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Bushfire victims to sue government

By Thumper - 1 July 2005 1

It had to happen at some stgae and it appears it is. I wonder how our brave leader will take this except to put on his angry and try to bully those involved, or bog them down in so much red tape that it will become a nightmare.

CT article here

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bulldog 2:04 pm 01 Jul 05

What a story. Not sure how I feel about it, but I will say Mark Howard sounds like the proverbial ambulance chaser.

“Clients who have been catastrophically injured and then decide to take legal proceedings are the bravest people on this Earth” ; What a load of shit. These folks are only “Brave” because they line his pockets to ensure he can continue leading a decadent lifestyle.

I’ve followed young Nicki’s story quite closely, and I feel for her and her family very much; I believe that they have been very brave and endured terrible hardships. I also agree they should be enitiled to compensation, but is this the right way to go about it?

I don’t know if there is any provision in the legal system to award people compensation without pursuing a negligence or criminal damage claim; Can anyone enlighten me?

The Govt’s could probably have done more in the years prior to the disaster to reduce the risk involved, however I think poor resources (i.e. funding) were probably the major contribtuors to the events on Jan 18th.

Hope they get a fair go and aren’t labelled as ‘money grubbers’ or ‘oppurtunists’ by the media; that title should fall squarely on the shoulders of the vermin in the law firms.

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