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Free speech in Australia under threat

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15 July 2012 | Permalink | comments: 1
By Hereward Fenton

Categories: [ Black Salve, Vaccination ]

DISCLAIMER: This article is NOT an advertisement for "black salve", nor should it be construed as promoting the use of "black salve".

We tend to believe that in Australia, despite excessive taxation, nanny state legislation, over-regulation and a spiralling cost of living, we at least have free speech, right?

At least we are not like China where the government has a list of banned topics that cannot be discussed publicly, right?

Wrong!

Our government, via a maze of bureaucracies, can and does prohibit discussion, even in a purely journalistic way, about alternative health products and therapies which are not "approved" by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). TGA (the equivalent of the FDA in the US) has wide ranging powers to prevent the sale, advertising and apparently even the discussion of non-approved health products, one of which is the purported cancer cure known as "black salve".

My guest today in the 2nd hour is Leon Pittard, host of Fair Dinkum Radio, who has been served with a complaint from the TGA due to an interview he conducted with Meryl Dorey, Director of the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN), a non-profit organisation which helps people make informed decisions about vaccines.

The AVN has been targeted for several years by pro-vaccine lobbyists whose website, "Stop the AVN", declares that "the anti-vaccination propaganda issued by the AVN and its President, Meryl Dorey, is a menace to public health". This group has been behind complaints against the AVN which were upheld by another government organisation, the "Health Care Complaints Commission" (HCCC).

More recently, the AVN was ordered to stop selling a DVD titled One Answer to Cancer, which promotes the use of a herbal remedy known as "black salve". Despite complying with the demand to remove the DVD from sale on their website, the AVN and Leon Pittard are now being harassed simply for talking about the subject during an interview on Fair Dinkum Radio on on 5 May 2012.

Leon Pittard has documented the entire saga in his article and press release, "Australian thought police target free speech".

Next week we will be interviewing Meryl Dorey to get her perspective on this deeply troubling chain of events.

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your problem eugene is that you consider this pathetic dog and pony show a “news” service. if you paid good money to listen to the tripe spewed out my the insipid fenton, then let that be a lesson to you.
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By 5yw4 on 2015 03 27 - 13:32:02
From the entry 'The deeper issues behind the David Hicks case'.

I think my comment was a reasonable one. I have no idea what’s going on, but whatever it is, it is certainly not doing TNR’s reputation much good. 45 minutes of “news” in almost six weeks, with no explanation. This in no way to treat your listening audience (subscribers and others) or to build support and a good reputation.

By Eugene Donnini on 2015 03 26 - 00:00:15
From the entry 'The deeper issues behind the David Hicks case'.

“In today’s show we break down the core issues behind the conviction of David Hicks, and link the whole thing back to the grand deception of 9/11, without which, none of this would have occurred.”

and yet hereward continues to perpetuate the lies of 9/11 by claiming a 757 hit the pentagon with absolutely zero evidence to back it up and a plethora of evidence that shows his claims to be impossible.

spare us your condescending enlightenment and stop lying.

By edykjyje on 2015 03 25 - 11:55:34
From the entry 'The deeper issues behind the David Hicks case'.

The comment by Eugene above is most unhelpful to say the least

By geoff on 2015 03 25 - 00:02:56
From the entry 'The deeper issues behind the David Hicks case'.

, “you know Shawn, we might not be able to save your house, what do you think we should do?”...wouldn’t you find that a liltte bit strange? Assuming of course that you, like Mr. Silverstein, had absolutely no affiliation with or expertise in fighting fires? Or would you proceed to direct the fire chief, over then phone mind you, on whether to proceed with fighting it or pull the fire chiefs men out?  Larry Silverstein, Jewish landlord, financier, and part time psychic fireman safety coordinator for NYFD Secondarily, and less relevant, I have no demolition experience beyond home repair, but I do have a background in linguistics (thanks Noam!) and the only time an English speaking person refers to a human being or group of human beings as “it” tends to be right before they eat them. Perhaps Silverstein is a psychopath, I know liltte else about him so I can’t say, but but violent psychos refer to their victims as objects to dehumanize the experience of killing them. But I don;t think that’s what Larry meant. On that note, as I’ve said before, find me one other example of anyone on the scene on 9/11, or ANY TIME SINCE that has referred to a firefighter or group/contingent/unit of firefighters as “IT”. Not “them”, “they” “him”, “we”, “our”, “us”, but “it”. You can’t find one.  Because most people aren’t psychotic, amen for that.

By Yasser on 2015 03 24 - 18:06:14
From the entry '9/11 Troll Alert'.

Herewood,
If you want financial support on a regular basis, you need to regularly present news casts. There has been nothing for almost a month. I have been listening to TNR for its inception, and it has never been as scatty. In six weeks you have only presented an hour of reporting, 15 minutes of which is punctuated by useless advertisements which have little or no relevance to Australians. I hope you can lift your game or I fear this once brilliant show will be destined for the scrapheap.

By Eugene on 2015 03 22 - 21:49:51
From the entry 'The deeper issues behind the David Hicks case'.

josh just cant help pretend he is some sort of intellectual wannabe by regurgitating the retarded bile of fecktards everywhere..
boring josh.. unqualified anonymous josh who speaks on the authority of a half shitted pair of underpants..

feck off ya useless squib

By stfs on 2015 03 19 - 16:37:22
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

Yes, fascinating.  However, I would be more inclined to resort to massive vitamin C (sodium ascorbate) used successfully by Dr Brighthope in cancer, both as a painkiller and healing.  He also used successfully vit C to heal AIDS. 

Well, when i still lived in formerCzechoslovakia (during the regime of the Communist party) we believed in the USA and capitalism.  There was a (Russian) joke about it: two comrades travel to the West and talk to each other, “Capitalism is decaying but the smell is wonderful”; and agreed that when they come back home they will talk cryptically about the situation in the west: when talking about good things they will say “like in a film” and when talking about bad things “like at home”.

Well, these days I must say that the situation in the West is “like at home” and the capitalism is decaying but the smell is not so wonderful.

By Dr Viiera Scheibner on 2015 03 18 - 08:40:31
From the entry 'Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on Venezuela, Ukraine and the collapse of laissez-faire capitalism'.

Josh
You gotta be gettn paid to troll that hard for the establishment, take the blinkers off!

By Daveeed on 2015 03 17 - 07:23:23
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

ouittyr/Andrew Adams/Skywatcher wrote:

“the point is she was a public official speaking out against and highlighting something that is important to many thousands around the world”

I don’t dispute that - but she has no other sources for her beliefs than those other thousands, and she stressed that she spoke as a private person.

Since she did not have any insider knowledge to admit, the headline of the “Neon Nettle” article is misleading.

By Josh on 2015 03 17 - 00:20:15
From the entry 'Contrails dissipate quickly whereas chemtrails linger?'.

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