The complaint filed with the HCCC against the AVN by Ken McLeod and Toni & David MacCaffery has been upheld. While this is a big win for rationality the next question is will the AVN follow through with the ruling? Does the HCCC have teeth?
This reference was originally posted at the Vaccination Awareness and Information Service site and was made available by Ken Mcleod. It is available for public release. The attached file is the report.
MIME-Version: 1.0 Sender: gold [at] freelancers [dot] net [dot] nz Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 14:50:52 +1200 Subject: Regarding the AVN/Living Wisdom talk From: Gold gold [at] evolved [dot] net [dot] nz To: margaret [dot] allen [at] slwa [dot] wa [dot] gov [dot] au Cc: meryl meryl [at] avn [dot] org [dot] au Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Hello Mrs Allen, It's recently been brought to my attention by Meryl Dorey of the Living Wisdom news letter that the AVN are hosting a seminar at the State Library of Western Australia.
Earlier this week (April 6th, 2010) Meryl Dorey, of the Australian VaccinationAnti-Vaccination Network, sent out a complaint to her mail list. The complaint centered around the refusal to take advertising from them. The company that was approached is Copeland Publishing. They publish a series of free, localized magazines that would appeal to new mothers and mothers of young kids. Dorey's target audience to a tee.
The newsletter is long and full of spite, with a sprinkling of conspiracy and a dash of irony. The ironic thing is that Dorey plays the ethics card. This coming from a group that is actively spreading mis-information due to their own active ignorance of how science actually works.
Last night I had the unfortunate experience of attending one of Meryl Dorey's webinars on homeopathy and it's use in treating autism. There were a number of us ( @podblack, @dianne_, @bastardsheep, @fuzztwin and @joel_birch) in a skype back channel taking notes.