NICK XENOPHON M.L.C.
INDEPENDENT NO POKIES MEMBER
LEGISLATION PASSED BY SA PARLIAMENT TODAY
Diseases Bill 2005 introduced by No Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon on
The Bill also allows damages to be awarded to
victims for their loss of capacity to care for others.
In an Australian first the legislation overturns a draconian High Court
decision (CSR Limited v Eddy  HCA 65) of
Mr Xenophon said:
proud to have introduced this Bill and to have been a part of a piece of
legislation that will have a positive effect for a deserving group of people”.
Terry Miller Secretary of the Asbestos Victims
Association of SA Inc. said:
Bill is very important for our members. It
will give them quick access to justice and ensure their families are properly
compensated for the terrible diseases they suffer”.
Melissa Haylock, a 42 year old mother of triplets
with mesothelioma, who became the public face of the campaign to pass the Bill
was emotional when the Bill was passed. Melissa
about my children and others like them, and making sure that they are looked
after. That was my primary
and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075
Written and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075