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The mobbing of Riley Hughes’ family by anti-vaccination thugs

Yesterday, Mamamia published an article which outlined the thuggery of the anti-vaccination movement towards Mia Freedman and the family of Riley Hughes. Riley Hughes passed away from whooping cough, in March 2015. Since then his parents, Catherine and Greg, and … Continue reading

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Embedded in the hive-mind of the anti-vaccination ‘cult’

Okay, it is not strictly accurate to call the anti-vaccination movement a “cult”. One of the main features of a cult is the existence of a supreme leader; anti-vaccinationism is a many-headed beast, with many charismatic leaders – such as … 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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Beware the violent antis – Lismore Mayor physically assaulted – updated

This post originally published June 23 2015 Post substantially updated November 8 2015 The alternative health movement is  often perceived in the broader community as one which embraces love, light and unicorn tights. But, as anyone who has questioned an … Continue reading

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The despicable cruelty of the awful anti-vaccination movement – updated

This post was originally published on April 12 2015; then republished on the Mamamia sister-site Debrief Daily, on April 24 2015: The despicable cruelty of the anti-vaccination movement Post substantially updated on November 6 2015 There is a reason I … Continue reading

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The Australian Spinal Research Foundation – the infection of anti-vaccinationism

The Australian Spinal Research Foundation is an associated organisation of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia. The ASRF’s raison d’être is research. The main area of research would seem to be to prove that the chiropractic subluxation is a thing, which is … Continue reading

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Anti-vaccine nurses take note. You are on notice.

On June 3 2012 I wrote a post about a rather disturbing set of events pertaining to the harassment of a grieving family by a registered nurse. For background, I suggest reading the post:  Kerry Baker: Registered Nurse; AVN Supporter; … Continue reading

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Australian Senate praise for campaign against immunisation misinformation

Last night, in the Australian Senate, Senator Richard Di Natale praised the efforts of Toni and David McCaffery, who have honoured their baby daughter Dana’s short life by benefiting our whole community. The McCafferys lost their little girl to Pertussis. They … Continue reading

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Australian Vaccination Network still vilifying grieving parents

I’ve been holding off on doing this short post as I was giving the gutter-snarks of the anti-vaccination pressure group, the Australian Vaccination Network, the benefit of the doubt. I knew I was wrong to do so. And, yes, I … 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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