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Wed 25 Nov 09 | From: Barry O’Farrell MP | Re: Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) AHFA Petition (reply 2)

Posted by bradfieldresident on 25 November 2009

[This letter is in response to an email sent for the Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) petition on the Health Petitions Australia website. Postal mail dated “25 November 2009”, refers to Barry’s 25 Setpember letter, and included the 19 November letter from Carmel Tebbutt MP.]

Barry O’Farrell MP
State Member for Ku-ring-gai

Letter from Barry O'Farrell MP (2009-11-25)

25 November 2009

Dear […]

I refer back to my letter of  25 September regarding immunisation.

I have received a response form the Minister for Health and a copy is attached.

I hope that the information is of assistance.

Yours sincerely

[signature]

Barry O’Farrell

Working for our community

Phone 9487 8588 Fax 9487 8550 Electorate office 27 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga NSW 2076 Email barry@barryofarrell.com Website www.barryofarrell.com

Posted in Health Petitions Australia, Mail Received, NSW Government, NSW Health, State MPs, Vaccines | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Tue 29 Sep 09 | From: Jillian Skinner MP | Re: Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) AHFA Petition

Posted by bradfieldresident on 29 September 2009

[This letter is in response to an email sent for the Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) petition on the Health Petitions Australia website. Postal mail dated “29 SEP 2009”]

Jillian Skinner MP
Member for North Shore
Deputy NSW Opposition Leader
Shadow Minister for Health

Letter from Jillian Skinner MP (2009-09-29)

Letter from Jillian Skinner MP (2009-09-29)

29 September 2009

Dear […]

Thank you for your email outlining your concerns about the mandatory immunisation of health workers.

I have reviewed numerous scientific studies into vaccination and have consulted with many groups and individuals, so I do understand that vaccination is an issue that attracts strong views on both sides.

However, on balance, I believe that there is great value in the effectiveness of vaccines in preventing potentially deadly illnesses, and that it is imperative that health workers are vaccinated to protect both themselves and their patients.

Thank you again for contacting me about this very important issue.

Yours sincerely

[signature]

Jillian Skinner MP

Electorate office 3/40 Yeo Street, Neutral Bay 2089 Phone 9909 2594 Fax 9909 2654
Parliamentary Office Parliament House, Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 Phone 9230 3080 Fax 9230 3406
Email jillian.skinner@parliament.nsw.gov.au Website www.jillianskinner.com

Posted in Health Petitions Australia, Mail Received, NSW Government, NSW Health, State MPs, Vaccines | Tagged: | Leave a Comment »

Fri 25 Sep 09 | From: Barry O’Farrell MP | Re: Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) AHFA Petition

Posted by bradfieldresident on 25 September 2009

[This letter is in response to an email sent for the Stop the Coercive and Mandatory Immunisation (NSW) petition on the Health Petitions Australia website. Postal mail dated “25 September 2009”]

Barry O’Farrell MP
State Member for Ku-ring-gai

Letter from Barry O'Farrell MP (2009-09-25)

Letter from Barry O'Farrell MP (2009-09-25)

25 September 2009

Dear […]

Thank you for your email of 11 September 2009 concerning immunisation.

At the outset I have to indicate my own support for immunisation. Using the “precautionary principle” you refer to, allowing some infants and children to avoid immunisation can threaten the health of the mast majority.

Nevertheless, respecting your views and wishes, I have made representations to the State Health Minister, the Hon Carmel Tebbutt. I will keep you informed of the progress.

Yours sincerely

[signature]

Barry O’Farrell

Working for our community

Phone 9487 8588 Fax 9487 8550 Electorate office 27 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga NSW 2076 Email barry@barryofarrell.com Website www.barryofarrell.com

Posted in Health Petitions Australia, Mail Received, NSW Government, NSW Health, State MPs, Vaccines | Tagged: , | 1 Comment »

Thu 10 Sep 09 | From: Barry O’Farrell MP, NSW Member for Ku-ring-gai | Re: AHFA Fluoride Petition

Posted by bradfieldresident on 10 September 2009

[This letter is in response to an email sent for the AHFA Fluoride Petition for New South Wales residents on the Health Petitions Australia website. Postal mail dated “10 September 2009”, received some days later]

Barry O’Farrell MP
State Member for Ku-ring-gai

Letter from Barry O'Farrell MP (2009-09-10)

Letter from Barry O'Farrell MP (2009-09-10)

10 September 2009

Dear […]

Thank you for your email of 4 September regarding you request for the removal of fluoride from our drinking water.

I read your email with interest and note your comments and concerns.

There is currently no legislation before the Parliament on the matter of fluoridation of our drinking water but please be assured that I will consider your views at the appropriate time.

Yours sincerely

[signature]

Barry O’Farrell

Working for our community

Phone 9487 8588 Fax 9487 8550 Electorate office 27 Redleaf Avenue, Wahroonga NSW 2076 Email barry@barryofarrell.com Website www.barryofarrell.com

Posted in Health Petitions Australia, Mail Received, NSW Government, State MPs, Water Fluoridation | Tagged: , | Leave a Comment »

Thu 10 Sep 09 | From: Dr Peter Hill, Acting Chief Dental Officer, NSW Health | Re: AHFA Fluoride Petition

Posted by bradfieldresident on 10 September 2009

[This letter is in response to an email sent for the AHFA Fluoride Petition for New South Wales residents on the Health Petitions Australia website. Postal mail dated “10.9.09”, postmarked “15SEP09”]

Centre for Oral Health Strategy
New South Wales

Scan of postal mail

Letter from Dr Peter Hill, NSW Health (2009-09-10)

Dear […]

Thank you for your correspondence to the Minister for Health, dated 4th September 2009 seeking the removal of fluoride from your drinking water. The minister has asked me to respond to you on his behalf.

Various Councils have approached NSW Health on the matter of fluoridation of the public water supplies under their control. Following consideration of the individual Council’s issues by the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Advisory Committee (FPWSAC), as is required under the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957, the Director-General of NSW Health gives separate approval under that Act to allow the fluoridation of each of those Council’s water supplies. That approval is then published in the NSW Government Gazette, as required under the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957.

Councils are in various stages of compliance with those approvals to incorporate a fluoridation dosing system into their water treatment plants which comply generally with the statutory regime provided under the Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies Act 1957.

Research into the toxicity of compounds used in fluoridating water has been carried out for the past 60 years. The overwhelming weight of the scientific evidence does not link water fluoridation at optimal levels (one part per million) to side effects such as bone fracture, cancer, and other health related problems.

NSW Health’s policy on fluoridation is that it is a safe, effective and equitable means of reducing dental decay at a population level. In 2007 the NHMRC completed a Systematic Review, which confirmed that position. Indeed it is a position held by all Australian governments at state and federal level and most local governments in NSW.

I trust this information is of assistance to you. If you require any further information please contact Shanti Sivaneswaran, Principal Advisor, Centre for Oral Health Strategy NSW on (02) 8821 4300.

Yours faithfully

[signature]

Dr Peter Hill
Acting Chief Dental Officer
10.9.09

NSW HEALTH

PO Box 533, Wentworthville NSW 2145
Telephone +61 2 8821 4300
Facsimile +61 2 8821 4302
Website: www.health.nsw.gov.au

Posted in Centre for Oral Health Strategy, Health Petitions Australia, Mail Received, NSW Health, Water Fluoridation | Tagged: , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Wed 09 Sep 09 | From: Health On the Net | In response to your complaint regarding the site : http://www.ada.org

Posted by bradfieldresident on 9 September 2009

From: honcode-en@healthonnet.org
Date: Wednesday 09 September 2009 20:58 (+10)
Subject: In response to your complaint regarding the site : http://www.ada.org
To: bradfieldresident@gmail.com

Dear Sir/Madam,

We would like to thank you for contacting the Health On the Net Foundation
(HON) regarding the site : http://www.ada.org

We found following principles are not justified:

Principle 1 – Authority

The information for authority can find on the following link:

http://www.ada.org.au/disclaimer.aspx

“Information presented in the “Consumer Information” section was authored by the ADA Inc. Oral Health Education Committee. This Committee meets regularly and is responsible for reviewing and updating the “Consumer Information” section. All Oral Health Education Committee members are fully qualified and board registered dentists. In addition to this process, all information posted on the ADA inc website is reviewed and approved by the ADA Inc IT Manger/webmaster who also is a fully qualified and board registered dentist.”

Principle 2 – Purpose, Mission, Audience

The information for principle 2 can find on the following link:

Purpose : http://www.ada.org.au/disclaimer.aspx

“All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for dental or medical advice or treatment for specific dental or medical conditions. You should seek prompt professional care for any specific health issues.”

Mission : http://www.ada.org.au/about/default.aspx

”  its aim the encouragement of the health of the public and the promotion of the art and science of dentistry.”

Audience : http://www.ada.org.au/about/default.aspx

This site contains three portals for General public, Dental Professionals, and Members.
Therefore it is understood that this site is for the General public and health professionals.

Principle 4

Sources information are not needed, becuase this site information was authored
by fully qualified dentists.
For more information please see Principle 1.

Principle 5

we were not able to find any treatment information on the following link:
http://www.ada.org.au/oralhealth/FLN/flfaqs.aspx

This page contains some information about Fluoride, but not the treatments.

The complaint regarding the principle 4 – Date is justified.
Therfore we are taking care of your complaint. A member of the HONcode team has
contacted this site about this matter.

Thank you for contributing to the improvement of the quality of health
related web content. Please do not hesitate to contact us again in the
future.

Best regards,

The HONcode team.

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Code of Conduct Department          | HONcode: http://www.hon.ch/Conduct.html
Health On the Net (HON)             | HON: http://www.hon.ch/
81 Boulevard de la Cluse            | My electronic mail is
CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland         | HONcode@healthonnet.org
Phone/Fax:(41 22)372 6273/8885      |
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This email contains confidential information. The authorized
recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this
information to any other party.

#mar#

Posted in Australian Dental Association, Fluoride, Health On the Net Foundation, Mail Received, Water Fluoridation | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Fri 28 Aug 09 | From: Health On the Net | Confirmation of receipt of complaint

Posted by bradfieldresident on 28 August 2009

From: honcodecomplaint@healthonnet.org
Date: 28 August 2009 11:42 (+10)
Subject: Confirmation of receipt of complaint
To: bradfieldresident@gmail.com

Dear Sir / Madam,

The Health On the Net Foundation acknowledges the receipt of your complaint concerning the site http://www.ada.org and will treat it as soon as possible.

The handling of your complaint will be entrusted to the person in charge for the treatment of such complaints within the HON Foundation.
It is possible that you will be contacted regarding this matter for further information.

We thank you for your vigilance and congratulate you on contributing to the improvement of the quality of health and medical information on the World Wide Web.

Best Regards,
The HONcode Team

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Code of Conduct Department          | HONcode: http://www.hon.ch/Conduct.html
Health On the Net (HON)             | HON: http://www.hon.ch/
81 Boulevard de la Cluse            | My electronic mail is
CH-1205 Geneva, Switzerland         | HONcode@healthonnet.org
Phone/Fax:(41 22)372 6250/8885      |
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CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE:
This email contains confidential information. The authorized
recipient of this information is prohibited from disclosing this
information to any other party.

Posted in Australian Dental Association, Fluoride, Health, Health On the Net Foundation, Mail Received, Water Fluoridation | Tagged: | 1 Comment »

Tue 11 Aug 09 | From: SMH ReaderLink | Herald Publications: Thank you for contacting ReaderLink

Posted by bradfieldresident on 11 August 2009

From: Reader Link
Date: Tuesday 11 August 2009 16:35 (+10)
Subject: Herald Publications: Thank you for contacting ReaderLink.
To: “bradfieldnsw@gmail.com”

Dear Bradfield,

Recently you contacted ReaderLink. Your interest in Herald Publications is appreciated.

The following is in response to your correspondence:
A simple google search using the headline yielded the following result :
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/two-swine-flu-sufferers-die-in-nsw-20090810-eevb.html

Please quote [redacted] if you wish to contact ReaderLink again.

Justine & Ben

Contact us:
readerlink@mail.fairfax.com.au
02 9282 1569
9.00 am – 3.00 pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)

Posted in Mail Received, Pandemic A(H1N1)v 2009, Sydney Morning Herald, Vaccines | Leave a Comment »

Tue 04 Aug 09 | From: Jamie Geysen (DoH) | Re: Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza

Posted by bradfieldresident on 4 August 2009

From: <Health.Ops@health.gov.au>
Date: Tuesday 04 August 2009 12:22 (+10)
Subject: Re: Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza [No Protective Marking] [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
To: bradfieldnsw@gmail.com
Cc: NIR.Incident.Coordinator, NIR.Operations.Manager, Fay.Gardner@health.gov.au

Dear Bradfield Resident

Thank you for your questions on Pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

I expect that a response to your questions will be provided within the next week.

Kind regards

Jamie Geysen
for the
National Incident Room

Office of Health Protection

Department of Health and Ageing

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Fri 31 Jul 09 | To: Fay Gardner (DoH) | Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza

Posted in Mail Received, National Incident Room, Pandemic, Pandemic A(H1N1)v 2009, Vaccines | Leave a Comment »

Tue 04 Aug 09 | From: Fay Gardner (DoH) | Fw: Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza

Posted by bradfieldresident on 4 August 2009

From: <Fay.Gardner@health.gov.au>
Date: Tuesday 04 August 2009 09:14 (+10)
Subject: Fw: Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza [No Protective Marking] [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
To: Health.Ops@health.gov.au
Cc: bradfieldnsw@gmail.com, NIR.Incident.Coordinator, NIR.Operations.Manager

Health Ops,

Please see email below, can you please coordinate a response and advise the sender of the expected timeframe for response.

thanks
Fay

Quoted text:
Fri 31 Jul 09 | To: Fay Gardner (DoH) | Questions about Pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza

Posted in Mail Received, Office of Health Protection, Pandemic, Pandemic A(H1N1)v 2009, Vaccines | Leave a Comment »