Experts in Ignorance

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ignorance of expertsWe are told all the time that we are not qualified to make medical or healthcare decisions for ourselves or our children. Instead, we need to leave it up to the ‘experts’ – namely the doctors and medical specialists – whose training has supposedly made them better-qualified than any of our own research and knowledge possibly could.

This is despite the FACT that medical doctors learn very little (nothing, really) about vaccination, nutrition or most other aspects of staying healthy when they receive their medical school training. Once they leave school, much of their continuing educationcomes directly from the drug companies so really, I think they are not qualified to advise anyone about these topics. The only exception would be if they themselves have done research outside of their normal areas and, if they have done so and offer advice that goes against the status quo, they are threatened with deregistration or worse!

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Your rights under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act

A must read for those in Australia looking for some way to fight back against the tyrannical vaccination legislation in Australia!

Tyrannical Times

I recently obtained a free legal opinion about the prospects for parents making complaints of discrimination under the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), for the denial of benefits under the No Jab No Pay law, and/or the denial or cancellation of childcare enrolment under Victorian and Queensland No Jab No Play laws.

There is both good and bad news on this front.

The Good News – No Jab No Play Victoria and Queensland

According to the legal opinion, there are sufficient grounds for parents to make complaints against childcare services, with the possibility of obtaining compensation, for the denial or cancellation of enrolment of unvaccinated children under the state-based No Jab No Play laws, but no guarantees a complaint will be successful.  This is because there is very little case law to inform or predict how various sections of the DDA will be interpreted in the context of discrimination against unvaccinated children.

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Silence greets rights breaches

Fremantle Herald Interactive

THE Turnbull government’s punitive approach to enforcing mandatory vaccinations breaches children’s rights, but the Human Rights Commission remains silent on the issue.

Human rights expert Paula Gerber, a professor at Monash University, told the Herald this week it was clear the withholding of financial entitlements from parents who refuse to inoculate their children breaches numerous articles of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child.

She stresses she supports vaccination and jabbed her own kids, but says children should not be used as a “weapon” to force parents to toe the line and Australia should abide by treaties it signs.

The convention states children must not be punished for the beliefs or actions of their parents, and that governments should go out of their way to ensure children fully benefit from social security. It says children should have a say in any administrative decisions that affect them and…

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Public Health and the Necessary Limits of Advocacy, Kevin Dew

At last another voice of reason, hopefully more step forward soon…

Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective

Author Information: Kevin Dew, Victoria University of Wellington, kevin.dew@vuw.ac.nz

Dew, Kevin. “Public Health and the Necessary Limits of Advocacy.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 5, no. 7 (2016): 26-29.

The PDF of the article gives specific page numbers. Shortlink: http://wp.me/p1Bfg0-36e

Please refer to:

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Image credit: USAID Asia, via flickr

Whilst I was an academic member of a department of public health I gained a great deal of respect for my colleagues. For most of them there was a strong sense of social justice underlying their work and a commitment to improving the health of the population. Brian Martin makes a compelling argument decrying the poor scholarship and argumentation offered by two Australian public health academics who have misrepresented the work of one of…

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Who can you vote for in the Australian Senate 2016?

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PRO CHOICE SENATE CANDIDATES BY STATE

There is a lot of confusion at the moment around who to vote for in the Senate if you are pro health choice, especially with the new laws. I have taken the liberty of calling around, messaging and emailing the candidates/parties below and they have stated that they or their party is pro health choice.

This does not mean you should just take my word for it, please contact them yourself and make sure that your votes are going to parties/candidates that you relate to. Most of these parties/candidates are pro vaccination but the important thing is that they believe in your right to choose.

For the states with a small amount of candidates/parties I am still trying to find more options for you, but you may end up having to just choose candidates to fill in the gaps that are left unfilled. Hopefully independents will make better candidates than the big 3 sell outs but that choice is up to you.

At the bottom of the list I will put the names of parties that are supportive of No Jab No Pay/Play, please take note so that you do not choose them by mistake thinking that they are open to informed health choices.

 

 ACT

Rise Up Australia

Sandie O’CONNOR

Jess WYATT

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Michael GERARD

Animal Justice Party

Deborah FIELD

Jessica MONTAGNE

Sustainable Australia

John HAYDON

Martin TYE

 

NSW

Health Australia Party

Andrew James PATTERSON

Leanne PAFF

Rise Up Australia

Brian Malcolm TUCKER

Maree NICHOLS

Non-Custodial Parents Party

Eric GREENING

Andy THOMPSON

The Arts Party

Barry KELDOULIS

Nicholas GLEDHILL

Independent

Liam MUNDAY

Independent

James WRIGHT

The Marijuana (Hemp) Party

Jason Mark OLBOURNE

Andrew John KATELARIS

Democratic Labour Party

Paul MCCORMACK

Dawn MILLS

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Brian BURSTON

Dean MACKIN

Christine Pamela BERNIER

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Steven LOPEZ

Nathan SPATARO

Animal Justice Party

Lynda STONER

Gordon ELKINGTON

Drug Law Reform

Ray THORPE

 

NT

Rise Up Australia

Jan PILE

Jimmy GIMINI

Citizens Electoral Council

Trudy CAMPBELL

Ian BARRY

1Territory

Greg STRETTLES

The Marijuana (Hemp) Party

Andrew KAVASILAS

Vote below the line to make sure that your vote goes only to the Hemp Party and not to the Sex Party

 

QLD

Independent

Greg BEATTIE

Health Australia Party

Jason WOODFORTH

Sarinah GOLDEN

The Arts Party

Frances JANKOWSKI

Neil FAINGES

Independent

Shyamal REDDY

Rise Up Australia

Paul TAYLOR

Neroli MOONEY

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Mark GARDNER

Reece FLOWERS

The Marijuana (Hemp) Party

Therese HOWES

Vote below the line to make sure that your vote goes to the Hemp Party and not to the Sex Party

Democratic Labour Party

Sheila VINCENT

Lucius MAJOOR

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Pauline HANSON

Malcolm ROBERTS

Fraser ANNING

Judy SMITH

Animal Justice Party

Paul BEVAN

Zade WATSON

Independent

Zoemaree Harris

 

SA

The Arts Party

Terence Michael CRAWFORD

Charles Andrew Laurence SANDERS

SA Marijuana (Hemp) Party

Ryan Douglas PARKER

(Just make sure you vote below the line so that the vote only goes to Ryan Parker and not to the Sex Party, if you vote for him above the line it will go to both the Hemp Party and the Sex Party.)

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Steven David BURGESS

Angelina NICOLIS

Animal Justice Party

Tania NOBLE

Emma BREAGAN

 

TAS

Animal Justice Party

Karen BEVIS

Alison BAKER

The Arts Party

Scott O’HARA

JoAnne VOLTA

Independent

Kaye MARSKELL

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Adam POULTON

Max KAYE

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Kate MCCULLOCH

Natasia MANZI

The Marijuana ( Hemp) Party

Matt OWEN

Vote below the line to make sure that your vote goes to the Hemp Party and not to the Sex Party

 

VIC

Health Australia Party

Isaac GOLDEN

Kathryn BREAKWELL

Rise Up Australia

Daniel NALLIAH

Rosalie CRESTANI

The Arts Party

Rose GODDE

Jamie CHRISTOPHER

Maureen J ANDREW

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Daniel LEHRER

Stuart James MILNE

Animal Justice Party

Bruce POON

Jacqueline EDGECOMB

Democratic Labour Party

Stephen VEREKER

Michael FREEMAN

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Simon Peter ROYLANCE

Ian John CAMERON

Independent

Allan MULL

Independent

Stephen JUHASZ

Independent

Geoff LUTZ

 

WA

Health Australia Party

Samantha TILBURY

Sara FARGHER

The Arts Party

Robert BURATTI

Patti BRADSHAW

Rise Up Australia

Anthony HARDWICK

Sheila MUNDY

VOTEFLUX.ORG

Richard THOMAS

Mark CONNOLLY

Democratic Labour Party

Fernando BOVE

Troy KIERNAN

Animal Justice Party

Katrina LOVE

Alicia SUTTON

The Marijuana (Hemp) Party

Michael BALDERSTONE

Vote below the line to make sure that your vote goes to the Hemp Party only and not the Sex Party

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation

Rodney Norman CULLETON

Peter GEORGIOU

Ioanna CULLETON

 

 

These are the parties that support coercive and discriminatory vaccination policies like No Jab No Pay/Play:

Labor

Liberals

Greens

Science Party

Australian Sex Party

Australian Progressives

The Cyclists party

Socialist Equality Party

Veterans Party

Nick Xenophon Team

Australian Liberty Alliance

Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party

Guide to all Senate candidates can be found here