Is the Health Australia Party a misHAP?

An anti-vax, anti-fluoride and pro-homeopathy party has won the prime "A" spot on the NSW Senate ballot paper, much to the chagrin of proponents of mainstream medicine.

The ironically named Health Australia party (HAP) is simply the Natural Medicine Party under a different guise, argues Dr Simon Hendel in MJA Insight.

And its renaming is misleading in the extreme, he says.

“The HAP could accidentally get over the line by duping voters who