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F-111 compo questions remain.



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Hon Arch Bevis MP Federal Member for Brisbane Shadow Minister for Defence Planning, Procurement and Personnel Assisting the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations

21st December, 2004

F-111 COMPO QUESTIONS REMAIN

Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel Arch Bevis welcomed the Howard Government’s decision to provide compensation to RAAF personnel, public servants and civilians whose health has been damaged from the F-111 Deseal/Reseal programmes.

Mr Bevis said: “This decision is long overdue and is good news in time for Christmas but we still await the final details of the compensation package. It is also imperative that the processes for making claims be expedited.”

“This whole exercise revealed completely unsatisfactory safety standards for RAAF personnel and civilians whose long term health has been seriously jeopardised by the work they were doing for the air force.”

“We await the actual details of the compensation and trust that they will be comprehensive, fair and swift,” Mr Bevis said.

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