Children’s Health Defence Australia launch

26 Aug 2023
Children's Health Defence Australia launch


9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Bookings closed


The Well Function Centre
58 Highland Way, , Upper Coomera,, Queensland, 4209
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Join us for the Australian launch of Children’s Health Defense, the renowned organisation and now Australian chapter movement, dedicated to making a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of children and families Down Under.

Date: 26th August 2023

Time: 9am  – 4pm

Tickets: $15

Speakers include:

Professor Ian Brighthope

He graduated in Agricultural Science in 1965 and then in 1974 graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The Brighthope Clinics and Biocentres were developed in the 1970’s.  They specialised in Nutritional
Medicine, Environmental Medicine, intravenous therapies including chelation therapy and herbal medicine.  As chairman of the Australian College of Herbal Medicine, he developed an early interest in cannabis and other controversial herbs.

As founding president of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) and president for over 26 years, Professor Brighthope pioneered the first post-graduate medical course in nutrition and its related fellowship in Australia.  He is now the official ambassador of ACNEM.

Professor Brighthope has acted as an advocate for doctors practising Integrative Medicine for over 35 years.  He has had training and extensive experience in Crisis Management, Risk Management and Public/Government Relations.  He has also had extensive experience in the pharmaceutical manufacturing and exporting industry as the managing director of a TGA licensed facility.

In 2001 to 2003, he was President of the Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia, the peak industry body for Complementary Medicines.  He delivered the Telstra National Press Club address in September 2002 on complementary medicines and sustainable health in an ageing population.  Professor Brighthope is now the official ambassador to the peak body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA)



Professor Robyn Cosford

Professor Robyn Cosford was an integrative medical practitioner, naturopath and homeopath of over 35 years, with an Honours degree in Medicine and life membership of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine.

She was working in conjunction with the University of Newcastle from 1996 in the area of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and childrens’ neurodevelopmental and behavioural disorders, presented her findings at 3 international autism conferences, and convened 2 Mind of Child conferences in Australia in 1998 and 2002, introducing the area of biological treatment of autism into Australia. The influence of the gut microbiome and abnormalities have been a feature of ongoing research in conjunction with Bioscreen, which came out of the University of Newcastle research team.

Robyn is fascinated in the energetics of life, that we are body soul and spirit simultaneously, and how these interact within us personally, and in our connection with others and this Creation out of which we were formed. She has done extra training in EFT, various spiritual and energetic healing modalities, the use of magnets and so on.

As a mother of 5, she is passionate about the health of children, families and interpersonal relationships. It is for these reasons that she chose to surrender her medical license, ahead of being deregistered for writing mask exemptions, vaccine exemptions and Ivermectin scripts in defiance of the AHPRA gag order of March 2022,  so that she could speak openly about what the current situation and the threat to the health and wellness of people and children in particular.



Professor Gigi Foster

Gigi Foster is a Professor with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. Born, raised and educated in the USA, she emigrated to Australia in 2003 and now works in diverse fields including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, time use, behavioural economics, and Australian policy.

Her research contributions regularly inform public debates and appear in both specialised and cross-disciplinary outlets (e.g., Quantitative Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Population Economics, Journal of Economic Psychology, Human Relations).  Her teaching, featuring strategic innovation and integration with research, was awarded a 2017 Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning.

Named 2019 Young Economist of the Year by the Economic Society of Australia, Professor Foster has filled numerous roles of service to the profession and engages heavily on economic matters with the Australian community.  As one of Australia’s leading economics communicators, her regular media appearances include co-hosting The Economists, a national economics talk-radio program and podcast series premiered in 2018, with Peter Martin AM on ABC Radio National.


Senator Malcom Roberts

Malcolm brings to the Senate a thorough, practical and analytical approach to examining issues and is deeply committed to listening and thoroughly researching the facts. During the Covid pandemic Senator Roberts has spoken out about the impact of the mandates and calls for essential freedom and liberties to be restored for all Australians. He rejects a two-tier society based on vaccination status and in 2022 hosted two cross-party inquiries “COVID under question” and “COVID Inquiry 2.0”







Professor Ramesh Thakur

Ramesh Thakur Ph.D. is Emeritus Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, where he was Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. He was formerly Senior Vice Rector of the United Nations University and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations. Educated in India and Canada, he has held full-time academic appointments in Fiji, New Zealand, Canada, and Australia and been a consultant to the Australian, New Zealand and Norwegian governments on arms control, disarmament and international security issues.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Thakur has become one of the leading critics of the Australian government’s actions amid the hasty formation of ‘policy’ as a part of its pandemic response, with numerous articles published in The Spectator and The Brownstone Institute. Now a grandfather, Ramesh has decided to expand and continue his efforts in exposing inefficient and ineffective governance, and pursue a new path with Children’s Health Defense Australia. He is passionate about working to protect the health and well-being of children, by applying his knowledge and professional expertise to this important cause.  Professor Thakur is an author of numerous books, hundreds of published journal essays and is a proud founder of Australians for Science and Freedom.


Dr Astrid Lefringhausen

Dr Astrid Lefringhausen studied biology at University Kiel in Germany, finishing with a Diploma in Microbiology, Doctorate in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at University Kiel in 1996. During this time she was also working as a nurse in Radiology, teaching medicinal microbiology to nurse students at the German Red Cross and work in the Biotechnology research facility of Bayer.

Astrid worked from 1996 to 2004 for Qiagen (a Molecular Biology start up at the time), first as a Technical Sales Representative then Export Manager for the Asia Pacific Region. From 2004 to 2012 she worked for Miltenyi Biotec (German Cell therapy and Immunology company) as Export manager for Eastern Europe, Africa and South and Middle America, overseeing installing, teaching and monitoring stem and immune cell therapy for terminal cancer patients across hospitals in her territory. She moved to Australia in 2006 while employed by Miltenyi Biotec and took over Sales and Technical Support for AU/NZ in the molecular area, for Immunology in multiple states. Since 2015 Astrid has been working in the diagnostics industry with Pathologies and Universities across Australia and New Zealand in the area of cell chemistry, immunohaematology.

Along with Dr Conny Turni, Astrid published “COVID-19 vaccines – an Australian review” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology, exploring COVID-19 vaccines in Australia; the promises and predictions originally made versus the actual facts, and evaluating the safety and efficacy by way of reviewing the literature and the data from government agencies over the pandemic.

…with more to be announced


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