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HCCC Once Again Shown to be Incompetent and Arrogant

In a move that displays the worst of medical politics, the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) has once again issued a public warning against the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, Inc. (AVN). This office and the way in which they have carried out their ‘investigation’ are an absolute disgrace. They have made themselves into a laughing… [Read More]

Another HCCC ‘investigation’ and complaint about the AVN

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… [Read More]

AVN’s response to the HCCC

In 2009, the Health Care Complaints Commission received complaints against the AVN and initiated an investigation. As a result of this investigation, the HCCC recommended that the following statement be put on the AVN’s website. 1. The Australian Vaccination Network’s purpose is to provide information against vaccination in order to balance what it believes is… [Read More]

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQs page will address many of the common questions asked by visitors to the AVN website. As government policy and circumstances change it will be updated. Please use it to inform yourself and others. Q1: Can live virus vaccines shed? A: Yes, they can. Although the viruses are attenuated (weakened), they still come with… [Read More]

Government puts boot into the AVN, Democracy and the Truth

As many of you would have seen, the NSW Department of Fair Trading has announced that they want the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) to change its name because of concern from within the community. Yet in their response to the media, the only one who complained was the Australian Medical Association – an industry lobby… [Read More]

False Claims

Return to Dossier of Attacks on the AVN Stop the AVN are continually claiming that Meryl Dorey, President of the AVN since its inception and a full-time volunteer for the organisation, is personally using every cent that the AVN takes in via donations and memberships. Despite the fact that the organisation’s end of year results… [Read More]

Complaints to Government Bodies

Return to Dossier of Attacks on the AVN Health Care Complaints Commission In July of 2009, Ken McLeod, a member of Stop the AVN and the Australian Skeptics, filed a complaint against both the AVN and its President, Meryl Dorey, with the Health Care Complaints Commission in NSW. Amongst other claims, McLeod said that freedom… [Read More]

V is for Vendetta

Since being vindicated by the NSW Supreme Court on the 24th of February and subsequently having our authority to fundraise reinstated on the 18th of April this year, the AVN has been the subject of no less then four separate government investigations. The Health Care Complaints Commission received a 90-page complaint by Ken McLeod –… [Read More]

Debating Vaccination

Debating Vaccination – Understanding the attack on the Australian Vaccination Network Dr Brian Martin, a Professor of Social Science at the University of Wollongong and Vice President of Whistleblowers Australia, was interested in studying the attacks against the AVN – what motivated them and who carried them out. What the aims and methods of the… [Read More]