This is a suspect example of leadership where people will use power to limit other peoples interests. If those people do not want these services that is okay, however I believe that true leaders would allow individuals to come to their own conclusions rather than attempt a big brother style, especially with other vested interests involved.
Here is the article.There has been a recent push in Australia to peel back the initiatives made with regards to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine
(CAM). This push is coming from a group called the Australian Sceptics. Some of these Sceptics have links to pharmaceutical and drug company interests. One of the more prominent members of the Sceptics is Dick Smith. Professor John Dwyer is affiliated with them also. The Sceptics have a modus operandi – they manage to have a media release in a major paper like the Sydney Morning Herald pushing their point of view, followed by or in parallel with a letter writing campaign by individual Sceptics aimed at politicians or government organisations such as the Australia Consumer Complaint Tribunal (ACCC), Health Care Complaints Commission or the Therapeutic Goods Administration
. The Sceptics are very adapt at manipulating opinion in a way that makes organisations or governments think the general public are more involved than what they in fact are.The most recent initiative by the Australian Sceptics is to try to close down all university courses in Australia with regards to CAM. This includes Chinese medicine
and Naturopathy. They are also trying to close down the Chiropractic courses. This push by the Sceptics is also aimed at undermining the new hospital being built in Chatswood
, of which the University of Western Sydney
will be a research partner. This hospital will incorporate western orthodox medicine
along with Chinese medicine as it is utalised in China. This is a wonderful service for the public but unfortunately the Sceptics and their pharmaceutical industry ties do not want to see this happen.Please read the article below and become familiar with this issue. You can also add your vote to the poll at the bottom of the article.
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Scientists urge unis to axe alternative medicine courses