Monthly Archives: December 2011

Vaccination Saves Lives in Plane Sight: a press release

The following is a press release from the citizens who comprise Stop the Australian Vaccination Network: Vaccination advocates urge Woodfordians, “Look to the heavens for inspiration during Dorey speech” Following two weeks of intense public pressure, the Woodford Folk Festival … Continue reading

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Meryl Dorey’s startling press release

On November 12 2011 Meryl Dorey sent out a press release which can only be described as startling in its hubris, inexplicable by anything but Dunning-Kruger and a well ingrained Narcissism. Ken McLeod has placed a document on Scribd, thoroughly … Continue reading

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ABC Complaint upheld – Meryl Dorey “disingenuous” and “added little” with “unsubstantiated claims”

With kind permission I reprint the findings of ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs into the recent appearance by Meryl Dorey on ABC 612 Radio Brisbane. It is obvious that Dorey has worn out her welcome and again abused the trust … Continue reading

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Demonstrable Liars and Constructive Public Vaccination Debate

During the week I posed the question: what constructive role does a demonstrable liar play in the public debate of vaccine safety and effectiveness? I was given an answer which was mostly reasonable, citing that the worthiness of ideas, when … Continue reading

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Woodford Folk Festival organiser Bill Hauritz – anti-vaccination apologist

A Response to Hauritz’s First Public Comment. By now most of us are aware that the Woodford Folk Festival are giving a platform for anti-vaccine opinions (yes, opinions), to be shared as fact by Meryl Dorey. This afternoon Mamamia Editor, … Continue reading

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Stephanie Messenger: childhood infectious disease advocate

Every now and then something pops into my inbox which is such an affront to ethics, reason, and public health that I’m not sure how to address it. The best thing to do, I figure, is to highlight it. This … Continue reading

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Hey Woodford Folk Festival, I fixed that thing for you

As we are already aware, Woodford Folk Festival is providing a platform for Meryl Dorey to spread some of her well practised misinformation. I found the Meryl Dorey promotional page on the Festival site to be a little short on facts, … Continue reading

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Letter to Moreton Bay Regional Council and Queensland State Government re: Woodford Folk Festival

“Dear Mayor and Councillors, Premier Bligh and Ministers, I am writing with the utmost concern regarding the Council’s sponsorship/support of the Woodford Folk Festival. It is not the Festival, as such, which is of concern. The organisers of the Festival … Continue reading

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Woodford Folk Festival – posing a risk to public health and safety

Well, it’s that time of year again. Around New Year, every year, the Woodford Folk Festival swings into action. I’ll be frank; it’s not my cup of tea. The smell of pot makes my intestines rage against me, and drum … Continue reading

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The AVN’s Little Shop of Horrors

One of the main reasons I was drawn into Skepticism was the innate feeling of distaste I felt whenever I saw someone being preyed upon by those devoid of anything approaching what we could call ethical. The exploitation of the … Continue reading

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