CSL and contaminated blood scandal: UK accepts ‘moral responsibility’; Australia still silent – Michael West

CSL and contaminated blood

The UK Health Secretary has just admitted his government’s “moral responsibility” for the UK’s contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 1980s. Meanwhile, the Liberal/National government still refuses to apologise and offer financial support to the up to 20,000 victims as recommended 17 years ago by a Senate Committee. And Labor, which has similarly ignored the recommendations, has just acknowledged the “historic injustice” but says it can’t do anything. Why is it so hard for the victims asks Elizabeth Minter? Is it because CSL, the darling of Australia’s business community, lies at the heart of the scandal? “The Government is just waiting for us all to die.”

Source: CSL and contaminated blood scandal: UK accepts ‘moral responsibility’; Australia still silent – Michael West

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