November 2006: Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott has said that he would not be rushing to have his own daughters vaccinated against cervical cancer. “I won’t be rushing out to get my daughters vaccinated, maybe that’s because I’m a cruel, callow, callous, heartless bastard but, look, I won’t be,” Mr Abbott said on Southern Cross radio (report here).
April 2015: Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Social Services Minister Scott Morrison (appointed Dec 14) announce the historic “no jab, no play” reforms, which mean parents who fail to immunise their children will no longer be paid the $200-a-week childcare benefit, the $7500-a-year childcare rebate or the $726 Family Tax Benefit A annual supplement. This could risk up to $30,000 a year for a family with two young children. The changes will come into effect from January 1, 2016 (report here).
Gumshoenews has written several articles on the campaign against Dr Tenpenny visiting Australia, and I wrote on the the 13th of April that I had noticed a splurge of pro-vaccination commentary across the mainstream media. And as our media is primarily under Murdoch ownership, it did not surprise me to read:
“Murdoch Behind Mandatory Vaccination Push in Australia”
This is an extract from Soren Dreier’s April 28 article.
“In a speech to a dinner held by the free market Institute of Public Affairs in 2013, the prime minister praised Rupert Murdoch as one of the top three Australians who have “most shaped the world” and said that the mogul’s publications “have borne his ideals but never his fingerprints.” However, the 84-year-old business magnate is not the only Murdoch who has reportedly influenced the fate of vaccines and has transformed diseases into the business model of vaccine companies such as GlaxoSmithKline.
James, the younger son of the media mogul joined Glaxo in 2009 as a non-executive director and sat on its ethics committee. The Chairman of the pharmaceutical company was delighted by the man’s record in corporate responsibility, but Age of Autism wrote that, within two weeks of his appointment, News international had published at least five articles attacking the integrity of MMR researcher Andrew Wakefield.
…Wakefield was the victim of a smear campaign in the U.K. funded by GSK and aided by the Murdoch media empire. “
And this from Hangthebankers (same content).
“The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.”
If Rupert Murdoch is not personally pushing vaccinations, his media outlets are. He might be assisting big pharma – but is there something else going on here?
Also – don’t governments do want the people want, considering the people voted them in, in the first place?
Realnewsaustralia reported in a “stunning show of Orwellian Doublespeak The Daily Telegraph” (Murdoch), published an article (4/4/15) titled Galaxy Poll: 86 per cent of Australians want childhood vaccinations to be compulsory. The article includes their own poll for readers to take – with the results shown after casting your vote.
Realnewsaustralia’s article, “Poll Backfires on Murdoch’s Pro-Vaccine Agenda“, reports that as of publishing this article the results were as follows (see screen shot image they provided below).
80% of the vote is AGAINST compulsory childhood vaccinations!
“Murdoch’s” article talked about how Australians across the country want their rights removed and to have no say in what is injected into their children, but the poll in their own article shows the complete opposite!
I am sure 84 year old Rupert Murdoch has little interest in whether 4 year old Johny in Humpybong, Queensland is vaccinated or not. So the question is – Who is nudging the Murdoch and the Murdoch media to poke PM Tony Abbott to prod Minister Scott Morrison to push vaccinations onto the (reluctant) Australian population?