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#1 Feral Alpacas

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

In the news today.

http://mobile.news.com.au/breaking-news/na...9-1226537406620

#2 Hayleymumof3

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Nawww you beat me to it.  

although her blog response is a bit of a laugh.

http://avn.org.au/2012/12/government-puts-...-and-the-truth/

#3 Betty_D

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

Great news. Their choice of name (let alone their policies etc) has always irked me. Such a misleading name.



#4 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

About time. Why would they even call themselves the Australian Vaccination Network when they a so anti vaccination? Bizarre.

I had no idea they were so opposed to vaccination until I went on their FB page when I was seeking some information on vaccinations.

#5 HeroOfCanton

Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (hayleymumof3 @ 15/12/2012, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nawww you beat me to it.  

although her blog response is a bit of a laugh.

http://avn.org.au/2012/12/government-puts-...-and-the-truth/

haha, the picture they've used is appropriate though, looks like a toddler stomping their feet in a tantrum!

#6 Azadel

Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

I used to be ambivalent about the AVN and vaccination in general. It was they themselves who turned me, when they advertised "holistic" treatments  for cancer and advocated avoiding medical treatment.

Good news, this. They can go fork themselves.

#7 ASDivine

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

I saw this in this mornings newspaper. Great news!

#8 Jekaho

Posted 15 December 2012 - 05:11 PM

If only you could order it to cease to exist as well!

#9 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Sooo....

I read the first letter, which basically said "getting lots of complaints that your name doesn't reflect your activities and is misleading, please give reasons why we shouldn't order you to change it".

I read the second letter, which basically said "youz are all biatches, and we are just poor parents having fun discussing vaccinated related issues and we don't have to change cuz you sez so". Not a single sentence devoted to explaining that the name of the organisation is NOT misleading, as required by the Government.

Third letter, basically says "thanks for that, um, as you didn't explain why you shouldn't have to change your name, we are ordering you to change your name or we'll deregister you, thanx, the Gov'mint." Wtth a lengthy explanation of how to appeal, should they get their sh*t together and come up with a coherent explanation of why their name isn't really misleading and stuff.

Blog sez, "they iz nasty bully boyz who are treating us unfairly because we are all about the vaxinashunz and stuff, and people haz a right to know that you don't need to get vaxxed."

Australia 1:  Anti-vax nutters 0

#10 ubermum

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:28 PM

QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 16/12/2012, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Third letter, basically says "thanks for that, um, as you didn't explain why you shouldn't have to change your name, we are ordering you to change your name or we'll deregister you, thanx, the Gov'mint." Wtth a lengthy explanation of how to appeal, should they get their sh*t together and come up with a coherent explanation of why their name isn't really misleading and stuff.


They won't get their sh*t together in order to appeal. Not having her sh*t together is Meryl Dorey's MO. The AVN's financial records are in a shambles and they can't even put out more than one publication per year. Their members are promised 6 copies of their magazine as part of their membership. She's way too busy banning people who dare to post peer reviewed evidence refuting their lies on their facebook page; whinging about the Australian skeptics and the Stop the AVN group and; making tin foil hats.

It looks like the nutbags have lost this round.

#11 EBeditor

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:39 AM

http://www.essentialbaby.com.au/baby/baby-...1219-2bmc8.html

Time to change their name to the anti-vaccination network

#12 Hayleymumof3

Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:23 PM

AVN media release about it.

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs082/1...0527399802.html

QUOTE
A member of the Australian media has contacted the AVN to say that an unnamed group of medicos in Melbourne has started lobbying the government to force the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) Inc. to change its name.

According to the journalist, this group claims that the name - Australian Vaccination Network - is misleading.

"We are Australians; we are concerned with the issue of vaccination; and we are a network of thousands of individuals working together and with other organisations both here in Australia and overseas to ensure that freedom of choice and health rights are maintained. It is not up to a third party to say what we can and cannot call ourselves. The last time I checked, Australia was still a democracy. Will they be coming for our books next?" asked Meryl Dorey, AVN President.

"One has to wonder about the priorities of these doctors who are lobbying for the government to force a name change on a small organisation composed of health professionals, concerned health consumers and the families of vaccine-injured children while between 18,000 and 54,000 Australians are being killed every year by their treatments and mistakes.


Taken from the above link.

#13 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Wow, accuracy isn't her strong point, is it? roll2.gif

#14 IamzFeralz

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Great news! original.gif  Not much to ask for an organization to be clear about its agenda is it?

#15 purplekitty

Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 19/12/2012, 07:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think I've ever seen so many conspiracy theories in a single media release before.
They haven't encountered a conspiracy theory yet they don't like.

Hopefully this will further reduce their ability to spread misinformation.
Now that the media has fallen out of love with them and "tell both sides of the debate" ,things can only get better.





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