Doctor suspended for anti-vax views
A CENTRAL Coast GP has had his registration suspended by the Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for his anti-vaccination views.
Dr Kevin Coleman, who describes himself as pro-choice, has been a vocal critic of No Jab, No Pay/Play legislation and has fronted rallies to protest against the toughening of laws to address lax vaccination rates.
Dr Coleman steadfastly believes in the discredited link between vaccines and autism and has written to health authorities claiming "no mother should be forced to sacrifice her child for the sake of another".
"A one-size fits all approach may appear democratic to some, but its unjust and punitive," he wrote with regards to vaccination.
The GP has also promoted the Vaxxed conspiracy film and championed a book that celebrates the benefits of measles.
He has also linked problems like domestic violence, drink driving and criminal behaviour to subtle damage by vaccines - without evidence.
"Vaccines can cause damage to our children," he said.
Dr Coleman also said he supported the position of Dr John Piesse, the Victorian doctor who is under investigation for allegedly signing medical exemptions for families so they can still access welfare payments.
"I support the position Dr Piesse has taken," he told The Sunday Telegraph.
Dr Coleman sent The Sunday Telegraph the letter he has sent to the Australian Medical Association and health ministers, which claims that autism is a result of vaccination, a link that has been disproved by majority science.
He did not respond to questions regarding his suspension.