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Australia’s Draconian Vaccine Laws and Game of Thrones

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The noose is tightening around the necks of Australian parents and enlightened physicians when it comes to vaccination. If you are a parent and disagree with the government’s increasingly draconian mandatory vaccination laws, you may face severe financial and social sanctions.

For a long time now, I’ve been hearing about this TV phenomenon called the Game of Thrones,1 so I recently decided to see for myself what all the fuss was about. In the last two weeks, I’ve binged and managed to view all seven seasons—67 episodes. I’m hooked. The draconian code of conduct and graphic violence is disturbing but, fortunately (or unfortunately), you get used to it, and it’s vastly outweighed by the production quality of the series and gripping storylines. Besides, it’s fictional, right?

But not so in Australia, where the government’s vaccination policies and laws have become intolerably oppressive. That situation is truly draconian in so many ways, and the frightening stories coming out Australia have no redeeming value. Plus, it is real and there’s just no getting used to it or away from it.

In Australia, the government has implemented a vaccination policy of “no jab, no pay.” This means that parents who do not vaccinate their children can have up to $15,000 in childcare welfare and tax credit payments withheld from them as a way to financially punish them and coerce them into submitting to vaccination without their voluntary informed consent. Even parents who “conscientiously object to vaccination for philosophical or religious reasons are also not able to collect the payments.”2 3 4

Such a draconian tactic is sometimes referred to as offering “financial incentives,”3 but to many of those targeted it must feel a lot like persecution.

According to Australia’s Department of Health, “The Australian government believes there is no excuse for parents who, without a valid medical reason, choose not to immunize their children.”3 Of course, what is not up for discussion is that, according to public health officials, there are almost no “valid” medical reasons for not vaccinating a child.5

Consistent with this mindset, Australia has eliminated all religious exemptions to vaccination.

Now, the only way for a child to legally forego vaccines in the country is on medical grounds. Among the reasons a child can gain exemption are the onset of a brain disease within the first seven days after a previous vaccination, an allergy to a preservative or antibiotic ingredient present in the vaccines, “unstable neurological disease” and “immediate severe acute allergic or anaphylactic reaction after any previous vaccination,” according to the qualifying form.6

Earlier this year, Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced that he would encourage states in his country to adopt laws that would ban children that have not been vaccinated from enrolling in preschools and childcare centers.7 8 States like South Australia are already considering fining schools that would not comply with such laws—up to $30,000.9

Last month, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) suggested withholding funding from schools that do not actively promote vaccinating students.10

The noose is tightening around the necks of Australian parents and enlightened physicians when it comes to vaccination. If you are a parent and disagree with the government’s increasingly draconian mandatory vaccination laws, you may face severe financial and social sanctions. If you are a compassionate physician in Australia, who follows the time-honored physician’s oath of “First, do no harm” and helps parents obtain vaccine exemptions for their children, you can become a target for sanctions, too.

Referring to three doctors currently under investigation by the Victorian Health Department and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for helping families obtain exemptions to vaccination, Australia’s Minister of Health Greg Hunt promised:

If it is accurate that there are registered doctors who are advocating an anti-vaccination position, then they will have the full force of the authorities come down on them. But let us be absolutely clear, there will be no sympathy, none at all from the government if the authorities take the strongest possible decisions.”11

Hunt warned, “[I]f there are other doctors out there preaching anti-vaccination positions, then we will find them.”12

It is ominous that doctors are threatening and hunting down fellow doctors to punish them for exercising professional judgment and conscience when it comes to vaccination. It is like so many scenes from Game of Thrones, in which those who refuse to “bend the knee” to the “rightful” heir to the Iron Throne, are mercilessly hunted down and punished.

It is hard to believe that what is happening in Australia is very real and not fiction.


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12 Responses to Australia’s Draconian Vaccine Laws and Game of Thrones

  1. sally Reply

    September 3, 2017 at 5:14 am

    correction. the only exemption now allowed is for severe anaphalactic reaction, and then only exemption to the causative vaccine. however, they have set up centres where allergic people can still be vaccinated and revived, if necessary.

  2. Colorado Reply

    September 1, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Marco, another well written article, but I beg to disagree with some of the premise. Yes the government should not utilize money and power to force a personal choice. But from that point forward, the popular understanding of the problem at hand is flawed. Why do governments exist? To protect liberties. They are not supposed to exist with a primary function to tax and control. We The People. It would seem to me the problem is the people in this region allowed themselves to be governed under a usury fee based system where they are taxed without representation. Child care credits, tax credits? Thinking of the issue along those lines, how about less taxes and fewer subsidies, a return to free markets with fair instead of controlled pricing balance, eliminating that problem all together. Summing up how corrupt governments work is easy; If it moves tax it, if it keeps moving regulate it, if it stops moving subsidize it. We don’t ask the governments to respect our rights, we demand it or we replace them.

  3. Paul Thomas MD Reply

    September 1, 2017 at 8:16 am

    This is coming to a State near you right here in the “Land of the Free” if we do not wake up America. We simply must fight for our right to medical freedom, and informed consent. What is done to our bodies is a right that no government should take away.

    • Elise Buchanan Reply

      September 3, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Dr. Thomas…what steps can individuals take in the US to prevent what has happened in Australia?

      • Colorado Reply

        September 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

        I’ve got this. Support the premier group fighting the lobbyists whom work tirelessly on behalf of big pharma. The group that originated this news publication.
        Scroll down to fully understand the scope of this lobbying effort. In other countries this would be called bribery.
        Pay attention to the dates, they update the page regularly.
        https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx

  4. TeeJae Reply

    September 1, 2017 at 8:16 am

    So, let me get this straight. In order to get a medical exemption, one has to have already been injured by a vaccine… which is what the exemption is trying to PREVENT. !?!?!

    This whole thing is horrifying. We CANNOT allow this to happen in the US!

    • Colorado Reply

      September 6, 2017 at 11:10 am

      Well then use the power of the purse. Boycott everything bayer, monsanto, merc, big pharma, don’t get your flue shot, eat organic, live a chemical free life as much as possible, spread the nvic material around to friends and families. There is no greater objection than absence. There is no greater free market force than a boycott. There is no greater messenger than the power of the press. Offset the for sale media with your own informational awareness and sound presentation of the facts. I like to turn to the; It’s an ethical argument for us. Until these companies can accept the free market principals of choice, we refuse to give them a dollar, whether we like their products or not. To purchase voluntarily is free market capitalism. To be forced to purchase is socialism. Clear as day, cut and dry. Liberty first.

  5. Erwin Alber Reply

    August 31, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you for this excellent write-up about the sordid state of affairs in Australia Marco!

    Also check out this web page:

    http://www.vaccinationinformationnetwork.com/a-modern-day-witch-hunt-in-australia/

  6. Buffet Reply

    August 31, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I’d like to see them sissies try to stick a needle in me!

    • Erwin Alber Reply

      August 31, 2017 at 11:46 pm

      If this mandatory vaccination nonsense isn’t stopped in its tracks, enforced vaccination for adults is likely to be next. You may not be able to travel or to hold a job without complying with the government-mandated vaccine poisoning schedule for adults.

      • Anne McHaggis Reply

        September 4, 2017 at 10:35 am

        I have read that in Australia, nurses (healthcare workers)who refuse have an annual flu vaccine will not be permitted to work.

        • Colorado Reply

          September 6, 2017 at 11:12 am

          An interesting but orwellian approach to language use. Companies whom try and force their working staff against their will, will soon find themselves not able to product products or provide services for customers because they do not have an adequate working staff. It’s a free market choice.

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