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Rescuer waits to be compensated for injuries

By Thumper 2 June 2008 24

ABC online is reporting that Warren Masters who was injured saving the life of a four-year-old boy from a vicious dog in Canberra last year says he still has not received compensation. He jumped into a backyard at Banks and grappled with a dog that was savaging the boy.

Mr Masters asked the ACT Government to cover $29,000 in medical expenses and time off work.

The Government says it is working on compensation, but Mr Masters says he still does not know if he will be left out of pocket.

I’m not sure that there is any way the government can compensate him. Can anyone add anything?

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cranky 9:10 pm 05 Jun 08

Astounding how a payment by Gov in this case, and recompensing the unfortunate widow of the car crash on Barry Drive a couple of months ago, are just sooooooo dificult for this bunch of hopeless clowns.

But just see the alacrity they can introduce speed cameras, the efficiency of their parking inspectors, the zeal of the fine gathering component of the local plod.

The greatest payroll tax take, the highest vehicle rego fees, in fact, according to the CT, we are the highest taxed State/Territory in Aust.

The ACT Labour Gov have become consumed by revenue raising, and how to hang on to that revenue.

Not a good image to carry into an election.

sepi 8:55 pm 05 Jun 08

Good stuff. Just a pity it took media attention before they got around to doing anything – this happened ages ago = at least a year.

ant 8:50 pm 05 Jun 08

In today’s unread paper, it said the gov’t is going to pay his medical bills and lost wages (he’s a landscaper).
http://canberra.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/struggling-hero-gets-helping-hand/784128.aspx
Apparently, he didn’t qualify for Victims of Crime payment as the perp. was an animal.

smeeagain 12:28 pm 04 Jun 08

The owners of the dog weren’t charged with any offences, which is why he can’t pursue the victim of crime payment

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