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Health Australia Party (HAP): Ed Stattmann

Ed Stattmann is the Treasurer of the Health Australia Party.

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.

Ed Stattmann: Anti-Vaccination

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Facebook Posts/Comments

date: 23 June 2016

description: Stattmann shares an anti-vaccination graphic

shared material:
[content] ''If an infant needs one vaccine that is 100% safe and effective - that would be breast milk. Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD immunologist''

[source] GreenMedInfo

date: 21 June 2016

description: Stattmann shares a link to an anti-vaccination article

shared material:
[title] ''Taking a Stand: 22,000 Nurses Refuse…''

[content] ''by Christina Sarich If you are a nurse in the US and refuse the flu vaccine (one the CDC has even admitted doesn't always work, largely due to fast mutations and too slow of production) then you have to wear a face mask while on duty. Despite the fact that multiple studies…''

[source] Healthy Holistic Living

date: 18 June 2016

description: Stattmann shares an anti-vaccination video interview by the producers of the anti-vaccination movie Vaxxed

[source] VaXism

date: 17 June 2016

description: Stattmann shares an anti-vaccination post defending notorious anti-vaccination campaigner, Andrew Wakefield

shared material (excerpt):
''For anyone who has ever felt it necessary to call Dr. Andrew Wakefield a fraud, a liar, an attention seeker or a quack; it's obvious you've never met this man. For anyone who has ever accused him of being an attention seeking liar, it's immediately clear to me that you've never spent a single second in the same room as Andy.''

''This did not start because he was looking for a fight. As a world-renowned gastroenterologist he knew literally NOTHING about autism when this entire debacle started. His children aren't vaccine injured and he'd learned nothing about autism in medical school.''

''He is a man who encountered a startling truth by listening to the concerns of a patient. He is a man who did his job - a physician who listened to his patient, even when it didn't make sense to him. A doctor with the ultimate goal of helping a child with severe gastrointestinal issues get well.''

''This man has been traveling nonstop. He has been traveling the country to help save our children. He's trying to empower parents to do their research before making potentially life-altering decisions for their children. He's encouraging parents to contact senators, congressmen, and politicians to try to get the truth heard. He is telling them EXACTLY where to go, what to do, and who to talk in order to demand change.''

[source] Kari Bundy

date: 16 June 2016

description: Stattmann shares an anti-vaccination graphic

shared material:
[content] ''I want the media to be held accountable for the weeks and weeks of covering a measles outbreak at Disneyland, terrifying people when only 644 people were affected. That's .000002% of the people in this country which effectively translates to zero, when one in 45 kids is now diagnosed with autism. I'd like the media to explain why it won't cover the story of a top CDC scientist who admits they committed fraud on the MMR study when they discovered a causal link between the vaccine and autism, a disease that is accelerating so fast it could spell the end of our society.
Del Bigtree, Vaxxed.''

[source] TruthKings

date: 13 May 2016

description: Stattmann shares a link to an anti-vaccination article about whooping cough by antivax campaigner and doula, Kelly Winder

linked material:
[content] ''Whooping cough is a scary thought for parents and parents-to-be. If you have a baby on the way, here are some facts and tips about whooping cough.''

[source] Belly Belly

date: 8 May 2016

description: Stattmann shares an anti-vaccination post containing a newsletter by anti-vaccination campaigner, July Wilyman, from an anti-vaccination group, while pushing the Big Pharma gambit and promoting HAP as the only political party that can stop lethal concoctions being injected directly into the blood streams of our children.

Stattmann [quote]:
''People of Australia,
Vaccine research is funded by large corporates with a conflict of interest that are absolved of any liability by our government. These corporations can and do create and promote all sorts of potentially lethal concoctions to be injected directly into the blood streams of our children. In my view, this has got to stop. The power to change this rests with you. The only political party that I know that seems to have a conscience in this area is Health Australia Party (HAP). If you or your children have been vaccine injured, you are considered an alternative health practitioner or rely on alternative health practitioners, please consider voting for HAP in the upcoming election and help stop this madness.''

shared material:
[content] ''When an academic questions Australian vaccine policy… A must read…'' [redacted for length].

[source] Conscientious Objectors Wont Be Bribed OR Coerced

date: 28 February 2016

description: Facebook comment by Stattmann

Stattmann [quote]:
''Mandated vaccinations; the epitome of power, danger, greed and fascism combined. Another nail in the coffin of what was once an Australian democracy.''

date: 30 January 2016

description: Facebook comment by Stattmann

Stattmann [quote]:
''Daniel Andrews, Mandating a country's population (esp. from, "The Education State") to inject their children with highly toxic ingredients, based on "science" from corrupt pharmaceutical companies who hide behind obscure legal entities to fund political campaigns is to me, highly unethical and a gross crime against humanity and human rights. Surely there are far more objective and less harmful policies to endorse the likes of this. Really, how do you sleep at night?!? I guess ignorance is bliss.''

date: 27 September 2015

description: Facebook comment by Stattmann

Stattmann [quote]:
''Mr Andrews, With all due respect and for the sake of all Victorians, please, please, please educate before you vaccinate. This twice before accepting views (or funding) from a multi-billion industry, with a conflict of interest and a history of bribery and fraud. At the very least, restore people's freedom of choice, without discrimination. It's not too late to do what you know in your heart to be right.''