Your Support Is Needed
Our clinic wants to ask you to help support Fran Sheffield, regarding her stand for Homeopathy. She has an upcoming court case in which she is making a stand for all of us (homeopaths and the public) in Australia.
On November 18, she will be in the Federal Court of Australia defending homeopathy against claims by the ACCC that homeopathy is a misleading and deceptive practice. But because we as homeopaths and the organisations that represent us have chosen appeasement and conciliation in recent years rather than firm statements of what we know to be true, it will now make our defence in Court so much harder.
Her fight is your fight and $11,500.00 has to be raised over the next week to fund her legal team’s final preparations.
If you are a homeopath, someone who uses homeopathy, or an allied alternative health practitioner we hope you will help as the outcome of this case will affect you. If the ACCC is allowed to stop us sharing important homeopathic information that is in the public interest a precedent will be set that allows them to do the same with you – as a practitioner you can look to a future in which you will be limited in what you say, and as a user of alternative therapies you will be restricted in what you can hear.
Instead of capitulating under the pressure Fran decided it was time to draw a line in the sand and say, enough is enough – this far and no further! The erosion of our rights as homeopaths and the rights of our patients has to stop. We hope you agree.
We realise that this is a difficult time for everyone but this is a serious situation that will affect you all. It is important for each of us that a strong defence is mounted in this case. Can you see your way clear to donating $100 before the end of this week to ensure that happens? If $100 is too much, please consider giving what you can – any amount would truly be appreciated and will certainly make a difference. Contributions to the Fighting Fund can be made in one of the following ways:
1. Donate by card over the phone at 02 4304 0822 (International callers: +612 4304 0822)
2. Make a PayPal payment to: firstname.lastname@example.org – remember to add FIGHTING FUND in the comments section and we will send you a receipt.
3. Direct deposit funds into the following designated account – be sure to email email@example.com with the amount and FIGHTING FUND in the subject line if you would like a receipt:
Westpac Account: Fighting Fund
BSB: 032 627
4. Fax your credit card details and the amount you want to give to 02 4044 0153 (international faxes: +612 4044 0153)
5. Mail your cheque to:
7b / 1 Pioneer Avenue
Tuggerah NSW 2259
Ph: (612) 4304 0822