Abridged Information About the New TGA Advertising Code

by Australian Healthcare Consumers' Association

The Australian Healthcare Consumers’ Association Inc is distributing information packs regarding this issue - PO Box 153, Mudgeeraba Q 4213.

NB We are simply a concerned group of citizens, funding this move for a full inquiry into what is happening out of our own pockets. The only vested interest we have is that of wishing to preserve our freedom of choice and our rights under Common Law, for ourselves and our children.

We started looking into the TGA issue and find that is it is only the tip of the iceberg as to what is happening in this country. Unfortunately it is not until you seriously start looking for information about what is happening, that you will find it.

We know we don’t have all the facts - it’s extremely difficult to try and sort through the wealth of information from here and elsewhere, and also hard to get people to actually stop and consider what what you are telling them may be true.

In fact we welcome, and urge you, to do your own investigating. Just DO IT NOW!!!!!

No doubt, you will be as horrified as we are at the extent and the ramifications of the legislation which are going through without your knowledge or consent. But if you sit back and rely on “the news” to keep informed, you’ll never know - they don’t know a lot of this themselves.

And that is what we are counting on - that good people are out there who simply are not aware of what is happening, and how it can affect them.

Every day you hear people complaining about various issues, and they end up with “Well, what can you do? It’s sad, but I can’t do anything about it.”

Well you’re wrong - you can do something - you can voice your objection.

Our democracy is supposed to “be government of the people, by the people, for the people” - but if you don’t make your wishes known, how can they be implemented?

February 28, 1998