Australian Research Council Releases First Report Concluding “Encouraging Evidence For the Effectiveness of Homeopathy”

Public pressure especially from the group Releasethefirstreport.com and from the Australian Senate has pushed the NHMRC or The Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council into releasing a first report on homeopathy that they have said for years was not available.

Skeptics who lied about their bias and became part of the NHMRC research group looking into homeopathy, managed to bury a first independent report that was very positive about homeopathy. They replaced it with a second report that was replete with poor research standards and trickery to put homeopathy in a poor light. This second report was promoted around the world by skeptic organizations and the press as ‘homeopathy being ineffective.’

NHMRC CEO Prof Anne Kelso, now claims that even the NHMRC’s second report “did not conclude that homeopathy was ineffective”, despite claims to that effect by these anti-homeopathy campaigners.

“For over three years NHMRC have refused to release their 2012 draft report on homeopathy, despite Freedom of Information requests and even requests by members of the Australian Senate. To see this document finally seeing the light of day is a major win for transparency and public accountability in research.”  –Rachel Roberts, HRI Chief Executive

See Homeopathy Research Council

The Australian Senate has ordered the Research Council’s ombudsman to investigate the whole process and the Ombudsman report is imminent.

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