AVN Constitution

The AVN is an incorporated association, registered with the NSW Department of Fair Trading. Click the following link – AVN Constitution March 2014 – to read our constitution. This constitution was amended in March of 2014.

2 comments on “AVN Constitution
  1. Kaity says:

    I am a year 12 student and currently doing an assessment task of the historical development of vaccinations and their Political, Economic and Social impact.
    I came across your webpage and found it very user friendly and informative. However, I do have a few questions I’d like for further information to use within my assessment when referring to your organisation:
    – When did AVN begin? and why?


    • admin says:

      Hi Kaity,
      Here is a copy of a very old mission statement of ours. I have a newer one but can’t put my hands on it right now – hopefully this will help to answer your questions. Good luck with the assignment!

      Mission Statement

      The AVN was formed in 1994 by a group of concerned parents, health professionals and others. The AVN came about primarily due to a demand for adequate information on vaccination, to address concerns regarding discrimination and to uphold the right of freedom of choice on this issue.

      The AVN recognises that there is a demand from the community for more information on the issue of vaccination and that this demand is not being met. Therefore, it aims to provide a centre of information for the purposes of assisting:

      people to make informed choices.

      health professionals to better advise their clients.

      The AVN recognises that there are differences of opinion between health professionals with respect to the relative merits of vaccination and therefore considers that any regulation in this area is not in the public interest. It aims to remove any such regulation, as well as any restrictive or discriminatory practices relating to this issue, and to ensure that no further regulations or restrictions are applied.

      The AVN recognises that there are other organisations with similar or related aims and intends to network with such organisations in order to further its own aims.

      A library containing information from a variety of sources, ranging from simple articles to books and detailed statistical studies has been set up. Contributions are invited from conventional authorities as well as other authors.

      The AVN will lobby in the appropriate areas for the preservation of the individual’s right to choose.