We do not have a policy on this Vaccination issue as yet, however our stand is indicated below.
“our members and supporters believe that a parent must always have the final say in health and other parenting issues when it comes to their own children. this single issue will be a game-changer for many of them”.
WE AGREE WITH THIS.
“No Pay/No Play legislation” …………..
THIS IS BRIBERY AND INSULTING TO RESPONSIBLY CARING PARENTS- WE WOULD NOT SUPPORT IT
“the right of Australian citizens to make free and informed health choices for their families without financial penalty or discrimination.”
WE WOULD SUPPORT THIS VIEW.
We Are not anti vaccination as we believe they have a place in protecting us from harmful diseases. But the whole vaccination system needs investigation and [we] would support more reliable scientific information being accessible to the public and accountability from the medical profession to accept alternative natural measures as also being a viable source of protection for our children.
Dear Ms Dorey,
Please find attached our response to your letter.
ALP Information Services Unit
Australian Labor Campaign Headquarters
Health Australia Party supports informed consent.Here is our position statement on ‘No jabs’:
“NO JAB NO PAY/PLAY” LEGISLATION
April 2, 2016
HAP understands that the overwhelming majority of the huge amount of submissions both Federally, and in Victoria, were against this legislation, and that many of these came from well-respected legal, healthcare, and social justice organisations.
HAP echoes their views and opposes this legislation. It is predicated upon several demonstrably false assumptions, and flies in the face of what would be considered best practice in almost any other Western nation except the USA. It is especially disturbing that the Victorian State Health Minister appears to be in a state of denial over the issue of severe adverse reactions – something which is accepted by the World Health Organisation, whilst the Premier of WA Colin Barnett has stated that he did not support banning children from school or day care because the parents did not vaccinate them, saying it was not ‘proper’.
Furthermore HAP echoes the call by the WA based Health Consumers’ Council for a number of vital reforms to policy surrounding pharmaceuticals. There is urgent need for a review of the independence of regulation. Monitoring and reportage of adverse reactions is completely inadequate. There is a lack of transparency around the dealings of pharmaceutical companies which appear to be largely exempt from Freedom of Information requests, and inadequate visibility of possible conflict of interest situations. Policy makers require far greater insulation from vested interests, lobbyists, and their media allies. The selective and biased nature of some media activity is also a major concern, and needs to be addressed.
The health of the Australian people is vitally important and policy should reflect the very best in independent research, and with respect to established medical ethics such as the notion of ‘informed consent’.
I think it’s important for everyone to realise (if they don’t already) that a vote for the major parties or the Greens at the coming election is a vote for No Jab, Fluoride in our water and toll roads …… All of which the Greens (and the ALP & LNP) advocate and support. So if we want to change No Jab, No Pay; stop Fluoridation of our water and end toll roads, then they can have an influence at the coming election by voting for parties such as CONSUMER RIGHTS & NO-TOLLS.
We posted the following two articles to our members, and as you know we made a submission to the Senate inquiry in Brisbane :
TRUTH ABOUT VACCINES
Did you realise that both the vaccine manufacturer and health authorities KNOW that vaccines can and do have serious side effects in a percentage of the population?
For instance, the manufacturer’s insert for the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine notes the following possible side effects : brain damage, death, seizures, immune system damage, blood disorders, and severe allergic reactions.
This is not scare mongering, these are known facts. So given these facts, we must have the right to say “No Thanks” to any medications without discrimination.
We stand firmly for an individual’s rights and freedoms.
For those still in doubt about vaccinations, please take a look at this short video :
DOUBTS ABOUT THE SAFETY OF VACCINES
Wow – breaking news! Robert De Niro expresses his doubts about the safety of vaccines and a probable link with vaccines and autism. De Niro has an autistic son and was instrumental in promoting the documentary ‘Vaxxed’ which exposes fraud in the research which approved the MMR vaccine as safe. Watch his interview with the Today show here :
Like De Niro, we are not ‘anti vaccine’ : we just want to know that the vaccines we are putting into our babies and children ARE safe, and there are just too many unanswered questions around this issue.
We are calling for a totally independent investigation into this issue to answer these questions – an investigation which isn’t undertaken by the current medical authorities, but by a genuinely independent board comprising concerned members of the public and recognised independent scientists who are not funded by big pharmacy companies.
Let’s find out the REAL truth.
Your members can check out what we stand for at www.no-tolls.org or our FB page: notollsnoselloffs.
THANKS, JEFFREY HODGES
SECRETARY CONSUMER RIGHTS & NO-TOLLS
Our party secretary, Sandi Steep passed on your email regarding VEP policy on vaccinations. Here is a statement on behalf of the VEP.
“The Voluntary Euthanasia Party VE has one major goal – to see law reform on voluntary assisted dying. We believe if someone is dying from a terminal or incurable illness, with no hope of recovery and is experiencing unacceptable pain or suffering, and has decision-making capacity, they should have the legal right to request medical assistance to end their life.
We have no position on vaccinations but if elected, VEP Members of Parliament will consider each and every piece of legislation presented by any other party on a case-by-case basis after proper consultation and information gathering. We will look at all legislation with a balanced, common sense and compassionate view. We will vote according to the evidence and in the best interest of our members and constituents.
The Voluntary Euthanasia Party will not direct preferences to any other parties and we will not suggest to voters how they should allocate their own preferences.
The voting system for the Senate has changed so by voting 1 for the VEP you will ensure that we have the best chance of representing you in the Parliament but after that you should direct preferences to other parties of YOUR choice. You have to choose a minimum of six parties above the line OR at least twelve individual candidates below the line.”
Voluntary Euthanasia Party
VEP Spokesperson, State Convenor (NSW) and Lead NSW Senate Candidate
Dear Ms Dorey,
I am pleased to respond on behalf of the Australian Sex Party, to your request for information on our position on vaccination issues. I’d like to request that my response be published in full, and unedited, on both your website and social media. Please do share it widely.
The Australian Sex Party believes in individual liberty, and the freedom to make choices regarding your own life. With this freedom, however, comes responsibility. As members of our community, and beneficiaries of the privileges provided by the community, we have an obligation to ensure that exercising our freedom does not put others at undue risk.
No Jab, No Pay. The Federal Government’s No Jab, No Pay measures aim to reduce the spread of preventable disease1. Knowingly and willingly putting one’s own child and others at risk of dangerous and preventable diseases is irresponsible, reckless, and antisocial. The Australian Sex Party does not believe that those who choose not to participate in our collective enterprise of disease prevention should be rewarded with tax benefits or rebates. In Australia, parents are not forced to vaccinate their children. Those who contribute to the broader community’s health by vaccinating their children (or have genuine medical exemptions), receive a contribution from the community in the form of the FTB-A end-of-year supplement, Child Care Benefit, and Child Care Rebate payments. The Australian Sex Party supports this public health measure.
No Jab, No Play. Victoria’s No Jab, No Play laws were introduced to protect public health2. The Australian Sex Party believes that if a parent wishes to use our community’s early childhood education and care services, they should be expected to play their part in protecting the community from preventable diseases. Those who choose to endanger the health of others by not vaccinating their children should not be welcome to do so in an early childhood care setting.
The right of Australian citizens to make free and informed health choices for their families without financial penalty or discrimination. The Australian Sex Party supports the right of Australian citizens (and others) to make free and informed health choices for their families. The Party does not, however, believe that going against the best scientific information available, represents an informed health choice. The anti-vaccination movement encourages parents to “do your own research”, however doing “research” by reading web-pages is not comparable to actual research done by scientists who work hard to protect us all from dangerous and debilitating disease. The Australian Sex Party rejects the insinuation that expecting all parents to participate in preventing diseases is a form of discrimination.
The safety and efficacy of vaccination is not an area of scientific controversy3. The claim that governments and scientists are all conspiring to mislead us for some nefarious purpose is absurd and irresponsible. The dangers of complications from vaccines are much lower than the dangers posed by childhood diseases such as measles4. The claims of the anti-vaccination movement have been thoroughly debunked5. Choosing not to vaccinate your children amounts to medical neglect; this is a serious ethical issue. Whilst it can be tempting to imagine that we parents have access to some special kind of knowledge that somehow eludes the scientific community, it’s just not so. We at the Australian Sex Party would like to encourage parents who are questioning what’s right for their children, to follow the advice of the scientific and medical communities, rather than charlatans and conspiracy-theorists.
Senior Policy Advisor
Australian Sex Party
Response from the deputy leader of voteflux.org:
Under issue based direct democracy, if your members wanted to forgo voting on some issues, they could move their ‘political capital’ over to more important issues, such as those around vaccines. This means their voices could be amplified, and instead of having tens of thousands of votes they could have hundreds of thousands (or more).