Tag Archives: Australia

On Climate Change and Science Denialism

Last week, three major climate-related events occurred. South Africa’s interior suffered under a heatwave. Australia was struck by a heatwave so intense that flying foxes fell out of trees dead as the heat had literally cooked their brains. In addition, … Continue reading

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The crackdown begins

The subheading of the Vox article says it all. Countries like Italy and Australia are tired of measles outbreaks — so they’re moving to fine anti-vaccine parents. The article reports that Australia and several European countries are fed up with … Continue reading

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Australia pisses off antivaxxers

It’s official. Australia has decided that people who don’t vaccinate will not be eligible to claim certain rebates. Update The religious exemption has also been tightened. From now on, only Christian Scientists will be eligible for the religious exemption.

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We’re winning the fight

A lot can change in five years. Five years ago to the day, Andrew Wakefield’s GMC hearing was still underway, Jenny McCarthy was supporting antivaccine lies, and people were seriously doubting the safety of the MMR vaccine. How things have … Continue reading

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