As you probably already know, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) spent more than a year and a great deal of taxpayer funds investigating the Australian Vaccination Network in 2009 / 2010. This resulted in their being told by the Supreme Court that they had acted illegally and did not have the jurisdiction to investigate our organisation.
Fast forward to 2014 and the AVN is once again facing a lengthy ‘investigation’ and potential public warning by the HCCC. In the the interim, parliament granted the HCCC new powers, so that it can now file its own complaints, investigate them and then, make a judgement based on their own investigation. As a result, a new complaint was recently received by the AVN.