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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Only one (1) poisoned worker's claim paid.
It was revealed on August 6 that one of the many Workers Compensation claims for the poisoned Kimberley chemical sprayers has been paid, despite more than 40 already dead. Incredibly this is six months after Agricultural Minister, Kim Chance told the long suffering and dying former workers that their claims would be "Fast-Tracked". We know of claimants who have fought the WA Insurance Commission all the way, and have still received costs within 6 months! Yet Kim Chance says our boys are being Fast-Tracked.
See our "How to Help" page on our DERBY DIOXIN section for more very revealing questions about how the WA government has stifled fair assessment of the workers' claims.
Most of the workers have no idea who the successful claimant is. However keep in mind that if this worker has been on Social Security payments due to his/her illness, they will be obliged to repay those payments to CentreLink. Meanwhile more workers will die.

Posted by Westralia.Net at 1:47 PM JST
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