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Antivax chiros and accountability – as evasive as a subluxation 21 Jul 2013 | 05:18 am

A few Thursdays ago, chiros in Australia copped a bollocking on Catalyst as Dr Maryanne Demasi turned a spotlight on their profession. Tweet And it wasn’t pretty. What resulted was examples of quack...

AVN vs OFT : The Lulzfest 16 Jun 2013 | 12:36 pm

This week the AVN were in court challenging the order by the Office of Fair Trading to change their name. Tweet Listen to the audio version of this on The Skeptic Zone The OFT ordered them to do so, f...

Anti-vaxers are nice™ 9 Jun 2013 | 12:19 pm

Over the past few years, I’ve been asked to write several posts on vaccine myths and why they’re not true. Tweet See here and here for some examples. For reasons that I don’t entirely understand, they...

Big Brother really is watching but for the greater good 13 May 2013 | 10:49 am

I was asked to comment on this article for SBS today but unfortunately I hadn’t read the paper before the deadline so they asked someone else. Tweet Never mind, these things happen with journalism and...

The AVN cops a bollocking in parliament 2 Apr 2013 | 08:13 am

In a positive move for consumer protection, the NSW government plans to tighten legislation which regulates alternative medicine practitioners. And what has prompted them to do this? The AVN. Here’s t...

Proposed health care legislation to crack-down on dodgy claims 14 Mar 2013 | 02:28 am

In what may have some unregistered health care practitioners fumbling for the edit button, a new bill was proposed in parliament yesterday which if passed could see a significant tightening of the ind...

Coming into conflict: why revealing conflicts of interests really matters 27 Jan 2013 | 12:55 am

Imagine if you heard about an explosive new scientific article that had been published in the peer review literature and claimed that the childhood vaccination schedule was actually dangerous. Tweet S...

Tipping the scales on false balance 13 Jan 2013 | 10:02 am

False balance is used to describe a perceived or real media bias, where journalists present an issue as being more balanced between opposing viewpoints than the evidence actually supports. Tweet “Anti...

AVN tumbles to the bottom of Google Australia 4 Jan 2013 | 04:35 am

As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the AVN and the Internet, I was alerted to a change in Google rankings today. Tweet Hat tips to Dallas Warren and Chris Higgins for this. The AVN’s Google.com.au ...

Skirting around the evidence to pick cherries. 3 Jan 2013 | 11:17 am

“Cherry picking, suppressing evidence, or the fallacy of incomplete evidence is the act of pointing to individual cases or data that seem to confirm a particular position, while ignoring a significant...

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