Diluted Thinking

in Australian healthcare

Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc.

Please note: Get Rid of SIDS Project had its charity status revoked by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission on 1 April 2015.

The Get Rid of SIDS Project is strongly connected to the anti-vaccination movement. It was the major organiser of an Australian anti-vaccination seminar tour featuring Dr Sherri Tenpenny (USA).
Talks about SIDS on behalf of this charity usually include an anti-vaccination talk. People interested in SIDS would have no choice but to be presented with false and misleading information about vaccination, and this includes marketing for the talks.

The Get Rid of SIDS Project charity promotes the disproved/unproven toxic gas theory as being the cause of SIDS and claims it has a 100% success rate. It doesn't believe that the sleeping position is relevant in the prevention of SIDS (refer images of leaflet excerpts at the end of this post and Transcript: Your Vaccination Options & SIDS post.)

Note: this page was fully revised 21 January 2015.

Name
Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc.
Date Established
1 Jan 2010 (by Stephanie Messenger)
Regulator
Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Get Rid of SIDS Project - registration.
Responsible Persons
President: Kaye Ellul
Treasurer: Stephanie Messenger
Governing document
available to download from Get Rid Of Sids Project Inc - ACNC register (refer Charity's Documents section)
Australian Trade Mark
  • Number: 1340024
  • Mark: Get Rid of SIDS Project
  • Owner: Leslie John Bailey, Alexandra Hills QLD
  • Application filed: 28 Jan 2010
  • Application Lapsed: 14 Jul 2011
Charity status
Is no longer a registered charity; its charity status was revoked 1 April 2015. Refer ACNC Media Release - 'Get Rid of SIDS' charity status revoked.
Taxation
It was endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), meaning that donations were tax-deductible, until its charity status was revoked 1 April 2015.
As a Health Promotion Charity it was endorsed to access the following tax concessions:
  • GST Concession - from 01 Jul 2010
  • Income Tax Exemption - from 01 Jul 2010
  • FBT Exemption - from 01 Jul 2010
up until its charity status was revoked 1 April 2015.
Business Details
  • Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc. [business name]
    • Registration number: IA37862
    • Date of registration: 11 Mar 2010
    • State of registration: Queensland
    • Status: Registered
    • Type: Associations
    • Regulator: Office of Fair Trading, Queensland
  • ABN: 63 260 843 015
    • Name: Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc
    • Entity Type: Other Incorporated Entity
    • ABN Status: Active from 22 Mar 2010
    • Deductible Gift Recipient Status: endorsed from 01 Jun 2010
    • Goods & Services Tax (GST): Not currently registered for GST
    • Main business location: QLD 4163
Seminars
Regular seminars on sudden infant death syndrome are held by Stephanie Messenger in conjunction with her anti-vaccination talks.
In early 2015, Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc is the co-organiser of six antivaccination seminars being held in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Refer page HLN - Seminars for details
Websites
http://www.getridofsids.com/
Other
Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc. is also involved with Messenger's anti-vaccination projects "Healthy Lifestyles Naturally" and "Vaccination Awareness & Information Service".
Get Rid of SIDS Project Inc and Anti-Vaccination Group

image: excerpt from Healthy Lifestyles Naturally
and Vaccination Awareness & Information Service membership form showing SIDS information.
Excerpts from membership form for Healthy Lifestyles Naturally and Vaccination Awareness & Information Service (2013)

image: excerpt from Healthy Lifestyles Naturally
and Vaccination Awareness & Information Service membership form showing SIDS information.
Excerpts from membership form for Healthy Lifestyles Naturally and Vaccination Awareness & Information Service (2013)

Examples of advertising for SIDS and anti-vaccination talks by Stephanie Messenger:

image: excerpt from leaflet advertising a
SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2012
Excerpt from leaflet advertising a SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2013.

image: excerpt from leaflet advertising a
SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2012
Excerpt from leaflet advertising a SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2012.

image: excerpt from leaflet advertising a
SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2011
Excerpt from leaflet advertising a SIDS & anti-vaccination talk by Stephanie Messenger, 2011.