The Church of Anti-vax in Australia

How convenient!

Anti-vax parents may join ‘dubious’ church.

An anti-vaccination group is encouraging parents to circumvent the NSW government’s crackdown on unvaccinated children by joining a “dubious” religious organisation.

“The tenets of this church absolutely oppose forced medication including vaccination,” the AVN says on its website.

NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson has questioned the credentials of the church.

“The credentials of the Church of Conscious Living as a genuine religious organisation are completely dubious – yet its members will be able to use it to gain an exemption,” he said.

Unvaccinated children will be banned from childcare and childcare centre operators will face fines of $4,000 if inspectors discover they are caring for children who don’t have proof of vaccination, under new state laws.

But the legislation, introduced to parliament on Wednesday morning, leaves the door open for parents objecting to vaccinations on religious or medical grounds.

That’s a pretty big loophole to just ignore especially when the anti-vax group formerly known as the AVN is behind the scheme.

For more on the AVN and their infamous history, see here. It may be the church of “conscious” living but their agenda is certainly unconscionable.

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  5 comments for “The Church of Anti-vax in Australia

  1. May 29, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    This was actually a lot longer coming than I expected.

  2. One Eyed Jack
    May 29, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Yet one more reason religion is complete bollocks.

  3. Graham
    May 29, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    Interestingly the main ‘Woo’ (Psychics, Biodynamics, Wellness) expos they hold in Australia are called ‘The Conscious Living Expo’, I wonder what the links between that and the ‘Church’ are?

  4. Luke
    May 29, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    This is getting mainstream coverage from the news outlets here in Australia, so they are probably hurting their cause by doing this. B.T.W. the media has been unambiguously against the AVN in the last month or so.

  5. Adam
    May 30, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Religion should not be a defence when it concerns public health.

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