23rd June 2021 the Federal Government announced that a new immunotherapy drug has been added to the PBS – what wonderful news for mesothelioma sufferers – a new edition in the tool kit to fight mesothelioma. Please see link below for all the info on this terrific news
8th May 2021 – It is with a heavy heart that we farewell James Wallner who passed away last night – he was a fighter and took this issue to the line. May James RIP knowing that he has helped others who may come into the future from this disaster to help them and their families – a truly inspirational person. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-08/asbestos-campaigner-james-wallner-dies-aged-54/100126042
When we think of the people who could suffer from exposure to asbestos, we might imagine tradespeople and home renovators. But in Canberra, one man has developed mesothelioma simply because of where he lived – in a house that had been treated with a dangerous form of loose-fill asbestos known as Mr Fluffy.
Unlike the victims of James Hardie products, there’s been no way for Mr Fluffy victims to claim compensation. But that might be about to change.
Watch this report from the 7.30 Report on the ABC.
To All our Members and Supporters – Have a wonderful New Year and most importantly a safe one – Our Office will be closed until the Thursday 14th January 2021 If you require support or assistance of any kind over this time please call Vicki on 0407274173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org – Hope to see you all sometime in 2021
#asbestosawareness #donation – ACV/GARDS would like to thank very much the crews (gals and guys) from Delta Demolition and the CFMEU – Hazelwood Power station – Hazelwood Mine and EBAC for the wonderful monetary donation they made to us a few days ago. We really appreciate the support in helping us with our asbestos sufferers and their families and also the awareness we do in the community – we wish everyone a great Xmas and Happy New Year on all the working sites in the Latrobe Valley. Pictured here are reps from both companies who came to give us this wonderful donation There were two other reps in our office as well as the two in the photo
asbestos exposure still has on Victorian lives and the strategies in place to reduce exposure. – ACV/GARDS – Brian Healy will be speaking in this webinar – please support this important message that we are all trying to send the community – Other speakers are Dr Tom John – Peter Mac – Medical Oncologist and researcher into thoracic cancers – Lung and Mesothelioma – Prof Tim Driscoll – Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine – Sydney University – Simone Stevenson – Executive Officer – Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency – It will be a great session – please register at this link https://bit.ly/32kE0Hg