Qld antivax activist confirms she and her friends all commit Centrelink benefits rort

One month ago I wrote about an anti-vaccination activist – Anna Stancombe/Patel  – who admitted to undertaking what appears to be benefits fraud so as to retain Commonwealth child care benefits to which she is not entitled: Queensland antivax activist in attempted Centrelink benefits rort.

The No Jab No Pay legislation, which was enacted on January 1 2016, states that children must be immunised according to the Australian schedule for child care rebates and child care benefits to continue. Conscientious and religious exemptions have been removed. Only medical exemptions are now accepted.

Stancombe’s rort runs as follows:

  • make an appointment with your immunisation provider with the intention of initiating an immunisation catch-up program for your unimmunised children.
  • do not take your children to this immunisation catch-up appointment.
  • have the immunisation provider notify Centrelink that the immunisation catch-up program has been initiated, thereby granting you six months’ worth of childcare benefits and rebates.
  • refuse to bring your children in for immunisation catch-ups for the next six months.
  • when the six months is up you start the process all over again, lying to your immunisation provider by using a number of excuses as to why you could not bring your children in for their immunisations.

In the closed Facebook group, Anti-Vaccination Australia – containing 3306 members, and whose admins and members frequently warn others that the group is not private – Stancombe confirmed that she and most of her friends have conducted the rort.

On March 12 2016, one antivaxer posted an out-of-date article from the thoroughly discredited Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, relating to compulsory immunisation:

Stancombe 99 AVA Centrelink rort OP

One member pointed out the problems with the article, as well as the problems with obtaining benefits to which one is not entitled:

This is a very old article, it’s not current and taking into account the new no jab no play in victoria. If you need ccr and ccb you need to be up to date with vaccinations or you will incur a debt. There are several others who have lodged complaints and it is being reviewed/legal advice sought by the avn as to the legislation being reviewed

Stancombe then repeated her claims from one month ago:

Anna Patel Very easy fix you just go on a catch up schedule!

Another member pointed out the inherent flaw in Stancombe’s plan:

Catch up schedule is for the following…

Stancombe 104 AVA March 12 2016 Centrelink rort pixelated

Stancombe admitted that she and most of her friends had already undertaken the rort:

Anna Patel Catch up is for anyone and no you don’t get them
Vaccinated. I have done it and most of my friends. Payments keep getting paid. A catch up is what they want.

Anna Patel Medical exception or catch up schedule is the only way.

Anna Patel You are confused with the above post. Those categories were for extended time period for vulnerable groups. Anyone can go to the Doctors for a catch up

Anna Patel It’s not in terms of payments. Centrelink deems you up to date if on a catch up….. It is then reviewed in 6 months time.

Even rabid antivaxer Pearson pointed out the folly:

Sam Pearson If you use the catch up schedule to keep getting payment but don’t catch your child up on vaccinations you would have been receiving payments you aren’t entitled to and will need to pay them back.

Stancombe 105 AVA March 12 2016 Centrelink rort pixelated

Further down the same post Stancombe repeated her claims:

Anna Patel Catch up schedule! So easy to do, why isn’t everyone doing it? Gives you further 6 months!!!!!

Again, Stancombe was warned, on March 13 2016:

but it means you have to start vaccing?

Again, Stancombe was unwavering:

Anna Patel No. Have 6 months to decide

Stancombe was questioned by yet another member:

Do you know if Victorian kids still enroll in childcare if they are on a ‘catch up schedule’ but are still not vaccinated.?

And Stancombe was resolute:

Anna Patel I am in QLD, but I would say so as you are up to date…. So how could they say no?

Anna Patel I didn’t take my kids to the appointment

Stancombe 106 AVA March 12 13 2016 Centrelink rort pixelated

Yet another member took Stancombe to task over her rort, and pointed out the consequences:

If you don’t get your kids vaccinated at the end of the 6 months though, you will owe a debt.

On March 14 2016, Stancombe rejected the warnings:

Anna Patel You do not have a debt! You do not have to pay it back! You are deemed up to date.

Anna Patel Best way is not to put poison in your kids! But some people are, because they need child care. They don’t need to. Go on a catch up and hopefully in 6 months the legal challenge will be underway

Stancombe 107 AVA March 13 14 2016 Centrelink rort pixelated

I don’t see how Centrelink can ignore this any longer. Stancombe now admits that most of her friends have also undertaken what appears to be outright benefits fraud.

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Stancombe’s previous atrocious behaviour can be viewed via the following:

Anna Stancombe/Patel – a high school teacher from Caboolture, Queensland – has featured on this blog a number of times for her anti-vaccination activism, including her trolling of the Light for Riley Facebook page. From my earlier post about Stancombe we can see we’re dealing with a class act with a history of attempted rorting:

Further information on the appalling 2011 behaviour of Stancombe/Patel can be viewed on the Ripoff Report website,  in which it is documented that Stancombe/Patel attempted to defraud an airline of damages for a baby stroller. When a baby store proprietor would not go along with her fraud she attacked him and accused him of being a paedophile, along with the website administrator of the Ripoff Report website. Collection of Ripoff Report posts on Stancombe/Patel also found here.

Stancombe 73 public Facebook image Patel

Publicly available photo courtesy Facebook.

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Ex-CAA president Simon Floreani sneaked into hospital to adjust spinal patient

In June and July 2000, chiropractor Simon Floreani sneaked into a [edit: we believe it to be The Austin Hospital Melbourne] hospital, in Victoria, to adjust a severe spinal injury patient.

Floreani, who is best known on this blog – along with his wife Jennifer Barham Floreani – for his anti-vaccination activism – for which he had previously been sanctioned by the Chiropractic Board of Australia – was president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia until 2011. The Floreanis are/were also  members of the disgraced anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network.

Another CAA president-elect, Helen Alevaki, lost her (successful) bid for the CAA presidency in 2015, due to sneaking into hospitals. Six other chiropractors were also sanctioned by the Chiropractic Board of Australia.

Floreani is described by a friend and former colleague –  on February 26 2015 – sneaking into the hospital, “under the guise of Josh’s snowboard coach…adjusting Josh (not near the injury) within 7 days of his accident, as soon as he was out of the ICU”:

I want to give a shout out to our friend, and chiropractor Simon Floreani, Vitality Group – H’s PlaceVitality and his life partner Jenny…Josh and I had worked with Simon and Jenny from 1998, they helped Josh recover from the various injuries he collected through his passion for action sports, but nothing prepared any of us for the accident on the 25th June 2000.
Simon and Jenny stepped up, gave us hope where no hope was given by Josh’s medical team. Simon under the guise of Josh’s snowboard coach was adjusting Josh (not near the injury) within 7 days of his accident, as soon as he was out of the ICU – Our goal in those early days was the keep the energy flowing through Josh’s body, together we learned so much about the importance of energy flow, maintaining chi, aligning chakras…the power of meditation/ visualization… In those crazy early days, Simon was mentored through some of the early visionary work by my friend, a physic healer who we call Paula, she would meditate, be given answers, we would meet Simon for coffee, she tell Simon her message,and Simon would say why not???
Yesterday I had my regular adjustment with Simon, over lunch we reflected on our amazing journey, we know that what we stumbled on nearly 15 years ago the medical profession are still to work out…We learned categorically the power of the body to heal itself with the correct support, diet, attitude. Simon and Jenny are “family” to us, they have both showed their dedication to their profession and to their patients…We love you both all that you do – and I know that the work Simon and Josh have done together is groundbreaking in healing and vision… and yet again I say, thank God we didn’t listen to Josh Wood‘s doctors…Doctors have no idea about healing they are excellent at mending!

Floreani 36 June July 2000 sneaking into hospital to adjust spinal patient

Floreani’s friend also states that Floreani drew the curtains to practice his adjustment on the spinal patient:

…from the first week Simon was behind closed curtains ensuring Josh’s body was at least in alignment

Floreani 37 June July 2000 sneaking into hospital to adjust

In another post, on December 8 2015, Floreani’s ex-colleague repeated her earlier claims that Floreani had sneaked into a hospital room:

Josh had been under our chiropractor Simon Floreani for 2 years before his accident, it made sense that he be involved in Josh’s recovery. We brought Simon into Josh’s room, Simon worked on Josh for hours every week, (not adjusting anywhere near the injury)..

Floreani 38 sneaking into hospital 2

New Zealand College of Chiropractic lecturer, Sheridan Kay, also approved of Floreani’s breaches,in the comments:

Hats off to Simon Floreani for his commitment and belief in the power of the body to heal.

Floreani 39 sneaking into hospital 2 Sheridan Kay

Given the recent Chiropractic Board of Australia press release regarding the misbehaviour and unprofessional conduct of many chiropractors, it will be interesting to see what happens with serial offender, Floreani. This is yet another embarrassment for Australian chiropractic, caused by one of its leading lights.

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Update

This 2014 post shows again that Floreani was assuming a fake identity to sneak into The Austin Hospital to adjust a spinal  patient:

Floreani 41 Warrior Momz May 6 2014 snowbaord coach sneaked in to hospital

This 2011 post includes even more damning evidence of Floreani’s activities. This blog post was published in April 2011, meaning Floreani would have been the president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia at the time of publication:

Smugglers ward

From the time of arrival at the hospital, prior to the operation that restructured Josh’s neck, an unlikely crack team of therapists were smuggled in daily. They assumed the identities of team coach, (aka chiropractor Simon Floreani), Simon’s assistant (aka friend of Josh), “sister in law” (aka Zara – spiritual guide and masseuse) and Kay’s “sister” (aka spiritual healer).

And now for something completely different

Today I am going to focus on how chiropractor Simon Floreani contributed to Josh’s healing and his impressions of what happened.

“Josh was my first experience of a significant spinal cord injury. Chiropractors are usually not allowed in spinal units because they think we will do something silly like manipulate a broken spine. Of course there is no way we would we do that.

“Chiropractors generally see people who can walk into our practice and explain what’s going on. It was quite an experience to have Kay sobbing at my clinic saying my child has broken his neck and has been told he will never walk again and you were the first person I could think of to help.

“A chiropractor takes a holistic view and where possible works to remove blockages to enable the body to have the best chance of healing.

“In this case I needed to understand how much of Josh’s spinal cord was still alive and determine how to enhance that and reduce the shock and trauma so it didn’t continue to shut down. With that in mind I employed mechanisms to keep the brain aware of its environment in a way that would not overwhelm it.

“Generally, when people are immobilised they are not touched because the body is so vulnerable. The peripheral nervous system – fingers and toes, were the place to begin because they occupy a lot of real estate on the surface of the brain. Although they were a long way away from the injury they gave a lot of nourishment and attention to the brain in a low amplitude way. I suggested that anyone visiting work on massaging Josh’s hands and feet.

“One left field experience was receiving guidance from a psychic. She described procedures to me and when they made sense from a functional neurology perspective, I would apply them. She would explain things such as where the brain was blocked, how it was blocked, what we could do to unblock it. This involved moving joints in certain directions that fired neurological pathways.

“Often I would think, goodness, I would never have thought of that. It was all practiced within safe realms based on my clinical knowledge and experience, and it worked.

“There is plenty of literature around now that shows that the brain does not waste real estate; that it can reprogram itself and change. Medicine takes the attitude that we should accept the worse and everything else is a bonus. It is a crisis management focus that provides acute care medicine, where the goal is to keep the person alive and stabilise the injury. What we should be saying is expect the best and we will do our best to remove all the blocks in between.

“In Josh’s case I think that his brain has re-routed itself. Rationally speaking, someone with 5% spinal cord function who can walk sounds ridiculous. It is ostensibly tethered. There would only be a tiny wisp of electricity flowing through the area, yet from a clinical perspective Josh now has about 95% function.

“The fact that Josh walks, rides a motor bike, snowboards and drives a car, all of which are highly coordinated functions, would not be plausible unless his body had re-routed the neurology.

“One of the most extraordinary things for me in this process was to see the power of belief, passion and vision of Kay and Josh. They set their own parameters regardless of any other authority and that became their truth. Their determination has been inspirational.

“This challenged my perceptions and the way I pursue my chiropractic practice and indeed my daily life. I have more faith now in the fact that the body can heal itself. So often we impose our beliefs and limitations regarding how we see the world.

“Once you remove the limitations miracles can happen. Your passion and vision will determine the outcomes; not tests and procedures or comparisons to others. What you believe and conceive is what you will achieve.

“Medicine could learn from understanding the capacity of the body rather than trying to control it. It needs to recognise that the body does the healing and we are the servants of that body,” says Simon.

Floreani 40 smugglers ward post

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The Hammond Dilemma – adverse events and anti-vaccination activism

Until five days ago, as far as I  am aware, I had never commented publicly on the case of the Hammond family and their campaign for compensation for Ben Hammond’s “probable” 2012 vaccine adverse reaction. I just did not know enough about the Hammond story; although I was aware that friends had previously attempted to assist and advise the Hammond family. I did tweet public photos from (Ben’s wife) Tanya Hammond’s Facebook profile, on February 28 2016; but, that was in relation to the Hammond family’s exploitation by anti-vaccination activists. Tanya Hammond is angry. And Tanya Hammond is frustrated. And she has every right to be; I would be, too, if I was in their position.

Today, I want to investigate the chasm we would hope would exist between advocating for compensation for a legitimate, “probable” vaccine adverse event and an escalating campaign of anti-vaccinationism, using that adverse event, which has since resulted.

I will also investigate grubby accusations – which have been condoned and promoted by Tanya Hammond and her supporters – against me, personally, and my friends and colleagues.

And, worryingly, I will present evidence of Tanya Hammond and her anti-vaccination colleagues joking about committing physical violence against me, journalist Jane Hansen, online publisher Mia Freedman, and Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy.

What is the right thing to do? What is the ethical route? What benefits us all?

A good guide for ethical activism surrounding real vaccine adverse events comes from the Salamone family, who, in the 1990s, were instrumental in achieving greater vaccine safety for the whole community after their then-baby son, David, contracted vaccine-induced polio. John Salamone is a public health hero for his work. He is the gold standard.

A no-fault serious vaccine injury compensation scheme

I am not aware of anyone who is opposed to such a scheme. It has been promoted and supported by health professionals and health advocates for years. On February 29 2016, Senator Richard Di Natale moved a motion in the Australian Senate:

(a) in the past 20 years, Australia has an excellent record of achievement in the prevention of disease through immunisation;

(b) in the most recent annual data records (2012), there were 1,897 adverse events following immunisation;

(c) a no-fault vaccine injury compensation system would provide critical cover for those exceptionally unfortunate instances where a patient experiences an adverse event with a vaccination;

(d) nineteen other countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States of America and New Zealand, have a no-fault vaccine injury compensation system, and such a scheme would enable Australia to compensate the families where there is this extremely rare instance of long-term vaccine injury; and

(e) high rates of immunisation reflect public trust in its benefits, and such trust would only be strengthened by the knowledge that the community will look after the few unfortunate casualties of a highly successful immunisation program.

Senator Di Natale’s motion was negatived (opposed and failed); but, not for the reasons anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists would have you think. The Senate is not against such a scheme. The motion was negatived because negotiations for such a scheme are already underway. As outlined by Senator Ryan:

The government is currently in negotiations with the states and territories on the establishment of a National Injury Insurance Scheme, a federated model of separate state-based no-fault schemes that provide lifetime care and support for people who have sustained a catastrophic injury. This is as recommended by the Productivity Commission in 2011. One stream of work in these negotiations is discussions to provide cover for medical accidents, where issues such as causality and the scope of such cover will be elements of the negotiations.

Question negatived.

One thing which makes me sit up and take notice of that reply, however, is the date that the Productivity Commission recommended such a scheme: 2011. This is a year before Ben Hammond’s “probable” vaccine injury, in 2012. Wouldn’t it be nice if some retrospective legislation was eventually put in place, backdated to 2011? It would certainly be nice for the Hammonds.

Ben Hammond’s traumatic saga

The Hammond family received a bit of media for Ben Hammond’s injury, more so in the couple of years following his 2012 diagnosis of ADEM. As you will see, the media – as well as general community support – appears to have dropped off for the Hammond family as the years progressed. Linking vaccine injury to ADEM is difficult. It happens so rarely that isolating the vaccine as the cause, as opposed to the more common viral or bacterial infection – causes which need to be excluded as per normal procedure, which is not a part of any medical conspiracy – is almost impossible.

All of this makes me wonder why the Hammond family left it so long to post the following, crucial piece of documentation in support of their claims (I can only guess it is inexperience, which is understandable). I checked, last night: none of my friends – who had previously been in contact with, and supported, the Hammonds – had seen this document before I showed it to them. This document comes from a consultant immunologist, who notes that Ben Hammond’s ADEM has the “dTP”  booster as its “probable” cause, due to the “lack of other triggers”. This document was not published until March 3 2016 – four days ago:

Hammond 89 immunologist letter 2013

“Probable” is not the same thing as “certain”, and the Hammonds would still be hard-pressed to achieve any justice as the legislation currently stands;  but, it’s a damn sight better than public claims which were previously unsubstantiated by clinical documentation.

Support for the Hammond family

As alluded to above, five days ago I wrote a blog post calling for donations for the Hammond family. I had been watching their story more closely in the last couple of months, and comments made by Tanya Hammond on March 2 2016 made me write the blog post, in good faith, calling for support for the Hammonds, as well as promoting their gofundme account where donations can be lodged. I donated to their appeal; and, I know friends have also donated. When I wrote that blog post, Ben Hammond had not yet published that consultant immunologist’s report. Ben Hammond published the report the day after I published my blog post.

Regardless of the content of the following evidence in this blog post, I still call for donations to the Hammond family, who are in crisis. The real story of Ben Hammond’s condition, and how his condition has affected his whole family, is heartbreaking. It is also important to distinguish the “probable” vaccine injury suffered by Ben Hammond from the anti-vaccination activism of his wife, Tanya Hammond, as championed by an exploitative anti-vaccination movement.

Anti-vaccination revisionism 

In an interview given by Tanya Hammond to conspiracy podcast, The Crazz Files, on March 5 2016 – to which I shall return, below – Hammond states the following – at approximately 1:17:05 – regarding support from anti-vaccination activists, and the lack of support from the rest of the community (by this stage Hammond had become aware of my blog post calling for financial support for  her family):

Crabb (host): what they’re going to do  now is  pretend to be on your side

Hammond: that’s exactly what they’re doing…apparently Reasonable Hank has been trying to get a hold of me, I’ve been informed [edit: this is untrue. I have at no stage attempted to contact Hammond]

Crabb: these people want to act and to sympathise with you and pretend they’re on your side

Hammond: where has any provac been for the last three and a half years? The only people to help have been the antivac people. If Hank is listening to this I hope he knows that.

“Where has any provac been?”

Hammond repeated her claim, that anti-vaccination activists are the only ones to have helped her, at about 1:41:20 in the interview.

Anti-vaccination activist Brett Smith also attempted to make mileage out of the Hammond claim, repeating it on Twitter. The like you see in this image is from Lois Vitler, Hammond’s mother:

Brett Smith 242 tweet only antivax helped Hammonds for 3 years Lois Vitler liked

Clearly Hammond – as well as her mother – has misremembered the previous two years; whilst Smith just doesn’t know, or care, what he is talking about.

In the Facebook group which was set up by the Hammonds, in 2014 – before Smith was even on Facebook – called SEVERE ADVERSE REACTION TO VACCINATION COMPENSATION SCHEME, several “provac” individuals were already in there helping the Hammonds and offering them advice on how to proceed with an effective campaign:

Hammond 96 Ben Thomas support June 2014

Most of the “provac” people have now been banned from the group – such as Benjamin Thomas, above, who helped in the setting up of the group – by Hammond and her mother, Lois Vitler. Here are other examples of “provac” people attempting to help the Hammonds. From May 2015:

Hammond 95 Dorit support AE May 2015

And, from October 2015, this person – who was attacked by anti-vaccinationists in the group – was banned by Hammond, and then blocked by Hammond after having a private messaging conversation:

Hammond 98 October 2015 Kathy assisting advice AE

And that is only two examples. Please see this this 44-page PDF for threads and screenshots from the group which show that support was provided to the Hammond family, from “provac” people, until they were either banned, or their support became untenable and pointless. Maybe Hammond would like to offer an apology, to all of the individuals who attempted to help her family, for her hurtful and untrue claims.

I, myself, attempted to join the group on February 25 2016. Lois Vitler denied my request, banned many more “provac” members, and set the group’s privacy to closed:

Vitler 3 closed AE group and banned members Feb 2016

Credibility

The Hammonds’ story is real. It is entirely legitimate for Tanya Hammond to be advocating for compensation for her family – something which I entirely support – as well as a no-fault vaccine injury scheme – which we all support.

Attaching their story to an exploitative anti-vaccination movement – whose stories of vaccine injury are made from whole cloth: such as AVN president, Tasha David and her six children who, she argues, have a range of conditions, from autism to allergies and beyond, none of which are caused by vaccination; AVN creator and ideologue, Meryl Dorey, who argues that her children are vaccine injured, linking conditions which are not caused by vaccination; as well as the general raft of anti-vaccination lies, that vaccines cause SIDS, shaken baby syndrome and the rest – lends legitimacy to a movement based in dishonesty, vilification, and subterfuge. Linking up with the anti-vaccination movement was always going to end poorly for the Hammonds; and I feel for them, having been duped into allowing the anti-vaccination movement to use them to legitimise harm-causing fantasies. The Hammonds were warned of this, of course.

In the Hammonds’ Facebook group we see posts which declare that the family is not anti-vaccine. From June 2014:

Hammond 94 AE June 2014 not for or against vax

Also from June 2014:

Vitler 2 not for or against AE June 2014

Hammond even claimed, within the last month – in this YouTube interview, which was published yesterday – “I’m not an anti-vaccination nut” (08:00).  Lending your legitimate story to a conspiracy theory video which uses this title is questionable, at best:

Hammond 106 FOC interview YT March 6 2016

And, as an aside, negatively identifying a registered nurse – by name, twice (05:00) – in the same video, for simply doing her job in advocating for your baby to receive immunisations, which are recommended in the Australian immunisation schedule, speaks volumes.

As noted, above, the Hammond family received warnings from supporters who were concerned about the anti-vaccination direction in which their campaign was heading. From October 2015:

Hammond 100 SRW AE support comments deleted

And, tellingly:

Hammond 101 SRW AE support comments deleted

And, even more damning:

Hammond 103 Leonie AE lost support warning October 2015

As we can see, the anti-vaccination rot had already set in. And where did it lead?

This comment was made in the Anti-Vaccination Australia Facebook group, on March 2 2016:

Hammond 87 antivaccine poison in children March 2 2016 AVA

And, on March 3 2016, Lois Vitler posted this demented anti-vaccination video in the Hammonds’ Facebook group. Luckily, Vitler disagrees with the vaccine “murder” terminology :

Rob Schneider HEROICALLY EXPOSES THE GOVERNMENT’S VACCINE MURDER PROGRAM!
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“I’M FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS, NOT GOVERNMENT COERCION TELLING US WHAT WE CAN DO AND WHAT WE CAN’T DO WITH OUR KIDS!”

MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT TO ROB FOR HAVING THE COURAGE TO EXPOSE THE GOVERNMENT’S EUGENICS DEATH CULT!

CAN YOU DEFEAT THE GOVERNMENT AND THEIR SATANIC AGENDA?

TO QUOTE ROB SCHNEIDER:

“YOU CAN DO IT!”

PLEASE, SHARE THIS VIDEO!

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM TODAY!

Hammond 88 AE group Vitler Schneider

Credibility has left the Hammond campaign.

Anti-vaccination activism

On Sunday February 21 2016, an anti-vaccination and conspiracy theory event was held in the Northern New South Wales town of Mullumbimby, which is also home to  one of the worst childhood immunisation rates in Australia. Journalist Jane Hansen wrote about the event, here: Jane Hansen: An alternative universe where vaccines are the villain, not the hero. Here are some excerpts:

At a meeting last Sunday called “Mandatory Vaccinations” the 300 or so attendees did not come to hear “the medical and scientific facts about vaccines” as billed (this was not offered anyway); they came for validation: to indulge their conspiracy theories and to pat each other on the back for the area’s 50 per cent vaccination rate, the lowest in the country.

This, they think, is because they are “more conscious” than the rest of us “sheeple”, smarter than 99.9 per cent of the world’s scientific and medical communities and attuned to a worldwide plot to depopulate the human race.

From the moment the meeting was opened with Mullumbimby introduced as “the black sheep capital of the country’” to wild applause, you knew all had guzzled from the chai-infused Kool-Aid.

Inside, I was transported into a patchouli-scented, steamy alternative universe where all rationale was suspended and replaced by terrifying plots by big government, big pharma, big media and even big airline, all colluding to pin kids down and stick them full of cancer-causing nasties.

The “expert panel” had none; instead, the usual suspects fronted up. Meryl Dorey, the former president of the disgraced Australian Vaccination Skeptics Network, and the new president Tasha David were on hand to “prove” that Australia was “a testing ground for the rest of the world”.

A paralegal, not a lawyer, suggested everyone write a letter of complaint asking for a review about the new No Jab No Pay laws and “this would collapse the system”.

Then naturopath Brett Smith, who introduced himself as “a Sydney quack”, suggested people tell their doctors that their children are sensitive to gelatine or yeast because that may be “a medical contraindication” which is now the only exemption allowed to claim family tax benefits without vaccinating.

“If you show your child is hypersensitive to gelatine, your child should get a medical exemption,” he said.

Then Kathy Scarborough from Vaccine Information South Australia got up and told everyone “we have children diagnosed with diabetes, asthma and autism” and this was all due to vaccines.

Then Dr Rima Laibow joined the meeting via Skype from Chile.

This American GP told everyone that vaccines were nothing but “a marketing tool to make pharmaceutical companies rich”, “to create you as a customer” and that “it is clear science that injecting pus and poison prevents no disease and cures no disease”.

Again these hysterical claims were met with applause.

Okay. This event was always going to be a public health catastrophe. Especially with the roaring support for Dr Rima Laibow and her claims that vaccination is part of a plot by the murderous elite to depopulate the human race. This is not a joke. She says this stuff. That anyone would promote this guff in a town for which public health experts hold genuine fears is scurrilous. Tanya Hammond did just that. And she did it a lot, across many fora:

Hammond 107 Mullum event promote compilation

Hammond also publicly glorified AVN president Tasha David, who claims her children are vaccine injured, and has built a public profile on the same, despite never substantiating her baseless claims:

Hammond 59 public post Tasha David hero

The day after glorifying Tasha David, Hammond shared a post via Meryl Dorey, originating from the Facebook page of the AVN, in which Meryl Dorey again makes her hideous claim vilifying parents who have lost babies to vaccine preventable disease; or as Dorey calls it, “so-called vaccine preventable illness”:

Hammond 60 Dorey share Feb 25 2016

Here is the unspeakably callous text from Dorey:

What happens when your child dies after contracting a so-called vaccine preventable illness? You become a national hero – darling of the media, feted by the government, paid tribute to and comforted by the nation.

What happens to the few people who speak out about vaccine injuries or who lose children to vaccination? If they are not ignored or treated as though they are invisible or crazy, they are told that their children are the bottom of the gene pool and their deaths or injuries are just ‘nature’s way’ of controlling bad seed. Or else, they are labelled as anti-vaxxers and abused by the government and the media, they go broke trying to care for their families and, as we saw less than 2 weeks ago, they become subject to malicious complaints by members of the anti-choice brigade and internet trolls from groups like SAVN and suffer from midnight raids and physical abuse. Thank you again to Allanah MacTiernan for her courage in raising this issue in Parliament.

AVN 7116 Dorey so called VPD deaths

Need we remind Tanya Hammond, over and over, that, apart from the utter grubbiness of the AVN’s claims and accusations, the AVN has a public health warning against its name?

The same day that Hammond was sharing that post from Dorey, on February 24 2016, she was in the Unvaccinated Australia Facebook group telling Wendy Lydall how wonderful it was that a news segment featured the veteran anti-vaccination activist, Lydall, lying to the camera about the Melbourne measles outbreak:

Lydall 20 Hammond UA 7 News Melb amazing

The day after the Lydall post, Hammond was sharing her family’s story in Unvaccinated Australia so as to warn another person from getting the whooping cough booster:

Hammond 52 UA no jab no visit

Hammond 55 UA

This is when we start asking serious questions about the ethics of Hammond’s anti-vaccination activism and its effect on public health and the health of other members of our community. I understand Hammond is appropriately aggrieved. I get it. But, that doesn’t give anyone the right to dissuade others from immunising themselves, especially when a consultant immunologist has specifically stated the rarity of her husband’s injury, whilst specifically alluding to the possibility that her husband is not contraindicated from future immunisations. I understand why someone might become anti-vaccine, given the Hammonds’ story; but, that doesn’t make it right, or ethical.

After the Mullumbimby event, Tanya Hammond ventured to Canberra to meet with senators and members, so as to argue for the no-fault compensation scheme. Hammond traveled to both Mullumbimby and Canberra with anti-vaccine thug, Brett Smith. If anyone has any doubts as to this person’s character, just look at his Twitter stream. Hammond played along – obliviously, granted – with Smith’s puerile denials that he has nothing to do with the “Lucas Jackson Kelly” Facebook profile, despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary (see addendum for a collection). Smith is a man who thinks that these death threats are hilarious:

Brett Smith 241 death threats hilarious

And Smith likes to think it would be “karma” if some “unstable” individual was to carry out one of these threats. Remember this one, for when we reach the end of this post:

Brett Smith 241 death threats karma

Smith also thinks misogynistic attacks against journalists are appropriate; and he also thinks that homophobes like Tim Bolen are appropriate sources of information:

Brett Smith 238 Bolen homophobia tweet

“Odd homophobia”, Smith waves away, as though it never existed. This is an example of Bolen’s homophobic rants. And this is by no means a solo shout-bubble. This is standard Bolen:

BOlen 2 homophbic excerpt

Tanya Hammond took Brett Smith to meet senators and members of our Federal parliament. This is the same Brett Smith who rage-disgraced himself at the No Jab No Pay Senate Inquiry, held in Brisbane, only three months ago. This is the same Brett Smith who yelled conspiracy theories at Senator Richard Di Natale during this public meltdown.

Tanya Hammond took Brett Smith to meet Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley, Federal Social Services Minister Christian Porter, Greens Leader Senator Dr Richard Di Natale, Alannah MacTiernan MP (pictured below, with Smith and Hammond), Stephen Jones MP, and Rick Wilson MP:

Hammond 45 photo Brett Smith RDN Ley Porter Jones Wilson MacTiernan

Was it appropriate for these members and senators to meet with Tanya Hammond about a no-fault vaccine injury compensation scheme? Damn right it was. Was it appropriate for members and senators to allow someone with Smith’s vitriolic online notoriety for trolling into the building? Well, that’s for the members and senators to mull over, in retrospect. We can be sure that members and senators weren’t aware of exactly who was gracing them with his presence.

As previously noted, Hammond also appeared on the conspiracy podcast, The Crazz Files, on the weekend. She appeared with Rima Laibow – yes, “depopulation” Laibow – and agreed to appear on Laibow’s podcast at some time in the near future. I want to give you a clear idea of The Crazz Files, a forum which Hammond is content to promote, along with her family’s story.

Anti-Semitic blog posts from The Crazz Files website:

Crabb 57 Crazz anti semitism 1

Anti-Semitic blog post:

Crabb 58 Crazz anti semitism 2

Anti-Semitic, homophobic blog post (continued below)

Crabb 60 Crazz homophobia

Crabb 59 Crazz homophobia

Anti-Semitic, homophobic blog post:

Crabb 61 homophobia anti semitism

Anti-Semitic blog post which can only be classed as evil hate-speech:

Crabb 62 anti-semitism

Homophobic, xenophobic blog post:

Crabb 63 homophobia anti semitism

And even hideous Port Arthur Massacre Denialism, which is an acceptable post in the Anti-Vaccination Australia Facebook group:

Crabb 65 Port Arthur Truther Crazz AVA March 6 2016

The Crazz Files interview from host Adam Crabb went for almost two hours. All I will do is include some excerpts to give you the flavour of this stolen time:

Crabb (0:06:30): forces known and unknown [are trying hard to stop the Hammonds telling their story]… Every single vaccine dose is  dangerous. Not one vaccine is safe. They are all  potentially deadly.  0:06:30

Laibow (0:22:00): [vaccine reactions are] horrifyingly common [when you inject poisons into the body.

Laibow (0:50:44): adult onset autism [is a vaccine injury]. [Children are] molested by vaccination [which is] pus and poison.

Hammond (1:02:30): [I am] not part of the anti-vaccine movement.

Laibow (1:03:50): Moulden was probably murdered [edit: Andrew Moulden unfortunately committed suicide due to his bipolar illness, which his sister stated “consumed” him]

Crabb: [Moulden is] another one who got murdered

Hammond: I’d like to walk up to them [referring to Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy, and citing her husband’s injury] and put a knife in their spine – not out of violence – and go “now you live with it”.

Crabb (1:07:00): Murdoch journalists are drug pushers.

Laibow (1:10:11): No Jab No Pay is a crime against humanity.

Crabb (1:11:15): Murdoch troll columnists are drug pushers.

Crabb (1:11:40): the entire pro-vaccination movement are trolls.

Crabb (1:15:15): [provax trolls are] chronic masturbators

Crabb, Hammond and Laibow: [all laugh and agree]

Hammond (1:24:30): I’m antivac, mate. My kids are not getting any

Hammond (1:31:35): [referring to past views on immunisation] we always did what they say [these] medical professionals – retards – whatever you want to call them.

Laibow (1:41:45): [Hammonds have been] victimised by an industry and by a set of lies that is beyond cruel and beyond cynical, because the people who make these things know fully well that they are destroying lives, know full well that they are dissembling, and disseminating hideous, hideous propaganda and  lies and that’s okay with them because they have another agenda; maybe it’s the money; maybe it’s the depopulation; maybe it’s the control; who knows what their thing is…vaccines are unnecessary,  unsafe, inexcusable and absurd. Putting pus and poison in a body does not generate health.

Oh boy. She said that.

Tanya Hammond also said this, in the Crabb interview (1:17:05):

I didn’t even know anything about Hank or Peter Tierney until three weeks ago.

This was said not long after the “chronic masturbators” slurs.

Defamatory accusations that Reasonable Hank and colleagues are responsible for assaults and police raids on the Hammonds

In the YouTube interview I mentioned above, Tanya Hammond makes the claim (at 10:05) that Western Australia police are part of some conspiracy – along with alleged violence perpetrated by others against Tanya Hammond, personally – targeting the Hammond family due to their campaign for a no-fault vaccine injury compensation scheme:

I don’t  think it’s a coincidence

On January 21 2016, several blog posts and Facebook posts started appearing which purported to outline a raid which was conducted on the Hammond house, by WA Police. I am not going to discuss the allegations made by Hammond against the WA Police Service – beyond including pertinent text, below – as it is improper, at this time; I believe charges have been laid against Ben Hammond – rightly or wrongly – for the possession of cannabis and smoking implements, for which it is alleged he uses for pain relief. Hammond states as much in one of her interviews.

I have created this 100-page PDF of four separate Facebook fora posts – made in VINE, Unvaccinated Australia, Vaccine Free Australia, and on the fake profile used by Olivier Vles – which also includes a blog post written by Adam Crabb, on The Crazz Files website. The document also contains accusations of corruption by WA Police, made by several people, as well as accusations that Reasonable Hank is responsible for and has acted in collusion with WA Police, and with others for the violence which was allegedly perpetrated against Tanya Hammond.

Tanya Hammond herself shared these grubby, defamatory accusations on the anti-vaccination VINE Facebook page. I believe the original text was written by anti-vaccination activist Courtney Hebberman, the creator of the Vaccine Free Australia group:

The Hammonds are used to the bullying by now. In fact, in November last year, Mrs Hammond was dragged from her car and bashed by locals. But they didn’t see what was coming next.

Two days ago, at 6am, the Hammond family home was raided by police. They slammed Mr Hammond on the floor and pinned him down with a gun to his head because he could not get down on the floor due to his disability from the vaccine injury. Every time Mrs Hammond lifted her head from the floor to see where her three year old was they slammed it down and yelled at her. For ten minutes, pinned to the floor with ten policemen and guns pointed at them, the Hammonds waited for cameras to arrive. After this happened they were told the police had a warrant to search their home for CRYSTAL METH and equipment for its manufacture. Of course, they found nothing- expect for Mr Hammond’s medical marijuana which he uses for his constant pain, as pharmaceuticals cause him to urinate blood. Of course, they confiscated that, and he is still bed-ridden as a result of the violent raid.

Am I the only one who can see just how unjust this is? Is this really what it has come to now? Vaccine traumatised families are being accused of possessing/ manufacturing illegal hard drugs, simply for wanting a vaccine injury compensation scheme?

It’s time for those who sit on the sidelines and watch the vaccine controversy from a safe distance to come out from their hiding places. Your silence is deafening. If you live in Australia, you can start by contacting your MP and demanding that this case be investigated (it shouldn’t take them long to trace this back to the pharmaceutical- funded thugs from reasonablehank. com) And you can donate to the Hammond family here…

Hammond 56 VINE RH thugs Jan 22 2016

Hammond also commented upon and condoned this public Facebook post, made by Olivier Vles of Brighton, Melbourne. Vles is also the owner of the juvenile attack page, The Unreasonable Wank. Remember, to the best of my knowledge, at this stage I had never even mentioned the Hammond family, nor their campaign:

Well Hank and mates. You done it. You have shown to the whole world that you are nothing more then a piece of shit hate mongering ass wipe. Your campaign of fear towards pro health/choice people and especially the Hammond Family has taken its toll. Are you proud of your work?? Do you really think that sending cops to innocent people’s houses and scaring their children is a tactic that is putting you above our healthy and informed families. Do you still believe you are fighting for the cause. You go off in your blog at us being a cult. Well your people are criminals. Because falsifying evidence and making false statements is criminal. Why don’t you write a blog about that?? Fuck you and your hateful blog. I hope that the Hammond Family will find a way to put you into their lawsuit for starting this climate that got them into this mess. At least now they will hopefully be financially compensated and get some money for their ordeal.

Vles 21 profile Jan 21 2016 Hank piece of shit Hammonds

Vles 22 profile Jan 21 2016 Hank piece of shit cont Hammonds

Hammond joking about physical violence against Jill Hennessy, Jane Hansen, Mia Freedman, and Reasonable Hank

This post was made available to me by someone who was concerned about what they saw on the Lucas Jackson Kelly Facebook account which is used by Brett Smith. It ties in precisely with Smith’s admiration for “unstable people” who send death threats, and his desires for such threats to be carried out as some form of “karma”. Smith is joined by Wayne Baird, Olivier Vles, and Tanya Hammond in this troubling exchange:

Hammond 62 LJK Baird Vles Smith PT JH MF JH

Tanya Hammond needs to have a very good look at her colleagues, and how they have affected her legitimate campaign which has now become, unfortunately, nothing but another anti-vaccination conspiracy. It didn’t have to be this way.

It is a tragedy what has happened to the Hammond family since Ben Hammond’s injury. It is a tragedy that the Hammonds have been duped by anti-vaccination liars of staggering disrepute. The Hammonds were warned what would happen. They were warned by “provac” people who had rallied around the family in 2014 and 2015 only to be attacked by anti-vaccination activists, and then banned by the Hammonds.

I hope the Hammonds are successful in obtaining compensation. And I hope people still donate to the Hammonds’ gofundme page.  In my eyes they are owed compensation. But, that’s for others to decide.

I wish the Hammonds well; but, I will  not stand by and say nothing whilst false accusations are leveled against good people, whilst threats of violence are laughed off by Hammond and her thuggish, unhinged colleagues.

And just as I was finishing up this post, Tanya Hammond demanded respect from me:

Hammond 111 tweet show me respect

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Addendum

The following is a series of compilations I created to show that Brett Smith uses the “Lucas Jackson Kelly” Facebook profile. It is irrelevant whether or not Lucas Jackson Kelly is a real person, whom Hammond has met. That is not at issue. It is clear that Smith uses the “Kelly” Facebook profile. Smith’s denials are puerile, and he should not drag the Hammond family into them, for any reason.

Smith confirms he has seven children,just like “LJK”:

Brett Smith 226 compilation LJK 7 kids same as BS

Smith made comments to me which “LJK” claims he made:

Brett Smith 188 compilation LJK RH blog read by anti vaxxers Nov 2015

Both Brett Smith and “LJK” attempt to  intimidate “lippy” critics:

Brett Smith 187 compilation LJK lippy

Both Smith and “LJK” have the same issues with “Trekkies”:

Brett Smith 186 compilation LJK trekkies

Both Smith and “LJK” like to ensure that critics have had their – harmful – “flu shots”:

Brett Smith 185 compilation LJK flu shots

Brett Smith spoke at the No Jab No Pay Senate Inquiry, just like “LJK” said he was going to:

Brett Smith 184 compilation NJNP senate inquiry LJK

Brett Smith’s friends believe he is “LJK”, and vice versa:

Brett Smith 183 compilation LJK identified as BS by friends

Smith and “LJK” have the same fixation with alcohol, diabetes, and odours:

Brett Smith 182 compilation LJK diabetes alcoholic PB

Smith and “LJK” claim  the same degrees, from the same institution

Brett Smith 181 compilation LJK 2 degress 6 kids

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Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives 4 – Belinda Henkel: Victoria

Belinda Henkel is a registered nurse and registered midwife who practices in Melbourne. Henkel owns a business called Mobile Midwife.

Henkel 1 AHPRA rego 2

Henkel has a professional Facebook page, from where the bulk of today’s evidence was collected.

On February 10 2016, Henkel posted about the Melbourne measles outbreak. This was when the outbreak was in its infancy, at a time when registered health practitioners should have been advising their clients to ensure their immunisations were up to date. Henkel did not do this; instead, she spread misinformation about the effectiveness of the measles vaccine:

Henkel 2 measles Brunswick

On February 1 2016, Henkel shared the anti-vaccination misinformation of Neil Z Miller, who featured in this blog recently for his incitement of his followers against Dr Paul Offit:

Henkel 3 Miller

On February 1 2016, Henkel shared the demented post from Truthkings, the work of Sherri Tenpenny,NursingNursingbased on the HPV vaccine misinformation from the ACP:

Henkel 4 Truthkings

On January 27 2016, Henkel shared the new multi-conspiracy repository which was created by anti-vaccination activist, Olivier Vles, of Melbourne. Readers might remember Vles as the admin of Unvaccinated Australia, who is also the creator of The Unreasonable Wank Facebook page:

Henkel 5 Truth Library

On January 15 2016, Henkel shared influenza misinformation from Bob Sears:

Henkel 7 Sears

On December 20 2015, Henkel shared this demented post from Infowars. The post, which features ex-pharma salesperson Brandy Vaughan – arguing against Vitamin K shots, amongst other anti-vaccine conspiracies – featured in an earlier post on this blog, when it was shared by Judy Wilyman of the University of Wollongong:

Henkel 9 Infowars Vaughan

On October 28 2015, Henkel shared this too many vaccines graphic from Bob Sears:

Henkel 10 Sears antivax meme

On September 21 2015, Henkel shared this photo  from the NVIC, the largest US anti-vaccination organisation:

Henkel 12 NVIC mandatory vax meme

On September 4 2015, Henkel gives a nod and a wink to a story about the feared rise in unvaccinated childcare centres:

Henkel 13 no vax childcare

On August 24 2015, Henkel posted this anti-vaccination petition:

Henkel 22 petition

On August 16 2015, Premier Daniel Andrews’ post about the then-proposed Victorian immunisation/childcare legislation left this registered health practitioner “speechless”:

Henkel 14 NJNPlay speechless

On May 28 2015, Henkel posted chicken pox misinformation from Belly Belly:

Henkel 21 Winder chicken pox

On January 16 2015, Henkel posted what she portrayed to be a gotcha against the whooping cough vaccine:

Henkel 15 WC after immunisation

On January 11 2015, Henkel  posted this stunning piece of anti-vaccinationist denialism, which misrepresents the anti-vaccination movement as something which isn’t dishonest:

Henkel 16 no antivax movement

On December 23 2014, Henkel posted misinformation from the anti-vaccination chiropractic magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness:

Henkel 17 PTFW

On September 27 2014, Henkel posted this thing from Thinking Mom’s Revolution.No more needs to be said:

Henkel 20 TMR Schneider

On January 18 2016, over on her profile, Henkel posted the infamous, execrable German homeopath’s study:

Henkel 23 profile German homeopath

On January 14 2-16, Henkel posted this article which praises a bunch of anti-vaccine nurses:

Henkel 24 nurses students avoiding immunisation profile

On January 3 2016, Henkel posted misinformation from Meryl Dorey and the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, which is as wrong as it is…well…just wrong. I couldn’t see where Henkel advised her followers of the public health warning against the AVN:

Henkel 25 profile AVN blog post

Anti-vaccination activism isn’t Henkel’s only thing; she also  posted misinformation against the Vitamin K shot. Bleeding baby brains are all the rage, now.

On January 25 2016, Henkel posted about the “alternative perspective”:

Henkel 6 Vit K

Here is one “alternative perspective”, from 2012, when a baby died because her parents refused Vitamin K.

On January 2 2016, Henkel warned of the angst involved in “injecting substances”:

Henkel 8 Vitamin K

On November 14 2014, Henkel kindly alerted her followers to the choice which is available to them, when considering Vitamin K for their newborn. Henkel linked to a Suzanne Humphries YouTube video:

Henkel 19 Humphries anti Vitamin K

Henkel also warns her followers about ultrasounds. From October 9  2015:

Henkel 11 Brogan ultrasound

And far from advising against amber teething necklaces, as per Australian recommendations, Henkel links to Belly Belly. From December 7 2014:

Henkel 18 amber necklace

If you wish to lodge a complaint about this registered health practitioner, please visit the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, here.

The following is a selection of excerpts of NMBA codes and guidelines from which you may wish to choose to include in any complaint.

Thanks for reading.

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Addendum 1

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Codes and Guidelines.

Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia

1 Nurses practise in a safe and competent manner.

2 Nurses practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system.

Conduct Statement 2

Nurses practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system

Explanation

1 Nurses are responsible for ensuring the standard of their practice conforms to professional standards developed and agreed by the profession, with the object of enhancing the safety of people in their care as well as their partners, family members and other members of the person’s nominated network. This responsibility also applies to the nurses’ colleagues.

2 Nurses practise in accordance with wider standards relating to safety and quality in health care and accountability for a safe health system, such as those relating to health documentation and information management, incident reporting and participation in adverse event analysis and formal open disclosure procedures.

3 Nurses practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of nursing.

Conduct Statement 3

Nurses practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of nursing

Explanation

1 Nurses are familiar with relevant laws and ensure they do not engage in clinical or other practices prohibited by such laws or delegate to others activities prohibited by those laws.

2 Nurses witnessing the unlawful conduct of colleagues and other co-workers, whether in clinical, management, education or research areas of practice, have both a responsibility and an obligation to report such conduct to an appropriate authority and take other appropriate action as necessary to safeguard people and the public interest.

4 Nurses respect the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values and beliefs of people receiving care and treatment, and of their colleagues.

5 Nurses treat personal information obtained in a professional capacity as private and confidential.

6 Nurses provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to nursing care and health care products.

Conduct Statement 6

Nurses provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to nursing care and health care products

Explanation

1 When nurses provide advice about any care or product, they fully explain the advantages and disadvantages of alternative care or products so individuals can make informed choices. Nurses refrain from engaging in exploitation, misinformation or misrepresentation with regard to health care products and nursing care.

2 Nurses accurately represent the nature of their services or the care they intend to provide.

3 Where a specific care or a specific product is advised, nurses ensure their advice is based on adequate knowledge and not on commercial or other forms of gain. Deceptive endorsement of products or services or receipt of remuneration for products or services primarily for personal gain, other than remuneration in the course of a proper commercial relationship, is improper.

7 Nurses support the health, wellbeing and informed decision-making of people requiring or receiving care.

8 Nurses promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between nurses and people receiving care.

Conduct Statement 8

Nurses promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between nurses and people receiving care

Explanation

1 An inherent power imbalance exists within the relationship between people receiving care and nurses that may make the persons in their care vulnerable and open to exploitation. Nurses actively preserve the dignity of people through practised kindness and respect for the vulnerability and powerlessness of people in their care. Significant vulnerability and powerlessness can arise from the experience of illness and the need to engage with the health care system. The power relativities between a person and a nurse can be significant, particularly where the person has limited knowledge; experiences pain and illness; needs assistance with personal care; belongs to a marginalised group; or experiences an unfamiliar loss of self-determination. This vulnerability creates a power differential in the relationship between nurses and persons in their care that must be recognised and managed.

4 Nurses fulfil roles outside the professional role, including those as family members, friends and community members. Nurses are aware that dual relationships may compromise care outcomes and always conduct professional relationships with the primary intent of benefit for the person receiving care. Nurses take care when giving professional advice to people with whom they have a dual relationship (e.g. a family member or friend) and advise them to seek independent advice due to the existence of actual or potential conflicts of interest.

9 Nurses maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the nursing profession.

Conduct Statement 9

Nurses maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the nursing profession

Explanation

1 The conduct of nurses maintains and builds public trust and confidence in the profession at all times.

2 The unlawful and unethical actions of nurses in their personal lives risk adversely affecting both their own and the profession’s good reputation and standing in the eyes of the public. If the good standing of either individual nurses or the profession were to diminish, this might jeopardise the inherent trust between the nursing profession and the public necessary for effective therapeutic relationships and the effective delivery of nursing care.

3 Nurses consider the ethical interests of the nursing profession and the community when exercising their right to freedom of speech and participating in public, political and academic debate, including publication.

10 Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically.

Conduct Statement 10

Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically

Explanation

1 Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically, in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia, in order to learn from experience and contribute to personal and professional practice.

2 Nurses develop and maintain appropriate and current quality nursing advice, support and care for each person requiring and receiving care and their partners, families and other members of their nominated social network. This responsibility also applies to colleagues of nurses.

3 Nurses evaluate their conduct and competency according to the standards of the nursing profession.

4 Nurses contribute to the professional development of students and colleagues.

5 Nurses participating in research do so in accordance with recognised research guidelines and do not violate their duty of care to persons receiving nursing care.

6 Nurses advise employers and any persons in their care of any reduction in their capacity to practise due to health, social or other factors, while they seek ways of redressing the problem.

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Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia

1 Nurses value quality nursing care for all people.

2 Nurses value respect and kindness for self and others.

3 Nurses value the diversity of people.

4 Nurses value access to quality nursing and health care for all people.

5 Nurses value informed decision-making.

Value Statement 5

Nurses value informed decision-making

Explanation

Nurses value people’s interests in making free and informed decisions. This includes people having the opportunity to verify the meaning and implication of information being given to them when making decisions about their nursing and health care. Nurses also recognise that making decisions is sometimes constrained by circumstances beyond individual control and that there may be circumstances where informed decision making cannot always be fully realised.

6 Nurses value a culture of safety in nursing and health care.

Value Statement 6

Nurses value a culture of safety in nursing and health care

Explanation

Valuing a culture of safety involves nurses actively engaging in the development of shared knowledge and understanding of the crucial importance of safety in contemporary health care. Nurses who value a culture of safety appreciate that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Nurses support the development of risk management processes and a practice environment designed to reduce the incidence and impact of preventable adverse events in health care. Nurses also support the open disclosure of any adverse events to any person affected during the course of their care.

7 Nurses value ethical management of information.

8 Nurses value a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable environment promoting health and wellbeing.

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Addendum 2

Code of professional conduct for midwives

Midwives practise competently in accordance with legislation, standards and professional practice

1 Midwives practise in a safe and competent manner.

Conduct statement 1

Midwives practise in a safe and competent manner

Explanation

1 Midwives are personally accountable to the woman and her infant(s); their employer and their profession for the provision of safe and competent midwifery care. It is the responsibility of each midwife to maintain the competence necessary for current practice. Maintenance of competence includes participation in ongoing professional development to maintain and improve knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to practice in a clinical, management, education or research setting.

2 Midwives practise in a manner that recognises the woman’s right to receive accurate information; be protected against foreseeable risk of harm to themselves and their infant(s); and have freedom to make choices in relation to their care.

3 Midwives practise within the scope of midwifery, according to the International Confederation of Midwives Definition of the Midwife (2005).

6 Midwives make known to an appropriate person or authority any circumstance that may compromise professional standards, or any observation of questionable, unethical or unlawful practice, and intervene to safeguard the individual if the concern is unresolved.

2 Midwives practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system.

Conduct statement 2

Midwives practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system

Explanation

1 Midwives practise in partnership with the woman, and in accordance with the standards of the profession (e.g. the Board-approved National competency standards for the midwife), to provide safe and effective midwifery care.

2 Midwives practise in accordance with wider standards relating to safety and quality in midwifery care and accountability for a safe health system, such as those relating to health documentation and information management, incident reporting and participation in adverse event analysis and formal open disclosure procedures.

3 Midwives practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of midwifery.

Conduct statement 3

Midwives practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of midwifery

Explanation

1 Midwives are familiar with relevant laws and ensure they do not engage in practices prohibited by such laws or delegate to others activities prohibited by those laws.

2 Midwives practise in accordance with laws relevant to the midwife’s area of practice.

3 Midwives witnessing the unlawful conduct of colleagues and other co-workers, whether in midwifery practice, management, education or research, have both a responsibility and an obligation to report such conduct to an appropriate authority and take other action as necessary to safeguard people and the public interest.

6 Midwives who are employees support the responsible use of the resources of their employing organisations.

4 Midwives respect the dignity, culture, values and beliefs of each woman and her infant(s) in their care and the woman’s partner and family, and of colleagues.

5 Midwives treat personal information obtained in a professional capacity as private and confidential.

Conduct statement 5

Midwives treat personal information obtained in a professional capacity as private and confidential

Explanation

The treatment of personal information should be considered in conjunction with the Guidelines to the National Privacy Principles 2001, which support the Privacy Act 1988 (Cwth). Many jurisdictions also have legislation and policies relating to privacy and confidentiality of personal health information including midwifery care records.

1 Midwives have ethical and legal obligations to treat personal information obtained in a professional capacity as confidential. Midwives protect the privacy of each woman, her infant(s) and family by treating the information gained in the relationship as confidential, restricting its use to professional purposes only.

6 Midwives provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to midwifery care and health care products.

Conduct statement 6

Midwives provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to midwifery care and health care products

Explanation

1 When midwives provide advice about any care or product, they fully explain the advantages and disadvantages of alternative products or care so individuals can make informed choices. Midwives refrain from engaging in exploitation, misinformation or misrepresentation with regard to health care products and midwifery care.

2 Midwives accurately represent the nature of the midwifery care they intend to provide.

3 Where specific care or a specific product is advised, midwives ensure their advice is based on adequate knowledge and not on commercial or other forms of gain. Midwives refrain from the deceptive endorsement of services or products.

Midwives practise within a woman-centred framework

7 Midwives focus on a woman’s health needs, her expectations and aspirations, supporting the informed decision making of each woman.

Conduct statement 7

Midwives focus on a woman’s health needs, her expectations and aspirations, supporting the informed decision making of each woman

Explanation

1 Midwives ensure the mother and her infant(s) are the primary focus of midwifery care.

2 Midwives support the health and wellbeing of each woman and her infant(s), promoting and preserving practices that contribute to the woman’s self-confidence and the wellbeing of the woman and her infant(s).

4 Midwives support informed decision making by advising the woman and, where the woman wishes, her partner, family, friends or health interpreter, of the nature and purpose of the midwifery care, and assist the woman to make informed decisions about that care.

6 Midwives advocate for the protection of the rights of each woman, her infant(s), partner, family and community in relation to midwifery care.

8 Midwives promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between midwives and each woman and her infant(s).

Conduct statement 8

Midwives promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between midwives and each women and her infant(s)

Explanation

1 Midwives promote and preserve the trust inherent in the woman-midwife partnership.

2 An inherent power imbalance exists within the relationship between each woman and midwives that may make the woman and her infant(s) in their care vulnerable and open to exploitation. Midwives actively preserve the dignity of people through practised kindness and by recognising the potential vulnerability and powerlessness of each woman being cared for by midwives. The power relativities between a woman and a midwife can be significant, particularly where the woman has limited knowledge, experiences fear or pain, needs assistance with personal care, or experiences an unfamiliar loss of self-determination. This vulnerability creates a power differential in the relationship between midwives and each woman in their care that must be recognised and managed.

9 Midwives maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the midwifery profession.

Conduct statement 9

Midwives maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the midwifery profession

Explanation

1 The conduct of midwives maintains and builds public trust and confidence in the profession at all times.

2 The unlawful and unethical actions of midwives in their personal lives risk adversely affecting both their own and the profession’s good reputation and standing in the eyes of the public. If the good standing of either individual midwives or the profession were to diminish, this might jeopardise the inherent trust between the midwifery profession and women, as well as the community more generally, necessary for effective relationships and the effective delivery of midwifery care.

3 Midwives consider the ethical interests of the midwifery profession when exercising their right to freedom of speech and participating in public, political and academic debate, including publication.

Midwives practise midwifery reflectively and ethically

10 Midwives practise midwifery reflectively and ethically.

Conduct statement 10

Midwives practise midwifery reflectively and ethically

Explanation

1 Midwives practise midwifery reflectively and ethically, practising in accordance with the Code of ethics for midwives in Australia, in order to learn from experience and contribute to personal

2 Midwives develop and maintain appropriate and current midwifery advice, support and care for each woman in their care and her infant(s) and family.

3 Midwives evaluate their conduct and competency according to the standards of the midwifery profession.

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Code of ethics for midwives

1 Midwives value quality midwifery care for each woman and her infant(s).

Value statement 1

Midwives value quality midwifery care for each woman and her infant(s)

Explanation

At the heart of valuing quality midwifery care is valuing each woman, the process of childbirth, the woman- midwife partnership, and the mother-baby relationship. This involves midwives assisting each woman during pregnancy, birth and the early postnatal period, providing support, advice and care according to individual needs. The woman-midwife partnership focuses on the health and midwifery needs of the woman, her infant(s) and her partner and family. Midwives have a responsibility not to interfere with the normal process of pregnancy and childbirth unless it is necessary for the safety of the women and infant(s). Quality midwifery care also necessitates midwives being accountable for the standard of care they provide; helping to raise the standard; and taking action when they consider, on reasonable grounds, the standard to be unacceptable. This includes a responsibility to question and report unethical behaviour or treatment.

2 Midwives value respect and kindness for self and others.

3 Midwives value the diversity of people.

4 Midwives value access to quality midwifery care for each woman and her infant(s).

5 Midwives value informed decision making.

Value statement 5

Midwives value informed decision making

Explanation

Midwives value people’s interests in making free and informed decisions. This includes each woman having the opportunity to verify the meaning and implication of information being given to her when making decisions about her maternity care and childbirth experience. Midwives also recognise that making decisions is sometimes constrained by circumstances beyond individual control and that there may be circumstances where informed decision making cannot always be fully realised

6 Midwives value a culture of safety in midwifery care.

Value statement 6

Midwives value a culture of safety in midwifery care

Explanation

Valuing a culture of safety involves midwives actively engaging in the development of shared knowledge and understanding of the importance of safety – physical, emotional, social and spiritual – as a crucial component of contemporary midwifery care. Midwives who value a culture of safety support reasonable measures, processes and reporting systems designed to reduce the incidence and impact of preventable adverse events in the provision of midwifery care. They also support the open disclosure to women of any adverse events affecting them or their infants during the course of their care

7 Midwives value ethical management of information.

Value statement 7

Midwives value ethical management of information

Explanation

The generation and management of information (including midwifery care records and other documents) are performed with professionalism and integrity. This requires the information being recorded to be accurate, non-judgemental and relevant to the midwifery care of the woman and her infant(s). All midwifery documentation is a record that cannot be changed or altered other than by the addition of further information. A notation in a record or a document used for midwifery care communication can have a powerful positive or negative impact on the quality of care received by a woman and her infant(s). These effects can be long-lasting, either through ensuring the provision of quality care, or through enshrining stigma, stereotyping and judgement in maternity care decision making and maternity care provision experienced by a woman and her infant(s).

The ethical management of information involves respecting people’s privacy and confidentiality without compromising health or safety. This applies to all types of data, including clinical and research data, irrespective of the medium in which the information occurs or is stored. Personal information may only be shared with the consent of the individual or with lawful authorisation.

8 Midwives value a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable environment promoting health and wellbeing.

Value statement 8

Midwives value a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable environment, promoting health and wellbeing

Explanation

Midwives value strategies aimed at preventing, minimising and overcoming the harmful effects of economic, social or ecological factors on the health of each woman, her infant(s), family and community. Commitment to a healthy environment involves the conservation and efficient use of resources such as energy, water and fuel, as well as clinical and other materials.

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Addendum 3

Guidelines for advertising regulated health services

6.2 Prohibited advertising under the National Law

Section 133 of the National Law prohibits advertising that:

  • is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to be so
  • offers a gift, discount or other inducement to attract a user of the health service without stating the terms and conditions of the offer
  • uses testimonials or purported testimonials
  • creates an unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment, and/or
  • encourages the indiscriminate or unnecessary use of health services.

6.2.1 Misleading or deceptive advertising

Section 133 of the National Law states:

1. A person must not advertise a regulated health service, or a business that provides a regulated health service, in a way that –

a. Is false, misleading or deceptive or is likely to be misleading or deceptive

Eg:

– mislead, either directly, or by implication, use of emphasis, comparison, contrast or omission

– only provide partial information which could be misleading

– imply that the regulated health services can be a substitute for public health vaccination or immunisation

– advertise the health benefits of a regulated health service when there is no proof that such benefits can be attained, and/or

– compare different regulated health professions or practitioners, in the same profession or across professions, in a way that may mislead or deceive.

6.2.2 Gifts and discounts

Section 133 of the National Law states:

1. A person must not advertise a regulated health service, or a business that provides a regulated health service, in a way that –

b. Offers a gift, discount or other inducement to attract a person to use the service or the business, unless the advertisement also states the terms and conditions of the offer

Advertising may contravene the National Law when it:

– contains price information that is inexact

– contains price information that does not specify any terms and conditions or variables to an advertised price, or that could be considered misleading or deceptive

– states an instalment amount without stating the total cost (which is a condition of the offer), and/or

– does not state the terms and conditions of offers of gifts, discounts or other inducements.

6.2.3 Testimonials

Section 133 of the National Law states:

1. A person must not advertise a regulated health service, or a business that provides a regulated health service, in a way that –

c. Uses testimonials or purported testimonials about the service or business

6.2.4 Unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment

Section 133 of the National Law states:

1. A person must not advertise a regulated health service, or a business that provides a regulated health service, in a way that –

d. Creates an unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment

6.2.5 Encouraging indiscriminate or unnecessary use of health services

Section 133 of the National Law states:

1. A person must not advertise a regulated health service, or a business that provides a regulated health service, in a way that –

e. Directly or indirectly encourages the indiscriminate or unnecessary use of regulated health services

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Social Media Policy

When using social media, health practitioners should remember that the National Law, their National Board’s code of ethics and professional conduct (the Code of conduct) and the Guidelines for advertising regulated health services (the Advertising guidelines) apply.

Registered health practitioners should only post information that is not in breach of these obligations by:

  • complying with professional obligations
  • complying with confidentiality and privacy obligations (such as by not discussing patients or posting pictures of procedures, case studies, patients, or sensitive material which may enable patients to be identified without having obtained consent in appropriate situations)
  • presenting information in an unbiased, evidence-based context, and
  • not making unsubstantiated claims.

Additional information may be available from professional bodies and/or employers, which aims to support health practitioners’ use of social media. However, the legal, ethical, and professional obligations that registered health practitioners must adhere to are set out in the National Boards’ respective Code of conduct and the Advertising guidelines.

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Can we help this family in crisis?

This post will shock most of you. I am vehemently opposed to anyone who undertakes anti-vaccination activism. I’m sure you are, too. I’m putting that to one side for a moment.

The Hammond family is in crisis. They need help. I have just helped. Me and my family live below the poverty line. I know what it’s like. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. The Hammonds have five kids. Ben Hammond is incapacitated.

Can you spare $10? Can you spare $20. Can you spare $50?

The Hammonds have a gofundme account here. The Kalgoorlie Lions Club has donated. It is legitimate.

This is the daily reality for the Hammond family as posted in a closed Facebook group, just over an hour ago:

Hammond 86 Ben condition at March 2 2016 AVA

At a later date I may or may not be addressing the parts of Tanya Hammond’s campaign with which I fundamentally disagree, and with parts of which I am understandably aggrieved.

But, now is not the time for that. Now is the time to read that screenshot, as I did, and have a very deep think about what we can do, right now.

Thanks,

Pete

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Update March 3 2016

Ben Hammond has just made this important update to his gofundme page. I’ll include the images he posted:

Hi guys! Just wanted to share a few things with all of you awesome people that have helped us so far ; ) Tanya flew to sydney to gather more awareness of our “no fault” scheme and visited parliament house to discuss our situation. Unfortunately the first submission from the greens was rejected by the sennates a few days ago, so we need a few more supporters to keep on there case!
It has also been said that we believe that the vaccination caused my condition. Now I’m not qualified to comment on that, but I can show you some paperwork from the people that are! (Hopefully I managed to attach it! Lol) I obviously have a ton more private information for the specialists I have to work with, that I don’t feel obliged to share with the public or random skeptics that don’t agree.. Thanks a million to all that have donated, given kind words or kept us in your prayers, it truly is amazing :)
Kind regards

Ben Hammond

This is the original 2012 adverse event following immunisation (AEFI) report:

Hammond 91 update March 3 3016 WAVSS AEFI report 2012

And this is the 2013 report from immunologist, Dr Andrew McClean-Tooke. The opinion of Dr McClean-Tooke is that Ben Hammond’s ADEM was caused by the vaccination he received:

Hammond 89 immunologist letter 2013

It is important to have access to this type of evidence so as to allow a conversation around real versus imagined vaccine adverse reactions.

This only reinforces my opinion – which appears to be a universal belief amongst all of my friends – that we need a no-fault serious vaccine adverse reaction compensation scheme.

Such a scheme can only promote trust in public immunisation, with the knowledge that – should anyone suffer an extraordinarily rare, serious adverse reaction – we, as a wealthy, ethical society, have got their back.

All of this is part of the reason I published this post, yesterday – even without having any knowledge of today’s published documents – calling for financial help for the Hammond family, regardless of questions we have surrounding their unfortunate exploitation by the anti-vaccination movement.

Anti-vaccination activists are rightly personas non grata in any decent, caring society. The anti-vaccination movement is poison. Understandably, involvement with them comes at a cost. I genuinely hope things can turn around for the Hammonds.

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Chiro Simon Floreani openly mocking the Chiropractic Board of Australia

Registered chiropractor Simon Floreani, a former president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia, who is/was a member of the disgraced Australian Vaccination Network, is now openly mocking the Chiropractic Board of Australia.

Previously, in 2014, Floreani had already received a caution from the Chiropractic Board for having anti-vaccination paraphernalia in his business. Floreani – along with his wife, Jennifer Barham Floreani – also frequently poses with anti-vaccination king-pins in his overseas appearances. And, the Floreanis still promote their anti-vaccination baby book, Well Adjusted Babies,  seemingly without fear of censure from the ineffectual Chiropractic Board of Australia.

Nothing has changed.

On February 13 2016, Floreani shared a post from anti-vaccination crackpot chiropractor, Billy DeMoss, promoting the CalJam event, which is organised by DeMoss. From left to right features Joe Mercola, Sherri Tenpenny, Andrew Wakefield, Simon Floreani, and Billy DeMoss:

Floreani 33 CalJam Tenpenny Wakefield Mercola DeMoss promote

To really give you an idea of just how bad that line-up really is, today Sherri Tenpenny shared a post claiming that Professor Stephen Hawking’s ALS is, in reality, a “vaccine injury”:

Tenpenny 101 Stephen Hawking vaccine injury

And we all know about DeMoss. I didn’t need to search very far for more outstanding examples of DeMoss’ anti-vaccination activism:

DeMoss 324 Scheibner

DeMoss even publishes his florid hallucinations to his thousands of Facebook fans:

DeMoss 325 chemtrails

And as if DeMoss wasn’t already offensive enough,here he claims that non-existent chemtrails are a “GEOENGINEERING HOLOCAUST”:

DeMoss 327 geoengineering holocaust chemtrails

The Chiropractic Board of Australia must be sacked. Chiropractic in Australia can never be taken seriously whilst many of its heroes are still registered.

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Anti-vaccine author appears in health insurance advertisement

In 2008, Andi Lew wrote a book with her former husband, anti-vaccine chiropractor and Chiropractors’Association of Australia (Victoria) board member, Warren Sipser. Sipser is/was also a member of the disgraced anti-vaccination organisation, the Australian Vaccination Network.

The book – 7 Things Your Doctor Forgot to Tell You: A Guide for Optimal Health – is an anti-vaccination standard which advises that homeopathy can be administered in lieu of real immunisation. I addressed the contents of the book’s anti-vaccine chapter in my 2013 post. For some reason the book is still available and no regulatory action has been taken against Sipser, who also remains on the CAA VIC board.

Andi Lew also appeared in this blog when she was interviewed by 9 News Melbourne, in 2014, as another just a mum, for an immunisation story; without declaring her anti-vaccine credentials.

Two days ago Lew told her Facebook friends about a new advertisement in which she appears:

Lew 10 Fb post ad Feb 22 2016

The advertisement is for a health insurer, GMHBA. Andi Lew plays an optometrist in the ad. And she even made the cover photo for GMHBA’s Facebook page:

Lew 11 GMHBA Fb cover photo

Whoops.

A huge thank you to reader “J” for pointing this out.

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Anti-vaccine nurses and midwives 3 – Grant Francis: New South Wales

Grant Francis is an enrolled nurse who works in aged care in the Maitland area. He identifies himself as a nurse on his Twitter profile, which is also from where today’s evidence is taken:

Gfrancis 1 twitter bio nurse Maitland

Francis is the husband of anti-vaccination activist Rixta Francis, who is best known for her repugnant commentary surrounding a family who lost a baby boy to whooping cough. Here are just three examples of Francis hideous comments. From January 13 2016:

Francis 33 photo and comment VFA Jan 13 2016 parents killed baby

From January 16 2016:

Francis 39 VFA January 16 2016 photo and comment narcissists

From January 16 2016:

Francis 40 VFA January 16 2016 photo and comment death made up

It is crucial that Rixta Francis’ anti-vaccination activism is highlighted; she is the source of her husband’s misinformation, which he shares on Twitter after having identified himself as a nurse.

Also, at the end of this post, I will include two addenda: firstly, a glorious review of Rixta Francis’ self-published book (the book is promoted by Grant Francis); and, secondly, selections from the nursing codes and guidelines which are commonly breached in these instances.

In addition, I have created a 56-page, fully-linked, PDF document of all evidence which can be downloaded for inclusion in any complaint which readers may wish to lodge about Grant Francis: Grant Francis EN Maitland NMW0001043489.

On April 19 2015, Francis promoted his wife’s delusional Vaccine Freedom Song:

GFrancis 28 The Vaccine Song tweet April 19 2015

Perhaps even more haunting than her lyrics came these words from Francis, himself:

GFrancis 29 sing true my darling wife tweet YT

Some of Rixta Francis’ lyrics include the following:

So sell your shots only to the sheeple.

We don’t want your toxic shots.

There is no proof that vaccines are safe

You cannot show their efficacy either.

Children are injured, babies killed

Because those shots are poison filled.

Dear health care ministers everywhere

We know who pays you for this fraud

And here it is, in all its glory. I apologise in advance, dear friends:

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On June 27 2015, Francis promoted his wife’s conspiracy theories about Ebola, including germ theory denialism. The Fiction of Science is Rixta Francis’ blog, as well as the name of her self-published book:

Gfrancis 24 ebola denialism

On July 15 2015, Francis asserts that vaccines are the cause of food allergies in children:

Gfrancis 23 vaccine cause allergies

On July 15 2015, Francis shared his wife’s blog post asserting that vaccines cause childhood cancer:

Gfrancis 22 vaccines cancer

On August 12 2015, Francis shared misinformation about Alzheimer’s and depression. For an aged care nurse this is particularly concerning:

Gfrancis 21 depression alzh

On August 20 2015, Francis again shares misinformation about Alzheimer’s and dementia:

Gfrancis 20 alzh dementia

On August 30 2015, Francis shared his wife’s misinformation about Ebola and immunisation:

Gfrancis 19 antivax ebola

On August 30 2015, Francis shared his wife’s misinformation about influenza immunisation:

Gfrancis 18 flu vax

On August 30 2015, Francis shared his wife’s conspiracy theories asserting that vaccines cause autism:

Gfrancis 17 vax autism

On September 2 2015, Francis shared misinformation surrounding Alzheimer’s and dementia research:

Gfrancis 16 alzheiners dementia

On November 15 2015, Francis posted many anti-vaccination arguments in a conversation on Twitter, even citing emergency departments from his workplace:

Gfrancis 7 vax

Gfrancis 8 vax

Gfrancis 9 vax

Gfrancis 10 vax

Gfrancis 11 vax

On December 2 2015, Francis promotes his wife’s conspiratorial anti-vaccine blog post:

Gfrancis 6 antivax gmo mosq

On December 6 2015, Francis promotes his wife’s AIDS denialism:

Gfrancis 5 HIV AIDS denialism

On December 21 2015, Francis shares his wife’s blog post containing AIDS denialism and misinformation about parasites:

Gfrancis 4 parasites

On December 31 2015, Francis shares his wife’s anti-cancer screening misinformation:

Gfrancis 3 cancer screening does nothing

On January 6 2016, Francis promotes his wife’s delusional, anti-science vanity publication, The Fiction of Science. Please see Addendum 1 for an accurate appraisal of this execrable book:

Gfrancis 2 book promote

On February 13 2016, Francis shares his wife’s defamatory, anti-vaccine blog post in which she accuses researcher Professor Katie Flanagan of being on par with mass murderers. Professor Flanagan is investigating immunisation in the elderly:

Gfrancis 25 vax and elderly

Complaints to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia can be lodged, here.

And remember:

So sell your shots only to the sheeple

Thanks for reading.

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Addendum 1

A fine example of anti-science fallacy January 6 2016

by Dr Patrick Stokes

This review is from: The Fiction Of Science (Paperback)

I’m not even sure it’s fair to post a review of a ‘book’ like Rixta Francis’ slim vanity publication. It’s so self-evidently inept, and so unlikely to be taken seriously even by Francis’ allies in the antivax movement, that any comment you can make about it feels uncomfortably harsh. Still, insofar as Francis wants her work to be taken seriously enough that she’s put out a book, then she also invites, and indeed should welcome, critique. It’s also worth dwelling on “The Fiction of Science” as a remarkably clear example of one of the key flaws that drive anti-science thinking. I’ll come to that in a moment.

This book sets out to deflate a number of claims made by and on behalf of science. Francis, as quickly becomes evident, doesn’t understand how science as a method of inquiry actually works. There’s no sign of any familiarity with the philosophy of science either; her claim that “Real science means that if you find something that contradicts your theory, you rewrite or discard your Theory” is a classic statement of naïve falsificationism, a view that has been flatly rejected for more than half a century. She complains that most scientific papers don’t actually tell you how they conducted the study, which suggests Francis doesn’t read the scientific literature at all, just second-hand reports of it. Her discussion of the composition of the sun suggests she hasn’t heard of spectroscopy, which seems like a pretty basic thing to know about if you’re going to tell astronomers they don’t know what they’re talking about. The chapter on medical research demonstrates Francis doesn’t know much about the history of science either; apparently Francis thinks diseases only come into being when someone names them, as if, to use one of her examples, no-one had dementia before Alzheimer’s Disease was described as a specific condition.

There are no references provided at all, so most of the empirical claims here are uncheckable and thus worthless. But needless to say the claims run from ‘wrong’ (e.g. the claim evolution has stopped) to ‘not even wrong’ (the claim that scientists ‘don’t even know’ if viruses are alive or not: that’s a conceptual, not empirical issue i.e. an issue about what the word ‘life’ means) to ‘trivial’ (the section on animal intelligence), to ‘offensively wrong’ (the claim that climate scientists deliberately ignore data or that identifying the genetic causes of disease is a waste of money) to ‘dangerously irresponsible *and* offensively wrong’ (the entire chapter on drugs in which, among all sorts of other dangerous advice, Francis dismisses clinically-diagnosed depression as “feel[ing] low sometimes”).

But then, Francis is quite up front that this isn’t meant to be a scientific book and that she’s not a scientist, but instead sees herself as particularly good at ‘critical thinking.’ Charitably, then, we should judge the book by that standard instead.

When we do, things don’t get any better though. Instead of reasoned, careful, and empirically-informed argument, we simply get a series of false entailments, outright non-sequiturs, fallacious appeals to nature and to antiquity (“But a bit of common sense can tell you that something that has been around for so long must be good”), confusions between teleological and functional descriptions of nature (for instance confusing the question of how viruses make us sick with the question of what viruses are “for,” or declaring “The moon gives us light at night and it influences the tides, but of course there are many more reasons why we have the moon. We just don’t know them,” which assumes that things in nature have some ‘purpose’), unnoticed tendentious assumptions (Francis seems to thinks *any* micro-level mutation is disadaptive and therefore evolution can’t get going), confused concepts (declaring evolution is unscientific because science requires an unchanging and uniformly law-governed universe – a regularity which she later denies at least twice – thereby mistaking the stability of scientific laws for the stability of macroscopic objects, as if ‘giraffeness’ has to be an unchanging law of the universe like gravity), idiosyncratic definitions (“in no way can you say that the whole earth is one area. That means that “global climate change” is an oxymoron”), ad hominem, internal contradictions (temperature measurement is so inherently unreliable we can’t prove climate change is happening yet the Medieval Warm Period is an indisputable fact?) and, above all, appeals to ignorance.

A recurring theme throughout this book, and the thing that’s emblematic of so much anti-science thought, is that if Francis doesn’t understand something, then it apparently can’t be understood by anyone else. As one example, after running together evolution and the Big Bang (two entirely separate questions), she argues that abiogenesis is impossible because when you have your dog put down it stops being alive but has the same organised physical structure as it did before death. Francis, as best I can make sense of her ‘argument,’ thinks this means ‘life’ is a mysterious property superadded to matter, and that this makes abiogenesis impossible. Again, if Francis had any familiarity with either biology or philosophy, she would know that life is a functional state: the reason your dog can’t be brought back to life isn’t that some mysterious vital force has left its body, but because once the parts of a body cease to interact in a way that preserves homeostasis, the cells quickly break down irreparably. There’s no real mystery about that. But Francis’ curiosity only seems to extend to asking questions, not trying to understand the answers.

Indeed, what becomes clear, time and again, is that Francis has asked questions but then either hasn’t tried to find out the answers or hasn’t understood the answers she’s been given, and then assumes this means that nobody knows. In one very telling moment, Francis tells us “Forget it, there aren’t any explanations for these things. Well, maybe there are, but then they are way more complicated than our limited human brains can ever deal with.” Except, of course, that there are explanations for most of the things Francis finds so mysterious. Some of those explanations are partial and tentative, others are much more settled and complete, but in either case their adequacy as explanations doesn’t, in fact, consist in whether Francis personally finds them comprehensible or satisfying.

And that’s the thing that makes this text so useful: over and over again it displays the strange solipsism that characterises so much anti-science thought. The creation of knowledge is a social process; knowledge advances through communities of inquiry, not individuals trying to work everything out for themselves in isolation. But people who are opposed to science very often set themselves personally up as the arbiter of knowledge, and where a body of science conflicts with their pre-existing beliefs or intuitive responses, they assume the latter overrules the former. The inability to understand one’s own epistemic and critical limits is the whole engine room of this book, as it is of so much anti-science commentary. Time and again, Francis assumes her “common sense” trumps the scientific method – except her ‘common sense’ turns out to be a melange of quasi-religious beliefs about the purposiveness of nature, false and often half-remembered empirical claims, and uninterrogated gut responses. She insists that if a scientist can’t explain something to you in plain language, “then you can be sure that either they are dumb, or they have something to hide,” and that “If a scientist tries to get rid of you by stating that you don’t understand anything about science, you know for sure you are onto something.” It never seems to occur to her that some things are just intrinsically hard to understand.

Still, there’s at least one statement in this book I think is 100% true: “Why people study for years at university to learn about other people’s theories is something I don’t quite understand.” Indeed, after reading ‘The Fiction of Science,’ I’m sure she doesn’t.

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Addendum 2

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Codes and Guidelines.

Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses in Australia

1 Nurses practise in a safe and competent manner.

2 Nurses practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system.

Conduct Statement 2

Nurses practise in accordance with the standards of the profession and broader health system

Explanation

1 Nurses are responsible for ensuring the standard of their practice conforms to professional standards developed and agreed by the profession, with the object of enhancing the safety of people in their care as well as their partners, family members and other members of the person’s nominated network. This responsibility also applies to the nurses’ colleagues.

2 Nurses practise in accordance with wider standards relating to safety and quality in health care and accountability for a safe health system, such as those relating to health documentation and information management, incident reporting and participation in adverse event analysis and formal open disclosure procedures.

3 Nurses practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of nursing.

Conduct Statement 3

Nurses practise and conduct themselves in accordance with laws relevant to the profession and practice of nursing

Explanation

1 Nurses are familiar with relevant laws and ensure they do not engage in clinical or other practices prohibited by such laws or delegate to others activities prohibited by those laws.

2 Nurses witnessing the unlawful conduct of colleagues and other co-workers, whether in clinical, management, education or research areas of practice, have both a responsibility and an obligation to report such conduct to an appropriate authority and take other appropriate action as necessary to safeguard people and the public interest.

4 Nurses respect the dignity, culture, ethnicity, values and beliefs of people receiving care and treatment, and of their colleagues.

5 Nurses treat personal information obtained in a professional capacity as private and confidential.

6 Nurses provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to nursing care and health care products.

Conduct Statement 6

Nurses provide impartial, honest and accurate information in relation to nursing care and health care products

Explanation

1 When nurses provide advice about any care or product, they fully explain the advantages and disadvantages of alternative care or products so individuals can make informed choices. Nurses refrain from engaging in exploitation, misinformation or misrepresentation with regard to health care products and nursing care.

2 Nurses accurately represent the nature of their services or the care they intend to provide.

3 Where a specific care or a specific product is advised, nurses ensure their advice is based on adequate knowledge and not on commercial or other forms of gain. Deceptive endorsement of products or services or receipt of remuneration for products or services primarily for personal gain, other than remuneration in the course of a proper commercial relationship, is improper.

7 Nurses support the health, wellbeing and informed decision-making of people requiring or receiving care.

8 Nurses promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between nurses and people receiving care.

Conduct Statement 8

Nurses promote and preserve the trust and privilege inherent in the relationship between nurses and people receiving care

Explanation

1 An inherent power imbalance exists within the relationship between people receiving care and nurses that may make the persons in their care vulnerable and open to exploitation. Nurses actively preserve the dignity of people through practised kindness and respect for the vulnerability and powerlessness of people in their care. Significant vulnerability and powerlessness can arise from the experience of illness and the need to engage with the health care system. The power relativities between a person and a nurse can be significant, particularly where the person has limited knowledge; experiences pain and illness; needs assistance with personal care; belongs to a marginalised group; or experiences an unfamiliar loss of self-determination. This vulnerability creates a power differential in the relationship between nurses and persons in their care that must be recognised and managed.

4 Nurses fulfil roles outside the professional role, including those as family members, friends and community members. Nurses are aware that dual relationships may compromise care outcomes and always conduct professional relationships with the primary intent of benefit for the person receiving care. Nurses take care when giving professional advice to people with whom they have a dual relationship (e.g. a family member or friend) and advise them to seek independent advice due to the existence of actual or potential conflicts of interest.

9 Nurses maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the nursing profession.

Conduct Statement 9

Nurses maintain and build on the community’s trust and confidence in the nursing profession

Explanation

1 The conduct of nurses maintains and builds public trust and confidence in the profession at all times.

2 The unlawful and unethical actions of nurses in their personal lives risk adversely affecting both their own and the profession’s good reputation and standing in the eyes of the public. If the good standing of either individual nurses or the profession were to diminish, this might jeopardise the inherent trust between the nursing profession and the public necessary for effective therapeutic relationships and the effective delivery of nursing care.

3 Nurses consider the ethical interests of the nursing profession and the community when exercising their right to freedom of speech and participating in public, political and academic debate, including publication.

10 Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically.

Conduct Statement 10

Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically

Explanation

1 Nurses practise nursing reflectively and ethically, in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia, in order to learn from experience and contribute to personal and professional practice.

2 Nurses develop and maintain appropriate and current quality nursing advice, support and care for each person requiring and receiving care and their partners, families and other members of their nominated social network. This responsibility also applies to colleagues of nurses.

3 Nurses evaluate their conduct and competency according to the standards of the nursing profession.

4 Nurses contribute to the professional development of students and colleagues.

5 Nurses participating in research do so in accordance with recognised research guidelines and do not violate their duty of care to persons receiving nursing care.

6 Nurses advise employers and any persons in their care of any reduction in their capacity to practise due to health, social or other factors, while they seek ways of redressing the problem.

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Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia

1 Nurses value quality nursing care for all people.

2 Nurses value respect and kindness for self and others.

3 Nurses value the diversity of people.

4 Nurses value access to quality nursing and health care for all people.

5 Nurses value informed decision-making.

Value Statement 5

Nurses value informed decision-making

Explanation

Nurses value people’s interests in making free and informed decisions. This includes people having the opportunity to verify the meaning and implication of information being given to them when making decisions about their nursing and health care. Nurses also recognise that making decisions is sometimes constrained by circumstances beyond individual control and that there may be circumstances where informed decision making cannot always be fully realised.

6 Nurses value a culture of safety in nursing and health care.

Value Statement 6

Nurses value a culture of safety in nursing and health care

Explanation

Valuing a culture of safety involves nurses actively engaging in the development of shared knowledge and understanding of the crucial importance of safety in contemporary health care. Nurses who value a culture of safety appreciate that safety is everyone’s responsibility. Nurses support the development of risk management processes and a practice environment designed to reduce the incidence and impact of preventable adverse events in health care. Nurses also support the open disclosure of any adverse events to any person affected during the course of their care.

7 Nurses value ethical management of information.

8 Nurses value a socially, economically and ecologically sustainable environment promoting health and wellbeing.

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Social Media Policy

When using social media, health practitioners should remember that the National Law, their National Board’s code of ethics and professional conduct (the Code of conduct) and the Guidelines for advertising regulated health services (the Advertising guidelines) apply.

Registered health practitioners should only post information that is not in breach of these obligations by:

  • complying with professional obligations
  • complying with confidentiality and privacy obligations (such as by not discussing patients or posting pictures of procedures, case studies, patients, or sensitive material which may enable patients to be identified without having obtained consent in appropriate situations)
  • presenting information in an unbiased, evidence-based context, and
  • not making unsubstantiated claims.

Additional information may be available from professional bodies and/or employers, which aims to support health practitioners’ use of social media. However, the legal, ethical, and professional obligations that registered health practitioners must adhere to are set out in the National Boards’ respective Code of conduct and the Advertising guidelines.

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Anti-vaccination activist’s twin toddlers catch whooping cough

Anti-vaccination activist Lucy Cook has pleaded with me to share this post she made in the rabid antivax group, Anti-Vaccination Australia:

AVA 105 twins WC 18 mo RH wank

The post has since been deleted; but, I am nothing if not helpful. I am only too happy to assist you, Lucy, in alerting the community to the need for adult whooping cough boosters.

Whooping cough is a serious illness, and it can cause serious symptoms – even in adults – as described by the helpful Lucy. Even if you catch whooping cough this does not mean you have lifelong immunity. The disease can be caught over and over. This is why boosters are important.

I thank Lucy for her post, which goes to show how easily whooping cough can be transmitted by non-immune adults. Lucy also shows the importance of getting your boosters so as to protect babies in their first few months of life. Immediate family members are by far the largest source of whooping cough transmission in newborn babies.

See this article for mandatory reading on whooping cough, by Dr Rachel Heap and Jenni Bate:

Whooping Cough: Why are we having outbreaks?

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Queensland drug and bereavement counselor tells clients vaccines cause SIDS

Earlier this month, we heard the wonderful news that the Victorian health complaints process was going to be beefed up:

A new bill cracking down on dodgy health practitioners, including gay conversion therapists, will be introduced to the Victorian Parliament.

Under the legislation, Victoria’s Health Services Commissioner will be replaced with a new Health Complaints Commissioner who will be given greater powers to investigate unregistered doctors, dentists and other health service providers.

Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy said the new commissioner would crack down on providers currently not covered by state or federal law.

“We’ve had a number of challenges in terms of the sorts of services people have been provided and no legislative tools to really respond to it,” she said.

This is most welcome. This will align the Victorian complaints legislation with that of New South Wales’ Health Care Complaints Act, which was amended due to the excellent work of Meryl Dorey and her anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network, who have a public health warning against their name, forever.

It is time for Queensland to follow suit. Queenslanders deserve a more robust health complaints act which holds rogue health practitioners to greater account, regardless of whether or not they are registered or unregistered health practitioners. The internet has given greater scope for crackpots to become health educators, and has given breadth to a previously limited audience for these unregistered health practitioners to pass off lies to their clients as legitimate health advice. Health regulators should now be equipped with greater scope to investigate charlatans; and with this greater scope needs to come sharper regulatory teeth. It is time for regulators to have greater powers to issue prohibition orders, as well as greater powers of enforcement, via prosecution. It is time for health complaints legislations, across the country, to catch up with the internet.

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Public photo courtesy of Facebook

Gita Brigham is an unregistered health practitioner on the Gold Coast, Queensland. On her website’s about page Brigham describes her services:

I have worked as a qualified Social Worker since 2003. Obtaining post qualifications in life coaching, business studies, and a diploma in mental health, specialising in drugs and alcohol.

Brigham also claims to have worked in child protection:

Brigham 4 former child safety worker Qld

Elsewhere, underneath her blog post which is entitled, GLOBALISATION, THE ILLUMINATI & THE ONE WORLD ORDER – yes, that’s what it really says Brigham describes her expanded roles:

Gita Brigham

Addiction & Substance Abuse Specialist

Entrepreneur

Mental Health Social Worker 

Life Coach and Author 

Former Addict and Radical Thought Leader 

So, given Brigham’s role in counseling people who are already in a very vulnerable position, and who are directly influenced by a person in a position of authority – a practitioner who holds most of the power in a relationship which is recognised as one of power imbalance – one can only be aghast at the following: firstly, there is a serious breach of confidentiality; secondly, Brigham is allowing one of her clients to maintain blame and guilt over something for which he should feel neither blame nor guilt; and, thirdly, Brigham is basing her appalling treatment of this client on anti-vaccination lies which blame SIDS on immunisation.

To the client of Gita Brigham: you have done absolutely nothing to contribute to the death of a baby. Immunisation does not cause SIDS. Immunisation is one thing which can protect against SIDS. This is not your fault.

Last night, Gita Brigham posted this in the rabid anti-vaccination group, Unvaccinated Australia:

A life gone to soon.
As some of you may know I work as private practioner on the Gold Coast, specialising in bereavement and addiction counselling. I had a client last week who was telling me a story about a baby that died of SIDS. It was late last year when he met a couple who had a healthy and happy five month old baby boy. Not long after befriending them their baby died. Soon as I heard the baby died, I wondered if the baby had recently been vaccinated, sure enough it had been. I asked him to explain the circumstances of the baby’s death. He goes on to tell me he was spending every second day at the couples house. One day he discovered in conversation that the baby boy had had not received the scheduled vaccinations. Apparently the parents of the baby did not hold a strong opinion on vaccination and they had simply been slack and not needed to take the baby to the doctor. I asked if he knew if the baby had received the Hep B and Vitamin K at birth and he wasn’t sure. When he found out the baby boy had not been vaccinated he became very adamant that the mother needed to do the right thing and take her baby to the doctor for its needles. My client has no children of his own, but because what he had seen in the media and the propaganda, he tells me his intention was to protect the baby! So it turns out he makes the mother call the doctor and make an appointment. The next morning he drives the mother and her baby boy to the doctor without a baby car seat, baby in lap of mother, to the doctors appointment.

My client tells me that because the baby had not been inoculated the doctor advised that the baby receive extra catch up vaccinations, so the mother agreed and that day the baby received god knows how many vaccinations. A couple of days later the baby is showing signs of stress and not sleeping. The father of the baby boy lies down on the lounge in the afternoon with the baby boy resting on his chest. Its a hot day so father gives the baby a bottle of water, and they both fall asleep, mother was out food shopping. About 2 hours later the father awakens to the bone chilling screams of his partner. The baby is dead on his chest, and can not be resuscitated. An innocent life gone to soon. This all occurred last year on the Gold Coast. There was an investigation and the cause of death was recorded as SIDS.

Brigham also added, in three separate comment-replies:

It was not until I advised him that vaccines have been linked to SIDS that he stopped & thought about it. He appeared to feel somewhat sad to hear this however he did not appear to very affected & carried on the conversation about his criminal drug charges.

think he feels more upset that the couple no longer want anything to do with him. This is another case of ignorance is bliss until an innocent life is lost.

I have been counselling now for over 10 years. I have heard it all & some

This egregious, harmful series of breaches are not the only ones Brigham has committed. Her business’s Facebook page is a prime example as to why Queensland should amend its health complaints legislation. We now implore the Queensland Health Minister, Cameron Dick, to introduce amendments in line with Victoria and NSW.

Chemtrails:

Brigham 11 chemtrails

Crank cancer cures:

Brigham 12 crank cancer cures

Chemtrails:

Brigham 13 chemtrails

Vaccines as attempted murder:

Brigham 14 vax attempted murder

Chemtrails:

Brigham 15 chemtrails

Vaccines are unsafe:

Brigham 16 vaccines not safe

Chemtrails:

Brigham 7 page chemtrails

Zika virus anti-vaccination conspiracy:

Brigham 17 Zika vaccines Rappaport

Agenda 21:

Brigham 18 Agenda 21

Vaccines killed babies:

Brigham 19 vaccine casue baby deaths

9/11 Truth:

Brigham 8 911 Truther

9/11 Truth and David Icke:

Brigham 9 Icke 911

Vaccines used as a means to sterilise Kenyans:

Brigham 10 vax sterilisation Kenya

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