Australian asbestos sufferer and campaigner Bernie Banton dies


This video from Australia is called Tony Abbott has no time for Bernie Banton. Its YouTube text says:

Check out what Tony Abbott really thinks of Bernie Banton in this video. [Australian] Liberal Health Minister Tony Abbott skipped out on a meeting with anti-asbestos campaigner Bernie Banton, who wanted to give him a petition with nearly 20,000 signatures asking for support for his fellow mesothelioma sufferers. Mr Banton is terminally ill.

By Terry Cook:

Australia: Asbestos sufferer and campaigner Bernie Banton dies at 61

3 December 2007

Well-known asbestosis campaigner Bernie Banton died on November 27 at his Sydney home from asbestos-related peritoneal mesothelioma. Banton, who was 61, contracted the disease, along with asbestosis and an asbestos-related pleural condition, when working on asbestos products from 1968 to 1974 for building materials manufacturer James Hardie Industries (JHIL).

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