'Disgust' as anti-vax group's charity status restored

But the decision to allow the AVN to resume fundraising activity for its stated cause of promoting “informed choice” on vaccination was described by anti-AVN campaigners as a failure of the NSW government in its responsibility to protect public health.

The AVN’s licence to fundraise was revoked by the NSW Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing (OLGR) following a public warning about the group issued by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) in 2010.

But when the state Supreme Court earlier this year ruled that the HCCC was acting outside of its jurisdiction, the AVN claimed there was no