Recently the film ‘Vaxxed; From Cover-up to Catastrophe’ has been touring Australia to sell out crowds as parents discover the fraudulent science that the Australian Medical Association (AMA) is using to claim that the link between vaccines and autism is discredited.

In addition, Michael Gannon, the AMA president, stated in the media (channel 10) on 21 May 2017 that:
the Health Department was spending a lot of time disproving the quack theories about the risks of vaccines’.

This statement is untrue and it is disrespectful to parents because the Health Department is ignoring the skyrocketing autism in Australian children that correlates directly with the MMR vaccine and the expanding vaccination schedule – a schedule that is not designed by the Australian government.

In my No Jab No Play rally speech in WA on 28 May 2017 I call for Michael Gannon to step down from his position with the AMA (at 31.41 mins in the speech). This is because he is dismissing parents valid concerns about vaccines as ‘quack theories’. This is contrary to evidence-based medicine and his role in promoting public health in the community.

My PhD thesis is published on the University of Wollongong (UOW) website and it describes the undone science in government vaccination policies. This lack of hard evidence is allowing government’s to claim that vaccines are ‘safe and effective’ – instead of using definitive proof.

When Australian Doctors speak up in support of the medical literature that shows the risks of vaccines they are threatened with de-registration from their professional body. Recently Dr. John Piesse publicly supported parents who do not want to vaccinate their children. He stated:

This is a matter of principle. You have got a public health policy which is causing harm’.

This doctor is now under investigation by the Australian Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) instead of being allowed to debate the science. The AMA is dismissing the science as ‘anti-vaccination’ instead of encouraging debate. How can public health be protected if the science showing the risk of vaccines is ignored and not included in the debate?

This is a crime against humanity if the AMA is mandating, with coercive measures, a medical intervention that is harming the population and doing so without allowing doctors to debate the science. Australia is now using the terrorism laws to ban parents with autistic children from discussing the science.

Community health is at risk with the No Jab No Pay/Play laws (and they have not been justified to the public) and Michael Gannon has not explained why the AMA is ignoring the medical risks of vaccination by implementing these laws.

Sweden has rejected the adoption of coercive and mandatory vaccination policies because of the known health risks of vaccines and also because of the influence of the pharmaceutical companies in marketing their own research to the public and politicians.

So can Michael Gannon explain why the Australian population is different to Sweden or is it time for AHPRA to investigate the false and misleading information being provided by Dr. Michael Gannon and Dr. John Cunningham to doctors, politicians and the media?

Dr. Judy Wilyman