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Anti-vaccine Group Ordered to Change Name

Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: The Organic Gourmet | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anti-vaccine Group Ordered to Change Name

AVN Ordered to Change NameOur least favourite getup group, the Australian Vaccination Network has again been ordered to change its name, after losing an appeal against a ruling that its current name is misleading.

The New South Wales Administrative Decisions Tribunal has upheld a ruling by the state’s Fair Trading department that the anti-vaccination group’s current name could mislead the public.

The AVN can elect to make a further appeal against the ruling, but Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts has warned the organisation risks a hefty legal bill because the department will seek legal costs.

“The AVN must change its name now,” Mr Roberts said.

The Australian Vaccination Network, which is clearly an anti-vaccine soapbox,  claims to be a lobby and support group that promotes health choices. However, the New South Wales Fair Trading Department maintains that the groups name is intentionally misleading, saying the group “is in fact, an anti-vaccination group.”

The Australian Medical Association was among those that complained to Fair Trading about the AVN’s name :: Read the full article »»»»