The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN – not to be confused with the Adult Video Network) has been stripped of its status as a charitable organization on account that it’s, you know, not really a charitable organization but just anti-vaccination propaganda distribution center.
Well, the official reason is that the Australian Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) found the organization’s appeals to have not been in good faith. You see, as I’d written about several months ago, the AVN was ordered to post a disclaimer on their website telling visitors that the site should not be read as medical advice and that the site is not an objective source on vaccines but rather is ideologically determined to oppose vaccination.
But you see, Meryl Dorey and her organization chose to ignore that ruling and not advertise their bias. Soooo, that brings us to today, when the New South Wales Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) revoked the AVN’s charitable status on the grounds it had failed to publish the recommended disclaimer.
“This has led to appeals not being conducted in good faith,” the office says in a letter sent to the AVN.
“The organisation’s website is misleading in that it may lead people making donations to believe they are donating to a cause which promotes vaccination, whereas the organisation adopts an anti-vaccination position.”
This all follows copyright infringement charges made against the organization a month and a half ago.
Suffice it to say, this has not been a good year for Meryl Dorey and her Orwellian “Ministry of Truth.” And unfortunately for Ms. Dorey, this is only the beginning as we will take apart her organization piece by piece. The blood of Dana McCaffery and possibly other infants is on her hands, and we’ll make sure she never forgets it.
- I’m dancing on the grave of Meryl Dorey’s charitable status (hjhop.blogspot.com)
- Anti-vaccination group loses status (news.theage.com.au)
- Meryl Dorey, meet Orac (scienceblogs.com)
- The AVN falsehoods keep on a-comin’ (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
- Anti-vaccination website poses public health risk (newscientist.com)
- Health Commission Issues Public Warning regarding Aussie Anti-Vaccination group (seantheblogonaut.com)