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Health Australia Party (HAP): Catherine Chan

Catherine Chan was the NSW State Secretary of the Health Australia Party (resigned after the 2016 federal election).
Chan is a naturopath with a background in nursing.
Previously operated a clinic and taught classes at Royal North Shore Hospital (reflexology, massage)

HAP: Anti-Vaccination

Health Australia Party doesn't have a specific policy addressing vaccination but it does reject being labelled "anti-vaccination". HAP released an Official Statement ''No Jab No Pay/Play Legislation, dated 2 April 2016, excerpts follow:
''Monitoring and reportage of adverse reactions is completely inadequate.''
''There is a lack of transparency around the dealings of pharmaceutical companies which appear to be largely exempt from Freedom of Information requests…''
''The selective and biased nature of some media activity is also a major concern, and needs to be addressed.''
''…and policy should reflect the very best in independent research, and with respect to established medical ethics such as the notion of 'informed consent'''.
A mealy-mouthed and disingenuous attempt to avoid the anti-vaccination label, if ever I saw one. The big-bad-evil-big-pharma controlling big-bad-evil-media gambit, along with a favourite anti-vaccination gambit of "informed consent".

In my opinion, if Health Australia Party wishes to avoid the anti-vaccination label, it needs to be specific in its views on vaccination. Which vaccinations would it recommend today? And why/why not? How can potential voters be assured that HAP will promote/support responsible public health policy in the event it ever wins a senate seat, when so many of its executive, advisory board, and senate candidates hold outrageous, ridiculous, and potentially dangerous views on vaccination?
Until HAP address these questions adequately, the anti-vaccination label is both fitting and richly deserved.

Catherine Chan: Anti-Vaccination

date: 8 November 2016

description:
Chan posts a link to an anti-vaccination article.

Chan [quote]:
''This is so scary''

linked material:
[title] Australia To Forcibly Vaccinate Citizens Via…

[content] Australia have approved the license application from Big Pharma company PaxVax that will allow them to intentionally release a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into Queensland, via chemtrails. The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) says that the vaccine qualifies as a limited…

[source] Your News Wire

date: 23 October 2016

description:
Chan shares an anti-vaccination post from The Free Thought Project

shared material:
[excerpt] ROB SCHNEIDER ABSOLUTELY DESTROYS MANDATORY VACCINATION ARGUMENTS

date: 14 October 2016

description:
Chan replies to a Facebook post containing an image that reads, ''I have an immune system - no vaccines needed''.

Chan [quote]:
''Great''

date: 12 October 2016

description:
Chan shares an anti-vaccination article from Wise Mind Healthy Body.

shared material:
[title] Carcinogens, Neurotoxisn, and…

[content] The flu season starts around October and peaks around February. At this time all of the pharmacies are starting to push flu shots on consumers without fully explaining the risks that come with their toxic ingredients.

[source] Wise Mind Healthy Body

date: 12 October 2016

description:
Chan posts a link to an anti-vaccination article.

Chan [quote]:
''Yes and here we go again more poisoning of society more cancer inducing problems to spend even more on and more chemicals to so called fix the side effects''
''wake up people you are all being treated like human laboratory animals''

linked material:
[title] Flu Vaccine Contains 25,000 Times More…

[content] In case you missed it, recent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab found…

[source] Organic and Healthy

date: 22 September 2016

description:
Chan shares an anti-vaccination article from Natural News that promotes the debunked vaccine-autism link.

shared material:
[image text]:
1983, 10 vaccines given to U.S. babies, autism rate 1 in 10,000
2008, 36 vaccines given to U.S. babies, autism rate 1 in 150
2013, 46 vaccines given to U.S. babies, autism rate 1 in 88

[content] Autism rates are rising just as the amount of vaccinations are increasing…

[source] Natural News

date: 9 September 2016

description:
Chan posts a link to an anti-vaccination article.

Chan [quote]:
''Long but heart felt honest and educational please read and pass along wake up to the truth of these chemicals''

linked material:
[title] How I Became Anti-Vaccine

[content] For several years, I was unsure. I felt caught between different sources of conflicting information that I thought to be credible. But I knew too much to believe what we were always told - th…

[source] Think Love Healthy

date: 7 September 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] Flu vaccine contains 25,000 times more…

[content] In case you missed it, recent lab tests conducted at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab found that seasonal flu vaccines, which are pushed on virtually everyone these days, including young babies, pregnant women and the elderly, contain outrageously high levels of neurotoxic mercury. Vials of batch…

[source] Living Traditionally

date: 29 August 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean…

[content] Dr. Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II adn Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the HPV vaccines.

[source] Australian National Review

date: 26 August 2016

description:
Chan posts a link to an anti-vaccination article.

Chan [quote]:
''So True read all the reports on this you could fill library's [sic] with the amount of evidence to show how damaging vaccines are''
''Yet they keep people dummed [sic] while making trillions for big Pharma''

linked material:
[title] Harvard Trained Immunologist Demolishes…

[content] The following open letter by a PhD Immunologist completely demolishes the current California legislative initiative to remove all vaccine exemptions. That such…

[source] Edgy Truth

date: 21 August 2016

description:
Chan posts a link to an anti-vaccination article, promoting the debunked vaccine-autism link.

Chan [quote]:
''Must watch and send in to all concerned''

linked material:
[title] NOW It's OFFICIAL: FDA Admits That Vaccines Can Cause Autism!

[content] The document published by The Food and Drug Administration listed Autism as one of the many severe side effects of the vaccines. The cough vaccine cannot be found on the market anymore. Its serum's insert gives…

[source] Health Mania

date: 28 July 2016

description:
Chan shares an anti-vaccination post from antivax activist and naturopath, Patricia Vandenberg-Smith.

Chan [quote]:
''This is criminal''

shared material:
[title] Billion Dollar Vaccines Industry Is Now Targeting Pregnant Women - Australian…

[content] According to Natural News, a vaccine for pregnant women to protect their babies will soon be devised by the vaccine industry.

[source] Australian National Review

date: 27 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] Gold Medalist Dies Of Cervical Cancer - After…

[content] Gold Medalist Dies of Cervical Cancer - After Being Vaccinated with Cervical Cancer Vaccine - Health Nut News

[source] Health Nut News

date: 15 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination post.

Chan [quote]:
''Oh yes David all on Facbook please watch and join in universal freedom against the pharma companies who inject our children with fossil fuels and call it science and protection wake up and open your minds this dvd will inform continue to learn and grow towards wholeness that empowers freedom of choice''
''Thank you''

shared material:
[title] We Want medical Freedom!

[content] David Wolfe calls for proper vaccine testing, meaning: double blind, placebo controlled, crossover studies that match the same high standards as all other pharm…

[source] Stop Mandatory Vaccination

date: 15 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] New Concerns about the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

[source] American College of Pediatricians

date: 11 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to anti-vaccination movie, 'Doctored'.

shared material:
[title] Doctored - The Movie (2013)(The…

[content] The Monopolization Of Our Medical System From the award winning producer who brought you On Native Soil comes a shocking new documentary on the…

date: 7 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] The Gardasil Vaccine After-Life: My Daughter is a Shadow of Her Former Self

[content] Before Gardasil my daughter was an outgoing, super…

[source] Vaccine Impact

date: 7 July 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] This Holistic MD Say No Vaccine is Safe and She Won't Be Silenced! - Health Nut News

[content] Suzanne Humphries says that no vaccine ever made has been safe…

[source] Erin at Health Nut News

date: 23 May 2016

description:
Facebook conversation between a facebook user and Catherine Chan.

content:
[user] ''hi Catherine Chan do you have a suggestion for my daughter who chose not to have her last high school vaccines. Is there a more natural replacement?''

Chan [reply]: ''The HPV vaccine has many side effects and does NOT protect her''
''The girls who were vaccinated 10 years ago now have papilloma virus caused from early sexual partners thinking they were safe using natural essential oils in bases or sprites can keep the area clean and free if virus and fungus that lead to problems''
''As well condoms if they choose to have sex and the worst culprit of all for cervical cancer and most woman's breast cancer is the pill''
''Facts are all there. Good luck''

date: 21 May 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination post.

shared material:
[title] VACCINES KILL PEOPLE
VACCINES PERMANENTLY INJURE PEOPLE!

[content] This happens so often that the mainstream media can't ignore it!

Stand up against this eugenics campaign that is designed to destroy humanity!

Stand up and fight for the innocent people who are being killed and permanently injured by this evil depopulation program!

JOIN THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, TODAY!

[source] Bring Down the Government

date: 12 May 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] Mom Says She Is Giving Child Same…

[content] A pro-vaccine mom threatens to call CPS when another mom post that she is giving her child vaccine ingredients without naming vaccines.

[source] Truth Kings

date: 4 May 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination organisation, the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN).

shared material:
[title] Joining forces in Atlanta | Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network Inc.

[content] On Friday the 22nd of April, I found myself sitting - quite unexpectedly and in a state of great excitement - on a plane headed to the United States. The members of the Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN) had provided me… Read more >

[source] Australian Vaccination-skeptics Network (AVN)

date: 26 February 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination post, promoting the Health Australia Party.

Chan [quote]:
''Hi all please look up the new political party who will give a voice to all concerned parents about examining all substances and revealing the truth about our land air and food contaminations''
''As well as drug abuse with the pharmaceutical industry''
''Please vote for the Health Australia Party look up Andrew Patterson and Judith Cook''

shared material:
[title] AVN Investigations to stop No Jab No Pay/ No Play Advance

[content - excerpt from AVN newsletter, redacted]

[source] No Jab No Pay No Way - Freedom of Choice

date: 21 February 2016

description:
Chan shares a link to an anti-vaccination article.

shared material:
[title] Lead Developer of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It's All A Giant…

[content] Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She…

[source] Australian National Review

date: 14 October 2015

description:
Chan posting a HPV vaccine scare-mongering comment.

Chan [quote]:
''Have you been reading about the latest deaths in India when 11 of 46 girls died after being given the HPV vaccines ages were 12-15 years so shocking and to date vaccinated girls are still getting the hPV virus from too early sexual encounters ''

description:
From Chan's business website, promoting a link to anti-vaccination website, Vaccination News. Link was added in November 2010.

[content] Vaccination News is published in order to provide a wide range of news and views on vaccinations and vaccination policy.

description:
From Chan's business website, promoting links to anti-vaccination articles by Mercola. Links were added in November 2010.

[content]: Stay informed of all sides on the latest medical news and health information. By Dr Joseph Mercola
[redacted: links to articles, including 3 anti-vaccination articles]