CHANNEL 9's "GET VACCINATED" CAMPAIGN Are there conflicts of interest?

If you have been watching Channel 9 on TV, you would have seen their latest ‘get the shot’ promo that uses celebrities to convince Australian’s to “Get Vaccinated” in order to “return to normal”.

Well…

Did you know that the chairman of Nine Entertainment is former Coalition Treasurer Peter Costello [1], who is also chairman of the Board of Guardians of the Future Fund [2], an Australian government investment fund with over 2 billion dollars worth of shares in pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers i.e. CSL, PFIZER, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis and Merck [3]. As at June 2020, the Future Fund’s investment in pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturers has doubled from approx. $1.7 billion to $2.5 billion during the coronavirus containment measures.


Nine Entertainment own newspapers 'The Sydney Morning Herald' and 'The Sun Herald' [4], that were and are, responsible for "anti-vax" labelling and shaming [5] in order to suppress critics and criticism of inappropriate vaccination.

$309 million worth of Facebook shares are also listed in the Future Fund portfolio [3], and it is notable that Facebook is now hindering Australians' free discussion of matters relevant to vaccine products and policy with its self-appointed 'fact-checkers'.

Should a major corporation such as Channel 9 be allowed to conduct a 'guilt campaign' to coerce Australians to be vaccinated? Do Peter Costello and Nine Entertainment have conflicts of interest? Does Channel 9 profit from government and big pharma vaccination promos?

Evidence to support our concerns is presented in our Conflicts of Interest in Australian Vaccination Policies Press Release [6].

Free and informed consent to vaccination should not be compromised. Companies should be held to a high level of probity and transparency as the Australian community expects.

In the interests of public health, we demand that this promo be removed - promptly and permanently!


REFERENCES:

[1] https://www.news.com.au/finance/peter-costello-becomes-chairman-of-nine-entertainment/news-story/92f3dfd6cc3386e49b3855640f07c767 [2] https://www.futurefund.gov.au/about-us/who-we-are/board-of-guardians [3] 2020: https://www.futurefund.gov.au/-/media/future-fund---documents/largest-listed-equity-holdings/20200630---top-100-largest-listed-equity-holdings.ashx?la=en&hash=AA01CDFBEAA52A0D939137EDC9FA55B1969BA317 2019: https://www.futurefund.gov.au/-/media/future-fund---documents/largest-listed-equity-holdings/20190630---top-100-direct-listed-equity-holdings.ashx?la=en&hash=68B5BBE149ACF3BCA3A204E22BD72E0B2FB232A8 [4] https://www.nineforbrands.com.au/ad-specs/print-and-magazines/ [5] https://www.smh.com.au/topic/anti-vaxxer-movement-1mnk [6] https://imoparty.com/Conflicts-of-Interest-in-Vaccination-Policies


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