Charity status removed from anti-vax group

The group, which claims vaccinations lead to conditions such as autism, cancer and brain damage, was forced to add the word ‘skeptics’ to its name earlier this month after the Administrative Decisions Tribunal found that the group’s original name, the Australian Vaccination Network, was likely to mislead the public into thinking it provided authoritative information about vaccination.

The group was allowed however to keep its acronym, AVN, and therefore does not have to change its