On August 12 2013, in this term’s election cycle, anti-vaccination crusader and leader of the anti-vaccination Australian Vaccination Network, laid down her template for the future; a challenge to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott, if you will:
Given that Dorey has been a successful and formidable protagonist for legislative change, this was not a challenge at which any Opposition Leader should sniff. Dorey is a juggernaut. She has successfully changed the Health Care Complaints Act, so that unpalatable health practices are now more easily held to account. And she has successfully changed Section 11 of the Associations Incorporation Act 2009, as to what constitutes an appropriate name for NGOs and charities, making it easier to demand inappropriate organisation names to be changed. This is not a person to be ignored.
Well, today, the Opposition Leader has been forced to act on Dorey’s challenge, From the Daily Telegraph:
OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott said he supported the Government’s tougher stance on vaccination “in principle”.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has promised to strip parents who refuse to vaccinate their children of family payments worth more than $2000.
*Yes, it’s basically a copypaste of this post from this morning.