A producer of the anti-vaccination film ‘Vaxxed’ has been banned from Australia after entering the country to secretly tour the movie around the nation.
Polly Tommey revealed she had been banned in two separate Facebook videos on the VAXXED page after finally arriving in New Zealand.
She claimed her phone had been confiscated by immigration officials, who had taken photographs of her emails, and she had been told she would not be welcome back for three years, reports Daily Mail.
‘Australia to me is literally the worst country I’ve visited,’ she said during an interview with some New Zealand parents.
‘I had my phone taken away as I left. They confiscated my phone and took photos of all my emails and texts.
‘They also told me I was banned from Australia for three years.’
‘I got pulled over, and I’m held in there for a long time,’ Ms Tommey explained to viewers.
‘They took my phone, they took photographs of everything in my phone.
‘I could have kicked up a fuss and called a lawyer and the British Embassy, but I didn’t want to miss my flight to New Zealand.
‘After lots of questions, and questions about how dangerous ‘Vaxxed’ is, and taking photos of any correspondence between me and the Australian Vaccination Network, they told me I was banned from Australia for three years.’
Ms Tommey said she was not given a reason for her ban, simply told her anti-vaccination film was dangerous.
‘They didn’t give me a reason, they couldn’t give me a reason. They just said if they’d known I was coming in beforehand, they wouldn’t have let me in,’ she said.
The Vaxxed team’s tour through Australia was conducted under a thick sheath of secrecy.
A Gold coast principal claimed he was tricked into hiring out his school’s hall for a screening of the controversial anti-vaccination documentary, reported Daily Mail.
Campaigners booked the Gold Coast public school Miami State High on Tuesday night under the guise of a seminar about organic vegetables, it was claimed.
However, it actually screened Vaxxed, which claims to expose a ‘link’ between vaccinations and autism, although it claims it isn’t anti-vaccinations.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was enraged by the ‘misrepresentation’ given to the school, as her government strongly supports vaccinations.
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