Topic: Stop the Australian (Anti)Vaccination Network Campaign Update
Speaker: Ken McLeod
Ken McLeod joined 'Stop the Australian (Anti)Vaccination Network (https://www.facebook.com/stopavn)' July 2009. 20 years in Air Traffic Control, 10 years in ATC and Search And Rescue management, on 2 UN committees, retired to work as a researcher for 2 Senators, now living an idyllic lifestyle on the NSW South Coast. Retirement led to whistleblowing, which led to Senate enquiries and 1 4Corners program. Having learned from all that how to stir, wrote articles for "Australian Skeptic" magazine, then submitted the first complaint to HCCC, and then to OLGR, ATO, OFT, ABC, and various other acronyms.
Those complaints have led to all sorts of problems for the AVN: financial audits, cancellation of their charity licence, an order to change their name, court cases, and more, which will be revealed. Ken is now one of the leaders of the group 'Stop the Australian (Anti)Vaccination Network (https://www.facebook.com/stopavn)'.
Ken was praised in the Australian Senate for the campaign, and the AVN was condemned in the Senate who passed a motion that the AVN disband. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzZirSrbWQ )
This event is a replacement for Launceston Skeptics in the Pub (I) - Thursday, April 3, 2014.
Jin-oh Choi (http://meetup.launcestonskeptics.com/members/7341789/), President
Launceston Skeptics Inc.
info [at] launcestonskeptics [dot] com