Category Archives: Pertussis

A Very Vaccine Free Australian Christmas 2015

Anti-vaccination activists in the secret Facebook group, Vaccine Free Australia, decided they would share some of their favourite one-liners which they use when family members harass, vilify and bully them at Christmas time. Deana Nichols kicked off the November 30 … Continue reading

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Antivaxers Gone Wild – meet “The Unreasonable Wank”!

Post updated December 22 2015: After a very quick search it has been established that the owner of the “Bernie Smith” account is Ollie Dutchie, the partner of Giselle Kara Vles, both of Brighton, Victoria. Their real names are Olivier … Continue reading

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Whooping cough claims another life in NSW

It is with sadness that we hear of the death of another infant from Pertussis, in New South Wales. There are many silent tears being shed, right now, for this family. The Australian Medical Association (NSW) have issued the following press … Continue reading

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Help us reinstate free Whooping Cough boosters for pregnant mums

Following the pattern of other Australian States, the NSW Government recently scrapped the provision of free Whooping Cough boosters for expecting mothers. This is a mistake. From July 15, new mums will have to organise and pay for the booster … Continue reading

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Meryl Dorey: staying callous since 1997

By now anyone who has been following the campaign against the anti-vaccination organisation, the Australian Vaccination Network, and its leader Meryl Dorey, would be aware of the sheer callousness she displays towards grieving families. Only two days ago Dorey’s callousness … Continue reading

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“I never have and never will harass or hurt a grieving parent” – Meryl Dorey

I have been sitting on this upsetting story for over two and a half years. For reasons of delicacy and confidentiality this story has remained untold, until now. As most of you would already be aware, the McCaffery Family has … Continue reading

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“Supposedly”

Supposedly. I can’t think of an innocuous word which has garnered more revulsion than “supposedly”. In the microcosm which is the battle against anti-vaccination misinformation , “supposedly” attracts more attention than any single word should: this single word is the … Continue reading

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The Astonishing Mister Michael R Jensen: homeopath

You know the line: I am rarely shocked by anything any more… Well, tonight I witnessed such an act of intellectual bastardry that I’m still aghast as I type. I’ll be brief. Tonight ABC Television’s 730 program aired an awesome … Continue reading

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Meryl Dorey misinforming Brisbane on 4BC: “a poor choice of talent”

On January 18 2012, Meryl Dorey appeared on the Gary Hardgrave Drive Program on Brisbane radio station 4BC. Dorey was invited on to the program by an unwitting producer who wasn’t aware of the list of indiscretions of Meryl Dorey … Continue reading

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