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Media Release

John Anderson, MP

Deputy Prime Minister

Minister for Transport and Regional Services

Leader of the National Party



28 January 2000 



The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services, John Anderson, has welcomed Mobil’s decision to set up a compensation program for its customers affected by aviation fuel contamination.

Mr Anderson said: "Mobil’s program is a wide-ranging effort to compensate its customers for their business losses. I believe that aviation companies should consider seriously the program, and discuss it with their legal and financial advisers.

"Mobil has not set a dollar limit on payments under the program, and is proposing to use an independent mediator to help resolve disputes about the level of compensation. Mobil will continue to make payments under its $15 million hardship program."

Mr Anderson said that Government officials would continue to discuss the details of the program with Mobil.

He said that all three Australian aircraft manufacturers had now endorsed CASA’s decontamination procedures.

"I am pleased to say that Gippsland Aeronautics, Jabiru Aircraft, and Eagle Aircraft have all endorsed the procedures. I urge the other aircraft and engine manufacturers to adopt the same policy."


Media Contact: Paul Chamberlin: (02) 6277 7680 / (0419) 233 989



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