of Morton’s story, … Continue reading

The AVN – our finances are an open book

The AVN – our finances are an open book

by Meryl Dorey Yesterday, the AVN was contacted by Amy Corderoy who is the Health Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald. She had been contacted by members of Stop the AVN – the organisation that has been set up to harass, abuse and threaten our members in order to force our group to close down. … Continue reading

Yet another HCCC complaint filed against the AVN

Yet another HCCC complaint filed against the AVN

Not content with having fought and lost a costly battle in the NSW Supreme Court, only to have been found to have acted illegally in investigating the AVN, the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is back at it again. Please click here to read about this incredible waste of time and taxpayer dollars once again … Continue reading

Dangerous information

Dangerous information

by Meryl Dorey Just about every government authority in Australia and overseas is trying to describe those who question the wisdom of mass vaccination as being a danger to society. In fact, they are working hard to frame the entire debate as being dangerous – as though just discussing, researching and considering whether or not … Continue reading

Anti-vaccination storm brewing at UOW – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Anti-vaccination storm brewing at UOW – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation

“In a university environment we uphold the principle of academic freedom for staff and students,” he said.”Just because something is controversial doesn’t mean that a student shouldn’t present her viewpoint.” …”But the Australian Medical Association has criticised the University of Wollongong for supporting a PhD student with anti vaccination views. “AMA President Dr Steve Hambleton … Continue reading

Patient Committed Suicide After His Doctor Was Hounded By Dr Ben Goldacre’s Badscience Forum Internet Bullies – Perpetrator’s Mild Two Year Cautionary Sentence Only Just Ended December 2013 | ________________Child Health Safety_________________

Patient Committed Suicide After His Doctor Was Hounded By Dr Ben Goldacre’s Badscience Forum Internet Bullies – Perpetrator’s Mild Two Year Cautionary Sentence Only Just Ended December 2013 | ________________Child Health Safety_________________

Stop-the-AVN-type cyberbullying causes an ill man to commit suicide. Perpetrators given a 2-year caution. These deaths and this misery will not stop until the authorities and the government take these criminals seriously. Bullying should not be tolerated! It doesn’t matter if you disagree with our science – you have no right to treat human beings … Continue reading

Top 10 Retractions of 2013 | The Scientist Magazine®

Top 10 Retractions of 2013 | The Scientist Magazine®

Every year, hundreds of articles are retracted from peer-reviewed scientific journals due to fraud or error. Most of them don’t get the media attention that the Wakefield et al article from 1998 garnered (though that was not a fraudulent article. It was a fraudulent attempt by the General Medical Council in the UK to stifle … Continue reading

The HCCC, the Law and Morality

The HCCC, the Law and Morality

by Meryl Dorey, AVN Public Officer As many of you would know, both the AVN and I were under investigation by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) in 2009/2010. This investigation was brought about due to two complaints. One was filed by Mr Ken McLeod, a founding member of the hate group Stop the AVN … Continue reading

Silencing the opposition

Silencing the opposition

This last week has been a time of tough decisions. A time when I had to make a choice between pursuing justice in the courts or cutting my losses and pulling out of what I saw as a totally biased system where the cards are stacked against me – not because of a lack of … Continue reading

Greens confirm anti-choice stance

Greens confirm anti-choice stance

LATE BREAKING NEWS FOLLOWING YESTERDAY’S POST http://nocompulsoryvaccination.com/2013/09/04/the-greens-deceiving-voters-or-just-playing-dumb/ Greens confirm they will remove parents’ choice – Greg Beattie A letter written by a staffer from Greens Senator Richard Di Natale’s office has confirmed the party’s intention to pursue the removal of parental choice from vaccination:  “The Greens do not support compulsory vaccination. We do however support … Continue reading

The Greens: Deceiving voters or just playing dumb?

The Greens: Deceiving voters or just playing dumb?

Mistakes, traps, ethics, and integrity – Greg Beattie The federal election falls at the end of this week. While the economy, asylum seekers, and education have dominated the airwaves, something else has been brewing… The Australian Greens don’t want you to know it, but they are spearheading the push for compulsory vaccination in Australia. They … Continue reading

We shall be heard…

We shall be heard…

Today’s post was written by Tasha David, one of the AVN’s committee members, who has had to endure the grief of having several children injured by vaccines – followed by two extremely healthy unvaccinated children. Her greatest regret is that she did not learn about the risks of vaccination in time to protect her older … Continue reading

Whatever was Senator Di Natale thinking?

Whatever was Senator Di Natale thinking?

Free speech is meaningless unless it involves the freedom to make statements that others think are false. The argument for free speech is that open discussion is the best system for reaching the truth. Viewpoints can be strengthened by being challenged. Dr Brian Martin, Debating Vaccination In 1997, representatives of the Australian Vaccination Network became … Continue reading

Guest Post: The Vaccine Debate – a Matter of Trust

Guest Post: The Vaccine Debate – a Matter of Trust

An open letter to the open-minded by Dr Isaac Golden There are many difficult conversations in healthcare – how to best assist people dying in pain, policies regarding foetal termination, the ethics of spending a million dollars on a procedure to help one person rather than using that money to assist hundreds of others, and … Continue reading

Crisis Alert – Parents continue to make informed health choices – Australian Senate says they must be stopped

Crisis Alert – Parents continue to make informed health choices – Australian Senate says they must be stopped

Dateline: June 28, 2013 On Tuesday this week, the Australian Senate, at the behest of medical doctor and Australian Greens Party Health Spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, passed a motion regarding the consumer-run support group the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN). The Senate feels that parents who make informed choices about vaccination and other health issues … Continue reading

Are Greens showing their true colours?

Are Greens showing their true colours?

In what can only be described as a torrent of ignorance, health spokesperson for the Greens, Senator Richard Di Natale, put a motion to the Senate on Tuesday, June 25th, calling for the AVN to “immediately disband and cease their harmful and unscientific scare campaign against vaccines”. Senator DI NATALE (Victoria) (15:47): I move: That … Continue reading

While Health Ministers Fiddle, Australians Are Harmed

Two months after initiating a campaign to vaccinate school girls against the Human Papillomavirus, the Japanese Government has suspended the active promotion of both Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines. Japanese health authorities have found these shots to be associated with rates of serious reactions which are more than twice that of other vaccines introduced at the … Continue reading

Vaccine Autism cover-up?

A whistle-blower seems to have come out about The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting scientific fraud and cover-up over the relationship between vaccines and autism. It states that risk factors for association between the MMR vaccineand autism are being under 3 years old, being a boy, and being of African descent. Will … Continue reading