Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fraud Complaint against AVN

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Fraud Complaint against AVN

Article excerpt

AUSTRALIAN Vaccination Network president Meryl Dorey said efforts to stop the work of her organisation only steel her resolve.

Last week a complaint was lodged by a member of Stop the AVN (SAVN) with the Minister of Racing George Souris, who is responsible for licensing of registered charities, alleging the anti-vaccination group was committing fraud by collecting donations under false pretences.

The AVN is appealing for donations to help oppose compulsory vaccination in Australia.

SAVN claims that appealing for and collecting donations for a government policy which does not exist constitutes fraud.

In response Ms Dorey accused SAVN of libel, claiming vaccination in Australia was compulsory.

aThere is compulsory vaccination in Australia. It exists for health professionals,a Ms Dorey said.

According to NSW Health's vaccination health policy, health employees are able to conscientiously object to vaccination, but must be deployed to areas where they pose no risk to vulnerable patients. …

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