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Maralinga Aboriginal victims call on Australian govts for help

“When you’ve got families that lose their sight or they’ve got crippling and terminal cancers because of these tests, you know you’ve got fundamental problems,” he said.

“We can’t continue to only give access to justice for non-Aboriginal people.”

Indigenous group still fighting for Maralinga compo, ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) 3 August 2010, The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement says it needs $500,000 to continue its fight for compensation for Aboriginal people affected by British nuclear tests at Maralinga in the 1950s and 1960s.

The movement’s chief executive officer, Neil Gillespie, says it is seeking joint funding from the state and federal governments to ensure that victims of the nuclear tests get justice.

“We have to as a mature society provide access to justice to all people in this country, including Aboriginal people,” he said.

Mr Gillespie says money is needed to cover court and research costs and governments should help out.

“When you’ve got families that lose their sight or they’ve got crippling and terminal cancers because of these tests, you know you’ve got fundamental problems,” he said.

“We can’t continue to only give access to justice for non-Aboriginal people.”

Mr Gillespie says he is waiting for a response from state Attorney-General John Rau…..

Indigenous group still fighting for Maralinga compo – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

August 4, 2010 - Posted by | General News | , , , , , , ,

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