Grant Broadcasters pulls “misleading” Clive Palmer ads

Grant Broadcasters has pulled a high rotation campaign for Clive Palmer’s United Australia Party after the material was found to be “misleading” by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 

On its website, The TGA states: The Therapeutic Goods Administration is seriously concerned about misleading information, authorised by Mr Clive Palmer that has recently been broadcast on radio stations in the Grant Broadcasters Radio network and which provides an incorrect picture of the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
At issue is that the UAP ads suggest that over 200 Australians had died as a result of being vaccinated for COVID-19.

As the TGA explains: About 160,000 people die in Australia every year – almost 3000 each week – and therefore it is quite expected that there have been some deaths reported within days or a few weeks of vaccination. However, it has found only one case where an individual with vaccine related thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) or any other related condition has passed away.

The TGA goes on to emphasise that: Public figures have a responsibility to be factual and to not to undermine our health through spreading misleading information. The head of the TGA, Adjunct Professor John Skerritt has written to both Mr Palmer and the CEO of the Grant Broadcasters Radio network to remind them of this responsibility.

In a statement today, Grant Broadcasters responded: “Our radio stations strongly support their local communities and that includes fully supporting initiatives that keep our community safe, like the federal and state government COVID-19 vaccination programs.




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