Final nail in the coffin for the AVN?

Anti-vaccination group stripped of status

A CONTROVERSIAL NSW-based anti-vaccination group has been stripped of its charitable status after the state government found its appeals had not been conducted in good faith.

The Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) was ordered in July to publish a disclaimer on its website stating the group was anti-vaccination and its material shouldn't be read as medical advice.

On Thursday, the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) revoked the group's charitable status on the grounds it had failed to publish the disclaimer as recommended by the Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC).

"This has led to appeals not being conducted in good faith," the office says in a letter sent to the AVN.

"The organisation's website is misleading in that it may lead people making donations to believe they are donating to a cause which promotes vaccination, whereas the organisation adopts an anti-vaccination position."

Read more at The Australian

Personally I think this couldn't have happened to a more deserving individual.

This should be the final nail. It's difficult to see how Meryl is going to get out of this one.

The entertaining thing about this is that on the same day this was announced she immediately put out a newsletter begging for more donations.

For someone often claiming "Thinking is real" she seems to have a distinct lack of ability to think about her actions and their consequences.

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In addition, while I can't

In addition, while I can't quite remember where I saw it (Millenium Project?) apparently one of the board for AVN is a qualified lawyer. They've got no excuses whatsoever for this, it's not that hard to comply with the regulations covering charities. I really hope that this demonstrates to all just how untrustworthy this organisation is.