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IMOP Policies

The Involuntary Medication Objectors Party (IMO) does not have a web presence yet [update: website went live on 25 Jun 2015], but Michael O'Neill emailed the following to a person enquiring about membership to his party:

Involuntary Medication Objectors (Anti Vaccination/Fluoride) - IMO

AIMS:
  • IMO is a political party committed to the rights of all Australians to decide whether they want themselves, their children or their charges to be medicated.
  • IMO is committed to work to repeal legislation that compels Australian children to be medicated against the will of their parents.
  • IMO opposes any legislation that in any way discriminates or penalises Australians for making informed decisions about their children's health needs.
  • IMO is committed to objecting to and repealing any legislation that has to do with involuntary medication on any scale, such as the fluoridation of our city and town water supplies.
  • IMO is committed to the Constitutional right of Australians to choose or reject medication for themselves and their children.
  • IMO is committed to seeing an independent and government funded investigation or Royal Commission, into the allegations of scientists, doctors, and affected parents to the detrimental effects of the past and current vaccination programs.

WHY DID WE START?

Recent so called No Jab, No Play, No Pay laws discriminating against parents who choose not to vaccinate their children have far reaching effects for the basic freedoms that we have enjoyed.
We object to the our elected representatives making and supporting laws that use financial coercion to compel struggling, loving, caring parents to vaccinate their children with questionable medication.
The injustice of the recent No Jab, No Pay law has motivated us to form a political party that will aggressively agitate for rescission of this undemocratic law.

WHAT IS OUR AGENDA?

Short Term
IMO is a political party committed to fielding candidate/s at the next Federal Election and offering a voice to the unheard and legislatively persecuted minority of Australian citizens and their families who make an informed choice to reject questionable medical vaccinations.
Long Term
IMO is opposed to the rise of mandatory medication, and is committed to support organisations that disseminate information that gives Australians the opportunity to decide, on the weight of evidence, what is the best for their children.
IMO is aware of the media blackout of anti-vaccination information and is committed to using its voice to bring before parliament the negative case of the current vaccination program.

This blurb was followed by an "Application for Membership to a Political Party".
The joining fee is $25.00, payable to Michael O'Neill's personal bank account.
It's worth noting that O'Neill failed to mention that his "political party" isn't a registered political party; in fact, as at 21 May 2015, he hasn't even registered the business name.

It's interesting to see the anti-vaccination brigade now spreading their misinformation via a political party and moving away from associations. The only kudos I give O'Neill is for being totally upfront and honest in regard to his anti-vaccination agenda. It is perhaps relevant to note that O'Neill is a Seventh-day Adventist, though I am not aware if his religious views on health matters play any part in his political views.

Of some concern is the role his registered health charity Misty Mountain Health and Education Institute Ltd seems to play in his political party, with it being the registered owner of the political party's domain name, O'Neill using a Misty Mountain Health Retreat email address for the party, and imagery (branding) associated with the retreat also being used for the political party. Notwithstanding, I find it disturbing that the Chairperson of a registered health charity holds such strong, irrational and conspiratorial views on the critically important public health measure of vaccination.

Update 25 Jun 2015:
The IMOP website is now up and running.
Update 23 Jul 2015:
The original website was taken offline on 17 Jul 2015 due to O'Neill losing rights to the domain name after breaching auDA policy when registering the domain. The new website www.imoparty.com went live on 22 Jul 2015.

Here is the party's Aims and Objectives as appear in the IMOP Constitution :

Aims and Objectives
  1. The Party is committed to defend the rights of all Australians to decide whether they want themselves, their children or their charges to be medicated.
  2. The Party is committed to work to repeal legislation that compels Australian children to be medicated against the will of the parents.
  3. The Party opposes any legislation that in any way discriminates or penalises Australians for making informed decisions about their children's health needs.
  4. The Party is committed to objecting to and repealing any legislation that has to do with involuntary medication on any scale, such as vaccination and the fluoridation of our city and town water supplies.
  5. The Party is committed to the Constitutional right of Australians to choose or reject medication for themselves and their children.
  6. The Party is committed to seeing an independent and government funded investigation or Royal Commission, into the allegations of scientists, researchers, doctors, and affected parents to the detrimental effects of the past and current vaccination programs.
  7. The Party is committed offering a voice to the unheard and legislatively persecuted minority of Australian citizens and their families who make an informed choice to reject questionable medical vaccinations.
  8. The Party is committed to endorsing candidates to the Senate and/or House of Representatives.
  9. The Party is supportive of the Australian Constitution and upholds its role as the primary rule of law.
  10. The Party supports a society in which every citizen shall possess liberty, property and security, and none shall be enslaved by ignorance or conformity, with its primary concern for the rights of the individual and sets freedom first.
  11. The Party will support sustainable environmental policies.
  12. The Party supports smaller government and less government intervention into the lives and business of Australian citizens.
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