Qld Premier demands answers after anti-vaxxers ‘hijack’ Gold Coast school

A FURIOUS Queensland Premier has ordered her government to investigate how a group of anti-vaxxers managed to trick a Gold Coast school into letting them screen a movie promoting anti-vaccination.

The organisers allegedly told staff at Miami State High School that they were running an organic food seminar before switching on the film which linked vaccinations with autism on Tuesday night, stunning the audience.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the organisers had misled the school and has demanded Education Minister Kate Jones get to the bottom of the matter.


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“My initial advice is there has been some misrepresentation from that organisation to the school in question where they conveyed to the principal that they were to be conveying information about organic produce,” she said.

“I don’t think they were very clear in their purpose and I don’t think they should have been allowed to present in such a manner.”

Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls echoed the premier’s frustration, saying the movie is nothing more than dangerous “witch doctory and quakery”.

“It’s very concerning,” he said. “It’s just pseudo-science, it’s witch-doctory and it’s quackery.

“Anyone who saw what happened in the 1950’s with Polio would realise the huge public health benefits that widespread vaccination has delivered.”

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Kathy
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What a load of crap! Anyone attending that event had bought tickets knowing exactly what they were going to see! There was no stunning the audience with a surprise screening at all! Please discover the facts before printing such rubbish!

RCRoadtrain
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They didn’t “hijack” the school as claimed. All their paperwork was submitted, clearly showing it was the AVN that was showing a movie as for ‘anyone who saw what happened in the 50s’ you mean the ‘Cutter incident’ where hundreds of people got polio from the vaccination? Yeah, that’s a great example.

Narelle
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Narelle

Injecting babies with aborted fetus cells, aluminum compounds, formaldehyde, mercury derivatives and MSG and expecting them to be healthy sounds more like quackery, pseudo-science and witch-doctory to me. Maybe we should bring back blood-letting too? That’s the era that vaccines belong to!

Lynne
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Lynne

Watch the film yourself and then judge it instead of creating mass hysteria – its about the facts – CDC and corruption!
All the participants in the film have had their children vaccinated.
It’s a P.G. Rated documentary NOT p***, NOT blood, guts and violence, NOT about some celebrity flashing their bum crack, get a hold of yourselves. Idiots!

Juliette
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Juliette

How about this;
-be furious at the fact no one in the position of power is proactively fixing homelessness in our back yard.
– be furious at the abuse of power across so many industries

Do NOT be furious at freedom of speech and the right to inform.

Thomas
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Thomas

This article is more evidence that Australian media engages in propaganda rather than journalism, and that ALP/LNP politicians are puppets for the pharmaceutical industry. I am not “anti-vaccine” I am pro-choice. A government that dictates what should be injected into people is over stepping it’s jurisdiction and acting more like a Nazi regime than a free and open democracy. Ever heard of the Nuremberg Trials? “Just following orders” is no defence. VaXXed simply presented the facts and the evidence regarding the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. If you want to refute that then where are your facts and… Read more »

Vicky M
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Vicky M

Yes, I guess I’d be furious as well if all I cared about was pleasing industry and corporate interests (and thereby my livelihood). Absolutely appropriate response if your nation’s children are your last priority!