Anti-vaccination leaders banned from Australia

Published: 09 August 2017


Two international anti-vaccination ringleaders have been banned from returning to Australia for up to three years following a controversial film tour.

Polly Tommey and Suzanne Humphries reportedly produced and organised a number of secret screenings in Australia and globally for their anti-vaxxer film called Vaxxed: From Cover Up to Catastrophe.

The Herald Sun reports that both women will be refused re-entry over alleged visa breaches. It is believed they failed to declare their intention to work on our shores.

Ms Tommey won’t be allowed to re-enter Australia until 2020.

She then slammed the Australian Government during a video post, calling out nation as the “worst” she’d ever visited.

“Not the people, the government,” she said.

“I had my phone taken away as I left Australia. They confiscated my phone and took photographs of all my emails and texts. They also told me I am banned from Australia for three years.”

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has criticised the film, slamming the secret Melbourne film screenings.

“I flatly condemn the movie and the anti-vaccination message as being based on unscientific conspiracy theories,” he said.

The film reportedly urges parents to expose their children to deadly diseases.