Universal Medicine cult in the NSW Northern Rivers

On 19 March 2019 I gave a talk in Lismore on the Unimed cult’s disruptive behaviour in the Northern Rivers. A lively audience of over 200 people came to the Lismore Workers Club to hear me speak for an info packed 2 hours. The recording with the slideshow is now available on YouTube.

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Universal Medicine in University of Queensland medical research controversy – updated March 2019

Christoph Schnelle Nicola Lessing In your Interest Unimed Living
Unimed Living – UQ PhD student Christoph Schnelle with wife, Unimed Living Pty Ltd company director, Nicola Lessing

Universal Medicine made news for bogus ‘medical research’ allowed by University of Queensland’s school of public health, with two papers published in international medical journals. The studies were full of very serious flaws and the authors, longstanding Universal Medicine cult promoters, failed to declare very serious conflicts of interest. The University’s failure to retract the papers, even after UM was found to be a fraud and a socially harmful cult, is just one more example of authorities acting against the public interest. In this case putting the interests of a dangerous cult before public health and the advancement of science and medicine.

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Universal Medicine accountability – harm minimisation notifications post Benhayon v Rockett

QuillThe Supreme Court of NSW has published its final determination on Serge Benhayon’s unsuccessful defamation claim against me. The document can be used by any member of the public to seek assurances that anti-social cult Universal Medicine does not continue its harms into the future. See below for a proposed template for making notifications about UM.

The court’s final determination reflecting the jury’s findings is available at this link: https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5c772e44e4b0196eea404c09#

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Esther wins Benhayon v Rockett defamation proceedings

Northern Star headline Serge Benhayon leader Universal Medicine cult

Northern Star 20 October 2018

On 15 October 2018 a four person Supreme Court jury unanimously vindicated Esther Rockett after a three year court battle against Universal Medicine cult leader, Serge Benhayon. Read about the court’s findings on the blog article: Benhayon v Rockett victory at last and the way forward.

Esther thanks all of her supporters and her legal team for all their efforts in ensuring her success at trial. If you’re new to Universal Medicine see the Wikipedia overview the list of UM news reports, Esther’s other blog Universal Medicine cult exposed, and her YouTube video series Unpacking Universal Medicine.

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Benhayon v Rockett June 2018 discovery judgment

NSW Supreme Court Queens SquareOn 1 February 2018 I sought orders for Serge Benhayon to give further discovery and to provide sworn answers to interrogatory questions. Judgment was handed down on 20 June 2018. Read the judgment in full at NSW Case Law website: 

https://www.caselaw.nsw.gov.au/decision/5b2997afe4b0b9ab4020d0a0

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The Conversation: Universal Medicine and the case for better consumer protection from quackery

 

Screenshot 2018-05-11 08.40.17Emeritus Professor John Dwyer of University of New South Wales examines Universal Medicine’s controversial activities as a purported health service. He takes aim at UM’s bogus esoteric therapies, misconduct among its medical promoters, and the lack of action by regulators.

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The Conversation Why consumers need better protection from dodgy health care: the case of ‘Universal Medicine’ 10 May 2018

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ABC News reports on Universal Medicine privacy breaches

Dr Samuel Kim Pulmonary Care

Dr Samuel Kim Pulmonary Care – has stood down from AMA Qld Council. Medical practice is an ‘Art’ but reincarnation is a ‘Science’

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Doctor who gave patient medical history to Universal Medicine ‘cult’ stands down from AMA ABC News Online 2/5/18

Last year, the NSW Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) investigated a complaint that private medical information was improperly disclosed by lung specialist Dr Samuel Kim to head of Universal Medicine, Serge Benhayon. The IPC made its finding in March.

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