By Alison Ryan
The Australian Medical Professionals’ Society (AMPS) has taken it upon themselves to conduct an independent inquiry, and they’re taking it to Parliament House, Canberra.
On Wednesday 18 October, a panel of Australian and international experts will address an audience at Parliament House in an effort to answer the question: What is causing Australians to die at unprecedented rates?
Too many dead – an inquiry into Australia’s excess mortality
It may at first seem an extraordinary thing to say, but the fact is that Australia is currently experiencing a prolonged elevated rate of death across all age groups. An examination of the official figures shows rates in the vicinity of 12-17% above baseline averages, rates never seen since wartime. They leapt up in early 2021 and continue at unusual levels to this day.
In response to the globally declared COVID-19 pandemic, Australian medical and political authorities enforced unscientific and profoundly unethical public health measures such as extended lockdowns, border closures, school closures, forced masking and mandated novel vaccines still clearly in the experimental phase of development.
There is no credible evidence that the non-pharmaceutical or pharmaceutical public health interventions enforced reduced mortality and kept people “safe”.
The unprecedented excess deaths being seen in Australia are also being seen globally, with many countries witnessing disturbing trends in death from all causes, the majority of which are not attributable to COVID-19.
The scale of death suggests we are in the midst of an actual disaster. The fact that it appears silent alters nothing. Too many extra Australians are dying and yet almost none of our public health officials, politicians or medical colleges and associations seem interested in finding out why. We seem to be confronted by administrative wilful blindness. Failure of the authorities to seek answers in fact shows a reckless disregard for the lives of Australians. It is past time for us to demand an answer to what is causing these deaths and how to stop them. If the government really cares about keeping people “safe” why is there such a refusal to inquire?
Senator Ralph Babet put forward two motions in the Senate seeking acknowledgement and an investigation into Australia’s concerning excess death data. On March 23rd, 2023 he proposed a select committee of inquiry.
Senator Babet pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved a general business notice of motion no. 194 –
• That a select committee, to be known as the Select Committee on Australia’s Excess Mortality, be established to inquire into and report on (this issue)….
But the motion was defeated 35 to 4. Then again, regarding the Australian Bureau of Statistics Mortality date, on March 24th, 2023, a motion was moved by Senator Babet asking that the Senate acknowledge:
• There has been a concerning number of excess deaths in Australia in 2021 and 2022, as evidenced by recent all-cause provisional mortality data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and
• There is a need for further inquiry and scrutiny as to the reasons for these excess deaths, including why dementia and diabetes have seen significant increases in recent years.
The motion was defeated 30 to 29.
Since it appears those who have been entrusted to serve and protect the people refuse to fulfill their duty to seek answers, the Australian Medical Professionals’ Society will do so. AMPS, as an association of medical professionals dedicated to ethical evidence-based healthcare, is undertaking an inquiry that no one else will address. It is our duty as health professionals to make our patient’s health and safety our first priority. AMPS will be holding an inquiry into Australia’s excess mortality on Wednesday, October 18th in Parliament House, Canberra. We have called for submissions from national and international experts as well as from the TGA, ATAGI and the Department of Health.
The number of dying Australians constitutes an unfolding catastrophe and we owe it to all those dead Australians and their grieving families and friends to investigate what is killing people at such an alarming rate. Failing to seek answers is negligent and beyond disrespectful.
The results of this inquiry will be made available to all Australians. The published report will be provided to all stakeholders, medical regulatory and political authorities, and to medical colleges and associations.