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 the representatives of an organisation supported by thousands of Australians who are skeptical about the medical evidence regarding¬†vaccine safety and effectiveness, this radio station obviously felt that it was important to give a balanced view on the issue. And balanced, for those who don’t understand it, means at least two sides.

The pseudo-skeptics, on the other hand, disagree with the station’s decision to interview someone from the AVN.

Now, it’s OK to disagree – don’t get me wrong. Discussing and even arguing (politely and respectfully) about important issues is the basis of a civil and democratic society. And both I personally and the AVN as an organisation believe strongly in the right to discuss and examine all sides of any issue. This is the reason our organisation was formed 20 years ago and it is our core belief to this day.

But the hate groups, the Australian Skeptics [sic] and their splinter group, Stop the AVN, want the right to call the free and open airing of information on this issue ‘false balance’. They say that because they disagree with questions about vaccination (and other medical issues) and they are self-proclaimed arbiters of all issues scientific, anyone who does not support their point of view should not be given a platform to present their information. And make no mistake – it is their open intention to suppress this information and to harass, abuse and have the government cite anyone who dares to discuss the problems with vaccination publicly.

Below are links to the recordings of that program – I am putting them here in case the radio station gives in to pressure from these groups and takes those recordings down – this has happened before.

Dr Dylan Wilson


Meryl Dorey


Here are some of the hate-filled posts and tweets from SAVN members, including Rachael DunlopRachael Dunlop, VP of the NSW Skeptics [sic] (see one of her tweets for an idea of how this so-called professional deals with scientific issues). This organisation and SAVN have initiated a campaign to target this radio station to prevent them from ever allowing anyone on air who does not toe the party line on vaccination.

I hope you will take 5 minutes to drop the station a quick line and thank them for their fairness in allowing this information to be aired and to ask them to continue to do so. Here is their Contact Page.

Rachie re 4bc


Tierney re 4BCPlease note: Blog posts are opinion pieces which represent the views of the authors. They do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the AVN National Committee. The AVN is a forum, support and information organisation and outlet for discussion about the relative benefits and risks of vaccinations in particular – and medical procedures in general. We do not provide medical advice but believe that everyone has the opportunity and the obligation to do their own research before making decisions for their families. The information we provide (including your personal review of the references we cite) should be taken in conjunction with a range of other data, including that obtained from government, your health care provider and/or other medical source material to assist you in developing the knowledge required to make informed health choices.



  1. I was thinking about why the “skeptics” are so aggressive and why they keep on stating that the un-vaccinated people are the ones spreading disease.

    If the skeptics believe that vaccinations offer 100% protection, from certain diseases, then why should they be worried about catching these diseases from the un-vaccinated, as surely if they have had the jab then they cant get the disease.

    Has anyone ever debated this point ?

    1. Hi Jurgen,
      Yes, the government and the medical community have recently changed the conversation to make an excuse for the fact that the majority of those getting these diseases have been fully vaccinated. Now, vaccines don’t work unless everyone does them. So when a fully vaccinated person gets sick with something they are vaccinated against, it isn’t a case of vaccine failure – it’s because others in the community are not vaccinated. This is the level of their ‘science’. It is madness.

  2. The SAVN are sad little people. they have a right to opinion but they don’t believe anyone else has a right.

  3. Well done Meryl, you managed to keep your cool in the face of such obvious bullying from the commentator and doctor who were just spewing forth the ususal drug company progaganda. I can’t beleive the lack of knowledge of that doctor who didn’t even mention high fevers and seizures as a common side effect of many vaccines. The massive rise is auto immune releated diseases in children proves that the our medical system has no interest in the quality of health of our children . If they did they would look into the causes of these more serious life long ailments rather pumping us full of dangerous chemicals via vaccines. We didn’t hear the comments from people but I imagine there were a lot of pharma shills on the pay roll to support commercial interests. The media love to create topics in the form of news and information but they are acutally just basically advertising on behalf of drug companies who are not allowed to advertise in a more obvious way. The ABC in particular has been highjacked by big pharma because studies show people are more trusting of information they receive from government controlled media. They never advertise the corrupt link between big pharmaceuticals, the government and media though.

    1. Interestingly, I listened for over an hour without even one call on either side of this issue which I thought was strange. I later heard from a couple of AVN members who told me that their calls were being screened and when they said that they wanted to talk about vaccination, they were told that there calls would not be put through.

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