Abolition of asbestos board overseeing claims for sufferers

A decision to dismantle a board that oversees compensation claims for people with asbestos-related diseases in New South Wales has divided victims’ groups.

Set up in 1927, the Dust Diseases Board met once a month to assess compensation applications from people with asbestos-related diseases.

Under changes announced yesterday, that organisation will become the Dust Diseases Authority, but the State Government insists the staff will stay on and there will be no reduction in benefits.

However, the board overseeing the current Dust Diseases Board will be abolished.

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