Monthly Archives: August 2017

Light for Riley praised in federal parliament whilst antivaxers panned for attacking them

In August 2017, in our federal parliament, Shadow Health Minister Catherine King MP praised public health heroes Catherine and Greg Hughes, and Light for Riley, whilst highlighting the abhorrent attacks on the Hughes family by the Australian anti-vaccination movement: ____________________________

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Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network lies about deceased baby, attacks her parents

On Sunday August 13 2017, the Australian government launched a campaign aimed at increasing immunisation coverage whilst combatting anti-vaccination misinformation. Called Get the Facts, the campaign features two families who have both lost babies to whooping cough: the McCaffery and … Continue reading

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The unparalleled regulatory precedents of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network

Originally published as AVN achieves precedent-setting government immigration ban for overseas antivaxers See updates below When I first encountered the anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, over 8 years ago, as a part of Stop the Australian (Anti) Vaccination Network, … Continue reading

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Light for Riley attacked in official “Vaxxed” group run by AVN president 2

On June 29 2017 – just over one month ago – I wrote this: Picture a round-table populated by untreated, angry perianal abscesses, each with their own internet connection. That’s the Australian anti-vaccination movement: infected; weeping offensive, purulent exudate; ready … Continue reading

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Sydney anti-vaccination activist “soooo excited” if her daughter has measles

Vaccine Free Australia is one of the most rabid of the Australian antivax Facebook groups. It has featured in this blog repeatedly for its orchestrated attacks on bereaved parents, attacks on parents of babies who have contracted whooping cough, plans for … Continue reading

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