Dear Ms Dorey
I apologise on behalf of the Party for not responding to your email earlier.
Thank you for the inquiry regarding The Veterans Party policy regarding childhood immunisations. The Party recognizes that this is a divisive issue among broader communities across the nation.
The Party gives a clear indication of our stance as described in our Policy 11.23 –
Childhood Immunisations: ADVP believes that failing to immunise your child not only risks the child but also risks every other child within which they come in contact. ADVP supports policy that requires all children attending schooling or childcare be fully immunised. ADVP supports Government denying Carer’s Allowance to parents who decline to immunise their children without a valid reason as determined by a qualified medical practitioner.
The ADVP appreciate your contact requesting us to clarify our position. I am available for any further inquiries you or your group may have in the future.
Veterans Party (ADVP)
Office of the ADVP
Compulsory vaccinations is a divisive issue indeed. As your footnote states, “Every issue has two sides”. We have a number of our own candidates and staff with opposing views on this vex issue.
At this stage Australian Christians has not settled on a position on compulsory vaccinations. We recommend that people continue to make their own informed choices, weighing the benefits and costs carefully.
Thanks for including us in the discussion.
National Director, Australian Christians
PO Box 4117, Victoria Park
Western Australia 6979
M: 0408 006 610
Off: (08) 9472 4332
The Australian Country Party does not have a dedicated policy regarding vaccination, however if I were to provide feedback to my members I would have to advise them of how many diseases we have eliminated from our population as a result of vaccinations.
There is a risk/reward issue which may be your motivation but I would say that the overwhelming benefits outweigh risks.
Australian Country Party Chairman
Vaccinations are also an important pillar of preventative practice, with the available science clearly showing that compromised herd immunity represents a threat to the entire population. Efforts at harm prevention are reckoned to be particularly effective at reducing the likelihood of chronic illness, which often require highly complex treatment regimens.
Undertake measures which ensure best-value for money in the health system
- Provide financial encouragement for parents to vaccinate their children
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’.
One topic that has frequently come up in the vaccine discussion is Tetanus. It appears that culturally, we are conditioned to fear Tetanus. Many parents express their fears about keeping their children vaccine free because, “what about Tetanus?”
When you think about it, using Tetanus to encourage vaccination is a great tactic. Everyone generally knows that Tetanus is ‘caught’ by a wound. And how many times does a child get a scrape, a puncture, a cut? Every child is bound to step on something or get poked by something. So the pressure to vaccinate is strong, right?
As with all of these issues, getting down to the facts will blow the smoke away. And with Tetanus, the facts are quite damning.
Why can’t we have this sort of balanced reporting by Australian media? What is wrong with our journalists that they are consistently one-sided on this issue? How can we have a conversation about such an important issue if one side is always suppressed or denigrated?
We are often told that vaccinations are perfectly safe or, if there is a small risk of side effects, most effects are mild and transitory with serious reactions only affecting 1 vaccinated person in a million.
Since the Australian Government readily admits that as few as 1% of all serious vaccine (and drug) reactions are ever reported, it is obvious that the vast majority of these events are not acknowledged.
The AVN would like to hear from you. Has someone in your family been adversely affected by vaccination? Was that reaction ever acknowledged by the medical industry and were mainstream medical therapies helpful in treating or overcoming the results of the reaction or were you able to find assistance from within the natural therapies community? Lastly, what is the current condition of the vaccine-injured person today?
The AVN would be very grateful if you could take the time to answer these few questions. We estimate that it will only take approximately 5 minutes and it will go a long way towards helping us understand how many people are actually being affected by vaccination and how few of those reactions are ever counted in the official statistics.
We do not claim that this is a scientific survey, but it will give us an indication of how big a problem we are facing when it comes to vaccine injuries and deaths.
To participate in this survey, please click here.
He has since been vaccine free & on an organic vegetarian diet.
He is rarely ill, did have salmonella poisoning at 2 months of age, whooping cough at 5 years old, (caught from child who’d just had his DPT), & Chickenpox just recently. Was breast fed until he self-weaned at 4 years old, wore cloth nappies as a baby, was home schooled through to the 8th grade and will now be attending Performing Arts School.
His adopted sister Nellie has also had chickenpox recently and we are ‘looking forward to whatever fun diseases we can find!’
Both kids have very promising acting careers: Theron is shooting his 1st movie 7/18/08, yay!!!