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11 January 2016
By Matt Hrkac

Anti-vaxxer movement: Pauline Hanson is now batting for them

Keeping this one short: Pauline Hanson is now batting for the anti-vaxxer movement, something which was once considered pretty far left, and incredibly loopy if not ignorant.

For those of you who are unaware or if you need your memory jogged: Pauline Hanson is the one who claimed that immigration from South Africa would bring about an AIDS epidemic, that Australia would be "swamped by Asians", and has done a whole host of other things over the years to put her ignorance on full display - some of them bizarre, most to incite hatred.

One has to say, when your movement has someone like Pauline Hanson batting for it - as a 'free thinking progressive thinker'; if the medical research with regards to vaccines being safe, controlling and eradicating disease and not causing autism wasn't enough for you to reconsider your stance against vaccines, you should probably be re-evaluating just where you stand.

About the author:

Matt Hrkac is a writer and photographer based in Geelong. He has particular interests in politics, elections, social movements and the trade union movement.

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