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.”