by Ethan Huff , Natural News:
Freedom of speech has taken another major hit Down Under, as government authorities in Australia recently decreed that any medical professional who dares to express skepticism about the safety or effectiveness of vaccines will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, including a potential prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Nurses and midwives who try to explain to pregnant women that some vaccines contain neurotoxic mercury (thimerosal), for instance, or that aborted human fetal tissue is often used to manufacture vaccines, will now face the ire of Australia’s medical police state, which insists that all vaccines are 100 percent safe and effective.
The Australian government has also set up a snitch program for medical “offenders” to be reported by their “friends,” colleagues, or others who suspect that they might be in violation of this new speech code – like some kind of deep state spying and surveillance scheme contrived from the dystopian novel 1984.
“With no exceptions we expect all registered nurses, enrolled nurses and midwives to use the best available evidence in making practice decisions,” said Dr. Lynette Cusack, Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), in an official statement about the new rules. “This includes providing information to the public about public health issues.”
In the event that a nurse or midwife is reported to the NMBA for potential violations, the board says it will respond by conducting an internal investigation into the matter, followed by a recommendation or not for prosecution.
“The board will consider whether the nurse or midwife has breached their professional obligations and will treat these matters seriously,” Dr. Cusack’s statement goes on to explain.
“Any published anti-vaccination material and/or advice which is false, misleading or deceptive which is being distributed by a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife (including via social media) may also constitute a summary offence under the National Law and could result in prosecution by AHPRA [Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency].”
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Anyone who questions vaccine safety or effectiveness is a “brain dead sheep,” says Australian Health Minister
Victoria Health Minister Jill Hennessy, a full-fledged vaccine worshiper, of course supports the new rules, which she hopes will deliver harsh punishment to all vaccine skeptics in Australia, which she describes as “brain dead sheep.”
“They are an organized movement, largely stemming from the United States of America, that are hell bent on misleading parents that vaccinations are unsafe,” Hennessy is quoted as saying. “That’s a dangerous message and one I’m going to continue to fight. Vaccinations save lives,” she insists.
In addition to health practitioners, the Australian government is also going after parents, who reportedly risk having their childcare benefits terminated if they refuse to vaccinate their children in accordance with government guidelines.
Some parents could also be fined for refusing vaccinations for their children, with a daily fee of $14 Australian deducted from their family’s tax benefit payments.
It’s the type of tyranny that truth advocates like Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are trying to ensure never comes to the United States, as our own government officials incrementally push for more restrictions on not only vaccine choice, but also vaccine speech.