Big bosoms, big bums, no integrity

My experience with the media has, in general, been one of trying to convince an amoral pathological liar of the benefits of telling the truth – it’s deeply frustrating and incredibly horrifying at the same time. So when in mid-March this year, I was contacted by Timothy Elliott, a writer who was preparing a feature… [Read More]

Cathy O’Leary and Light for Riley peddling fake news again

Many of you will have already seen an article called Anti-vax trolls attack The Light for Riley immunisation social media site, which was published in the West Australian earlier this week. Cathy O’Leary, the Medical Editor of The West Australian, and author of the article, is one of a stable of journalists that have been recruited… [Read More]

No link between measles vaccine and autism – Not true

  I was contacted via the AVN’s Facebook page yesterday by a journalist with SBS who was preparing a report on the latest ‘study’ to supposedly debunk the connection between vaccines and autism. She asked me to submit a statement which I did (below) and the report was not totally one-sided as a result. Please… [Read More]

WA ‘No Jab No Play’ law announced before COAG policy finalised

Last Friday, we saw a flurry of media articles and stories announcing government plans to introduce a ‘No Jab No Play’ law in Western Australia (WA), despite Health Minister Roger Cook’s previous reassurance that he would await COAG guidance “to ensure there is a nationally consistent approach to immunisation requirements for attendance at childcare and… [Read More]

Compelling New Book: Vaccination Panic in Australia by Professor Brian Martin

Brian Martin is an emeritus professor at the University of Wollongong, Australia, and vice president of Whistleblowers Australia. He is the author of 17 books and hundreds of articles on dissent, scientific controversies, nonviolence, democracy, education and other topics. In 2009 in Australia, a citizens’ campaign was launched to silence public criticism of vaccination. This campaign… [Read More]

Media Release – A new billboard gives a voice to the vaccine injured

Media Release AVN Gives a Voice to the Vaccine-Injured   24th November 2017 The AVN (Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network Inc), a volunteer-run community health group that is committed to defending medical freedom in this country, continues to build awareness regarding the growing number of Australian children and adults affected by vaccine injury. Our organisation has leased… [Read More]

Death threat sceptic crowned 2017 Skeptic of the Year

Christine Bayne, who, back in 2010, implored her Twitter followers to “put a bullet” in AVN founder Meryl Dorey’s brain has taken out the Australian Skeptics top award at Skepticon. In an attempt to avoid responsibility for those tweets, Christine Bayne made her tweets private for that Twitter account shortly after she posted them in 2010. … [Read More]

Our response to article in the Fraser Coast Chronicle

Dear Carlie, I have just read the article you wrote for the Fraser Coast Chronicle regarding the AVN’s up-coming screening of the documentary film, VaxXed, in Maryborough on November 6th, 2017. I appreciate your coverage of our event and would like to inform you, since the AMA obviously did not, that Dr Michael Gannon and… [Read More]

Queensland State Government Spreads Misinformation (Australia)

QLD Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk said that VaxXed should never have aired at Miami State High School despite the fact that over 400 local parents, concerned community members, medical doctors and healthcare professionals attended the screening. “My initial advice is there has been some misrepresentation from that organisation to the school in question where they conveyed… [Read More]