Today I announced an electricity game-changer: the plan for the Snowy Mountains Scheme 2.0. Our once in a generation plan will: ✔ increase the output of the Snowy Hydro scheme by 50%, ✔ add 2000 megawatts of renewable energy to the National Electricity Market - enough to power 500,000 homes. ✔ make renewables more reliable, filling in holes caused by intermittent supply and outages. ✔ help stabilise electricity supply into the future. ✔ cheaper power prices and more money in the pockets of Australians.
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Since we began our campaign for nationwide third trimester boosters and our push to protect young children we've always maintained a politically neutral stance. We've done this because we feel that it doesn't matter whether you're a Liberal, Labor or Greens politician - strong policy on immunisation is not a political matter and should always be applauded.
Today however, I'm posting this article with a clear and distinct message. Pauline Hanson and One Nation's stance on immunisation is wrong, it's dangerous and it absolutely must be called out for what it is - appalling public health policy.
To suggest that parents should ignore overwhelming scientific evidence and 'do their own research' on a matter that is as clear cut as immunisation is horrible advice from an individual who is misinformed on the subject matter. Given that Pauline Hanson has just today stated that parents should simply 'go to their doctors and get a test to see if their child will react to vaccines' goes to show how completely and utterly out of her depth on this subject matter she really is. Her comments aren't simply ill informed, they're actually disrespectful to parents of children who've experienced adverse reactions to vaccines. If it was as simple as going and getting a test all parents would be doing it.
One Nation has managed to garner significant public attention in recent weeks and months, and with such a large following, Ms Hanson has a duty of care to the Australian public to ensure the health advice she provides to parents is supported by evidence.
If Ms Hanson could step into our shoes just for a day and experience the raft of emotions associated with the loss of a child from a vaccine preventable disease then I have no doubt she'd have a completely different stance on this matter.
Ms Hanson, the last conscious moments of my son's life before he was placed into an induced coma were filled with his screaming, anguish and pain. I still have the memory of his beautiful big eyes staring into my soul as a team of nurses rushed to place him into a medically induced coma. In an instant I can still be teleported back to his bedside and remember the monitors, the smell of the room and the exact layout of each piece of furniture, equipment and hospital notice. This is a horrific keepsake I have to take with me wherever I go for the rest of my days.
We urge Ms Hanson to retract her comments and reconsider her views on vaccination. Failure to do so will see more families burdened with grief, more outbreaks of preventable disease and more children dying.
Well, I am back on the road in May 2017 with the hiiilarium that is my brand new stand up show “Lift and Separate” and I am hoping, coming to a city near you.
This show will be a rollicking journey through these past two years and my complete descent into madness and back.
With everything from a run in with the law to a near death experience, this show will be my favourite yet.
Dress Code: Lift and Separate
TOUR DATES FESTIVAL THEATRE, ADELAIDE FRIDAY MAY 5 THEATRE ROYAL, HOBART SATURDAY MAY 6 CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA THURSDAY MAY 11 STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY, SATURDAY MAY 13 SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY SUNDAY MAY 14 CROWN THEATRE, PERTH FRIDAY MAY 19 COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE THURSDAY 25 COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE FRIDAY MAY 26 COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE SATURDAY MAY 27 COMEDY THEATRE, MELBOURNE SUNDAY MAY 28 PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, DARWIN THURSDAY JUNE 1 CONVENTION CENTRE, CAIRNS SATURDAY JUNE 3 QPAC CONCERT HALL, BRISBANE SUNDAY JUNE 4
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MY HAPPY GIRL 😍 7 weeks tomorrow. Smiling from just 2 weeks old. You are everything & more baby girl! Lots more awake time now = lots more play time on the mat! This one is so beautifully made & pretty [because under my roof there's no such thing as too much pink 💕💕💕] PLAYMAT: Lecocoarchie 💘