There’s a new political party in Australia, the Involuntary Medication Objectors (Vaccination/Fluoride) Party.
The Party, which uses the tagline “Hands Off My Baby, says it aims to defend the rights of Australians to decide whether or not they should be medicated, and that it will work to repeal legislation that compels children to be vaccinated against the wishes of their parents.
The Party rejects the fluoridation of water and penalties applied to families who do not vaccinate their children.
Their Facebook page is filled with links to pseudo-science sites like ‘The Truth About Cancer’, ‘Truth Kings’, and the notorious Australian Vaccination Network.
The Involuntary Medication Objectors Party endorsed Health Australia Party candidates during the 2016 election.
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In a 2015 video, Michael O’Neil, the Party’s listed spokesperson and founder suggested herd immunity was “scientifically unsustainable”.
Today, Mr O’Neil told Mamamia the Party was hoping to slip their registration through quietly.
“I just don’t want people agitating the AEC with frivolous complaints that might not agree with the stand we take on vaccination and fluoridation,” he said.
“Technically there’s really no place in the objection process for frivolous complaints anyway, so it’s probably just a tad paranoid on my behalf.”
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Mr O’Neil stressed that the Party’s focus was on programs that employ coercive practices that medicate people against their will.