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The “world’s number one anti-vaxxer” has been denied permission to visit Australia.

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Thursday Kent Heckenlively​ would not be able to tour Australia later this year, reports SMH.

“We’re not going to allow him to come here,” Mr Dutton told Sydney radio station 2GB.

“These people who are telling parents that their kids shouldn’t be vaccinated are dangerous. We have been very careful in having a look right through this particular case and it’s clear to me that it’s not in our national interest that he should come here.”

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“While our immunisation program has historically been effective, there is growing evidence that anti-vaccination advocates and their political allies like Pauline Hanson are now undermining our success – as shown by the doubling of measles cases between 2013 and 2014,” the opposition’s health spokeswoman, Catherine King, said earlier this month.

A couple of weeks ago it was reported a producer of the anti-vaccination film ‘Vaxxed’ had also been banned from Australia after entering the country to secretly tour the movie around the nation.

Read more: US anti-vaxxer claims she has been BANNED from Australia

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  • Yes I support it, well done Mr Dutton.

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  • And good on you, Mr Dutton. We should be able to control who enters this fantastic, wonderful and lucky country of ours.

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  • I think it’s a great decision
    Well done

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  • Good. Thank you, Mr. Dutton. I don’t understand people who can deny facts. Not everything is a conspiracy theory.

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  • I’m all for vaccinations. My son would have died if he hadn’t been vaccinated

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  • I tend to agree, mostly because anti vaxxers often lie.

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  • freedom of speech shoukd exist but not indoctrination

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  • No, I don’t agree with his decision either. To withhold a different perspective from the public shows fear for their impact and the desire to control.
    We should be able to make our own decision in regards to immunization based on information and research from different health care specialist, doctors, naturopaths, mainstream and alternative circuit.

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  • I think some people don’t realise you can die from the ‘simple’ childhood illnesses such a measles and chicken pox. A friend passed away from chicken pox a couple of years ago, he caught it off his teenage daughter. Do we really want these diseases to put our children’s lives in jeopardy?

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  • Definitely support Dutton on this decision. The herd factor dies out quickly if not all are immunised. Want to go back to dying from small pox, people?
    Remember a lot of substances will no longer ward off illnesses because of over use, so those diseases that can be immunised against are even more important now.

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  • i’m for vaccinations! i want to protect my kids in any way possible. it’s amazing that this decision got made as this man has been censored but hearing him, still wouldn’t change my opinion on the matter.

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  • Yes, we don’t need that kind of negativity here! People are messed up enough about vaccinations without more fuel for the fire.

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  • No I don’t support his decision, we have the right to hear all sides of the story. There is no such thing as an anti-vaxxer, it is just people concerned that babies are having too many, too frequently and some ingredients in vaccines are toxic. We need more transparency and proper research done. There is no proof that an unvaccinated child spreads any disease, so we much stop the paranoia that they do.

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  • Oh, I agree completely. At this time we need people to understand how important vaccinations are. Not the opposite!

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  • good riddance to them

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