Marie Ryan has accepted the post as WESTRALIA.NET HEALTH OFFICER. See her profile on our "Government" page. It was Naomi Segal, Marie and other parents affected by mandatory chemical spraying with substances banned elsewhere that succesfully altered the regulations allowing WA to finally catch up with the rest of the educated world about the dangers of organochlorine chemicals. Media reports from the time illustrate how the WA Health Department had to be dragged "kicking & shouting" about the chemicals' alleged safety. Unfortunately by the time Marie and associoates won their campaign many Westralians parents and children unnecessarily suffered sometimes horrendous consequences of the WA governments concerted denials.