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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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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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Queensland public high school hired out by antivaxers to show antivax film.

It doesn’t take much due diligence to find out that Andrew Wakefield’s anti-vaccination vanity-film, Vaxxed, is anti-vaccine, or that the Australian promoters of the film are the members of Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network – a disgraced antivax group with a public … Continue reading

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Queensland antivax counselor reinforces vulnerable mum’s baseless fears about vaccines

One of the many harms the anti-vaccination movement inflicts upon the community is the harm done to parents who falsely blame themselves for the health conditions of their children. The most common of these blameless parents are the parents of … Continue reading

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Australian anti-vaccination extremists send a threat to the Australian government

On July 21 2017, Meryl Dorey, the public officer of the disgraced anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, sent out a threat to the prime minister and his government: This is what it looks like when the government of … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook: the hideous messages still being sent to families

“Most conspiracy theories are, unless you’re the one pushing them, pretty absurdly funny. Conspiracy theorists are always good for a chuckle. Until they aren’t.” Dr Patrick Stokes – Why conspiracy theories aren’t harmless fun Conspiracy theorists hurt people. They hurt real … Continue reading

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

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 to explode at the slightest of prodding; causing excruciating pain; adjacent to faeces and … Continue reading

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Catherine Hughes again forced to respond to antivax lies about her deceased baby boy

At the heart of anti-vaccination activism and the concomitant abhorrent behaviour which has become normalised – for the anti-vaccination movement, at least, due to incitement from standard-setters such as Meryl Dorey, of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, and Judy Wilyman, of the … Continue reading

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