Vaccine policy of Australia against human rights
Whilst the Australian Government states ‘vaccination in Australia is not compulsory’ the government is using financial incentives (coercion) and employment to remove the ‘free choice’ of Australians to use vaccines. There are requirements in place in some Australian workplaces that mandate recommended vaccines for individuals to be employed in these institutions. The Government has also linked $2,100 in welfare benefits to parents who ‘fully vaccinate’ their children. This requires 11 vaccines (24 doses) in the first year of an infant’s life when their body systems are still developing. If parents choose not to vaccinate or to selectively vaccinate, they are required to get a conscientious objector’s form signed by their doctor to claim this welfare benefit. In some states, this is also needed for enrolment in childcare centres. However, doctors are being told by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) that they are not legally obliged to sign these forms. Yet the Australian Government states (22nd April 2013):
‘…there is nothing in any of these (Health) Acts or in regulations or legislative instruments under them, which compels a person to accept administration of the vaccines provided’
So why are health professionals and students in health courses being informed they may lose their jobs or degrees in Australia if they do not vaccinate? And why is a welfare benefit of $2,100 being linked to the need for a doctor’s signature (and “fully” vaccinating your child) if there are no regulations in the government Health Act to make this medical procedure compulsory? This is removing our rights in a discriminatory manner and this is occurring in Australia even though the government states that vaccination is not compulsory. Our right to freely choose vaccines needs to be a protected attribute in the a Human Rights and Anti-discrimination Bill. This is necessary because the public is accepting vaccines without being informed of the ingredients of vaccines or fully informed about the way vaccines are tested and monitored.
The book – Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed Biased Science and Coercive Governments Threaten our Human Rights, Our Health and Our Children’ demonstrates the global concern that exists regarding governments removing our human right to bodily integrity without providing evidence for the necessity for doing so. It also discusses the protection that has been given to the pharmaceutical industry by removing all liability from pharmaceutical companies for any harm that is caused by a vaccine. This is why the US set up a Vaccine Injury Compensation Scheme in 1986 that has now paid out billions of dollars to thousands of vaccine damaged children. However, most countries do not have a vaccine injury compensation scheme and there is no compensation for most vaccine damaged children. Here is a link to the experimental nature of vaccines.
The injection of substances into the human body is an individual’s choice and if people are being refused jobs, welfare benefits or places in schools then this discrimination is infringing on our human right to choose what we inject into our own bodies – our right to bodily integrity. The current Health Act does not have ‘regulations or legislation’ to compel anyone to accept vaccines and the current discrimination in Australia on the basis of vaccination status is unlawful. A clause needs to be included in a Human Rights and Anti-discrimination bill to ensure that our right to choose a medical procedure in public health policies is protected. Here is a link to theletters I have written to the Australian Government and Human Rights Commission about vaccination policies.
Protest against the Australian Governments new social welfare legislation proposed for January 2016. This is a human rights issue and not a pro- or anti-vaccination debate. The government’s new social welfare policy breaches the Nuremberg Code (1948) and the Geneva Declaration (Physician’s oath) that are adopted in the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Code of Ethics. It also violates the International Covenant on Economic and Cultural and Social RightsICECSR Please take a stand to protect our human rights by attending the protest in your capital city on September 20 2015. Here is a link to the promotion for the Event Flyer.