AUSTRALIA-WIDE PROTESTS AGAINST NO JAB NO PLAY!

All Australian State Governments will vote on No Jab No Play at COAG on June 9, 2017. This will decide whether children will be excluded from childcare and preschool based on their vaccination status. It is inconceivable that we are now in a position where the government is voting to discriminate against families for making a free and legal decision. Parents are the legal guardians of their children – all vaccines carry medical risks.

The AVN supports the following nationwide protests organised by concerned parents and citizens: Read more ›

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The Pro-Vax Manifesto – Reblog

This is just too good not to share. The site it was originally published on just yesterday appears to be down but hopefully, it will come back again. When it does, the URL is https://www.runningthecountry.com/pro-vax-manifesto/


I’ve been studying vaccines for a few years now. During that time several pro-vaxxers have done their best to convince me of the error of my ways. Many grow frustrated with me and inform me that I’m simple minded and stupid. It’s true that I wasn’t the quickest kid in the class. It’s taken me a long time to grasp what they’re saying, but I think I’ve finally got it. If you’re a pro-vaxxer, please let me know if I accurately represented your position. Thanks for your patience! Read more ›

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An update on No Jab, No Play (NSW): URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!

On 06 April 2017, Walt Secord, the Shadow Minister for Health (ALP), introduced to the Legislative Council, a Bill to amend the New South Wales Public Health Act.

The object of this Bill is to amend the Public Health Act 2010 to prevent unvaccinated children being enrolled at child care facilities if the only reason that they are unvaccinated is a parent’s conscientious beliefs.

The Bill, Explanatory Notes, and Second Reading Speech are available on our resources page.

As this is not a government Bill, it is difficult to predict if the LNP government will support it, notwithstanding recent pronouncements by the federal LNP government. Read more ›

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Time for a wide-ranging & independent inquiry into the effectiveness and safety of vaccination

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The Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN) condemns Prime Minister Turnbull’s recent call for an Australia-wide childcare ban on unvaccinated children as representing a cynical exercise in fear politics, and call on him to immediately convene a wide-ranging inquiry into both the effectiveness and safety of vaccines provided under the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

Public health policy must be informed by evidence, not anecdote or populism via orchestrated fear campaigns. Read more ›

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The PM’s push for a nationwide ban of non vaccinated children from preschool

I know everyone is feeling devastated and angry after Turnbull’s announcement but I need you to use that raw emotion and focus it in areas that are going to make the most impact. We need EVERYONE to get appointments with their State MPs, because they are the ones who will decide whether to implement the nation wide banning of non vaccinated children at preschools across Australia and get a few friends to come with you! These politicians only get to hear the propaganda that the AMA and the media want us all to swallow and you all know the science and the real issues with these ludicrous and discriminatory laws, our politicians need to hear the truth! Read more ›

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CEO of Chiropractors Association of Australia bows to anti choice brigade

Just yesterday, I found out from a Facebook message a dear friend sent me that Professor Matthew Fisher, CEO of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (who isn’t even a chiropractor) king-hit the AVN to get brownie points with the very people who want to turn chiropractic into physiotherapy.

Here is what he had to say…

So, let me get this straight. Matthew Fisher said that the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia does not support views promoted by the AVN. Which views might these be Professor Fisher? Could it be: Read more ›

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Wishing our members a Happy and prosperous New Year!

For immediate release: 1st January 2017

Another year has come to an end and what a tumultuous year it has been. There has been a lot of suffering that has been imposed on our community with the introduction of the No Jab No Pay/Play laws, so I don’t blame you for being eager to see the end of it, myself included!

But amongst the pain there was also light and hope, we did something that many thought we would never be able to do. With the help of Cinema Libre and the Vaxxed Team, we brought Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe, the eye-opening vaccine corruption documentary to Australia!

Even though the Daily Telegraph, the Logan City Council thought to censor us by cancelling our first venue, we were able to find another venue in 24 hours and make sure the show did go on!

We ended up hosting nine screenings in three states across Australia and made sure that the amazing work that Polly Tommey, Del Bigtree, Andy Wakefield, Brian Hooker and the rest of the Vaxxed team have accomplished in the US, was able to continue in the land down under.

We are now officially part of the Vaxxed movement and if you were able to be at any of the screenings you would have been able to feel the energy and power that came being there and seeing it on the big screen! That is why it is with great joy and excitement that we announce that in 2017, we will also be bringing screenings of Vaxxed to Perth, South Australia, Cairns, Central Coast and many more places in Australia! Please keep an eye on our Vaxxed page, which will be updated as new venues and dates become available.

This new year is shaping up to be one that holds the promise of the awakening and empowerment that we all need. Everywhere you look the truth is gathering momentum, so we hope that you will join us in welcoming in 2017!

Happy New Year everyone!
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 AVN in the media

On 28 December 2016, The Australian newspaper published an article about the AVN’s fundraising for the High Court challenge. The author, Kylar Loussikian, will be familiar to many of you. Earlier this year, he spear-headed an orchestrated smear campaign against Judy Wilyman PhD, at the behest of “our friends” the Australian Skeptics, Friends of Science in Medicine and Stop the Australian Vaccination Network.

In the article, the Minister for Better Regulation, Victor Dominello was quoted as saying that the government took “very seriously potential breaches of the Charitable Fundraising Act and the Associations Incorporation Act” and that “NSW Fair Trading will review this matter to assess whether there have been any breaches of relevant legislation and regulations”.

We are able to confirm that the AVN has not, to date, received any communications from the Department of Fair Trading. Consequently, we are unable to comment on specific issues raised in the article, at this time.

However, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure our members and sponsors that any funds raised for the proposed High Court challenge were applied only to that purpose. We engaged the services of an independent book-keeper earlier this year to record and track all sponsorships and donations. In addition, we have been in recent contact with our accountant who will be preparing the AVN’s annual financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2016 (the AVN’s financial year runs from January 01 to December 31), and a financial statement specifically in relation to the High Court challenge project. We will share this statement with members and sponsors as soon as it becomes available.

It is also timely to emphasise that the AVN is a not-for-profit organisation operated for the benefit of its members by a dedicated team of volunteers who contribute countless hours of their time every week for absolutely zero financial gain. If we were in it for the money we would instead be promoting vaccines to pregnant women on behalf of pharmaceutical interests!

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Vaccine Injury Lawsuit – Hammond v Minister for Health Western Australia

A pre-trial conference regarding this matter has been set down for 24 July 2017. To this end, we are asking our valued members and supporters to support Ben Hammond in his quest to raise funds for the cost of obtaining expert reports, which, he has been advised by his pro bono legal team, are absolutely necessary in order to win this David and Goliath battle.His wife and carer, Tanya, has created a GoFundMe campaign for this purpose, which we have reproduced below for the benefit of those not familiar with Ben’s story.

Vaccine victim needs your help

Ben was a hard-working miner, husband, and primary provider for his family when he was struck with a life-threatening paralytic vaccine reaction shortly after his youngest child was born prematurely. Before being allowed to see his newborn son, he was required to have a dTpa vaccine on the basis that this would allegedly protect his newborn and other newborns in the special care nursery, where his premature son was being cared for.

Unfortunately, it was this shot which landed him in the same hospital as his son, fighting for his life as a wave of paralysis crept up his spine, stopping his heart two separate times. What was supposed to protect his son almost separated son and father forever.

The consultant Immunologist who examined Ben as part of the investigation into this adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) stated that “clinically, the temporal association, biological plausibility and lack of other triggers would be consistent with a post-vaccination ADEM, which has been described for a number of vaccines including the Diphtheria Tetanus Polio (dTpa) combination vaccine.  As such this represents a serious AEFI with probable causality.”

ADEM stands for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, an autoimmune condition affecting the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).

Amazingly Ben survived, and spent a lengthy period in rehabilitation, eventually learning to walk again, albeit unsteadily. However, the autoimmune reaction that attacked his spinal cord caused permanent harm, and he lives with the ongoing effects of damage to the function of many of his systems, and is unable to provide for his family.

Despite being unable, so far, to obtain government or other compensation for his injury, Ben and his wife lived off savings and family help for a couple of years until they hit a financial wall. Their house in foreclosure, Tanya full-time caring for Ben, and their bills piling up, they swallowed their pride and turned to the public for help. The wonderful generosity of their donors has kept the Hammonds in their home, and able to both buy medical supplies and put food on the table for their five kids.

Their last GoFundMe aimed to raise money for a move from Kalgoorlie to Perth, where they could be closer to more advanced healthcare services and support from extended family. This is still their goal, but has temporarily been put on hold while the more immediate costs of living need to be covered, and the family awaits an upcoming court date.

The Hammonds want to say a big thank you to everyone who has kept them going over the last two years, and in humility ask for further assistance knowing there are many others who are also struggling. For those who can help, it would mean so much to them right now.

As some would be aware, Ben is currently engaged in litigation against the WA government hospital that administered the vaccine to him, and whilst his legal team are generously acting for him in a pro bono capacity, this does not extend to the costs of obtaining the necessary expert reports required to succeed. These expert reports don’t come cheap.

After four long years, the Hammonds are finally standing right before the finish line and we can help them get the justice they have been fighting for all this time.

If Ben is successful in his litigation, it will be a watershed for vaccine injury law in Australia. You need to know that in helping Ben to win his case, you will not only be delivering to him and his family a much-deserved personal victory. You will also be delivering a big win to our entire community!

If Ben is successful in his litigation, finally there will be accountability in Australia for the real harm that vaccines can cause – hospitals and government departments will know that they can be held responsible for harming people with their coercive policies around vaccination and they will no longer be able to walk away scot-free!

Please give whatever you can afford. Every little bit counts. Let’s get the Hammonds across the finishing line!

Donations may be made via GoFundMe.
Thank you so much for your support.

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Our sincere thanks to everyone who has been so supportive of the AVN’s efforts! We really appreciate everything you are doing to help preserve and regain our basic, inalienable right to choose how to care for our children and our own bodily integrity.
Please help us in creating a strong and dedicated voice for vaccine choice in Australia, join the AVN.
 
Yours in health,
The AVN team
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Bad news on the legal challenge front…but we will never give up the fight!

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The AVN committee would like to sincerely thank you for your support of our High Court challenge against the tyrannical ‘No Jab, No Pay’ federal legislation.   As you would be aware from previous communications, the AVN received preliminary advice from a barrister in March to the effect that we had potential grounds to mount a challenge to the constitutional validity of ‘No Jab, No Pay’. Read more ›

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Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe – Australian Premiere

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MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe will premiere in Australia on December 6th, 2016, in Logan City, QLD.

Due to violent threats against venue owners from the pro-censorship ‘book burning’ cartel, the exact venue will be announced the on December 6th, 2016.

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AVN represents Australia at the CDC rally, Vaxxed and other news!

Hi everyone, this is our latest newsletter, it includes our report on the CDC rally in the US, a VaxXed update, CDC whistleblower news, our fundraising and more. Read more ›

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