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Labor's Response to In-Principle Agreement in PFAS Mediation

February 27, 2020

HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR NORTHERN AUSTRALIA
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
 
MEMBER FOR LINGIARI 
 
MERYL SWANSON MP
MEMBER FOR PATERSON

SENATOR MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY
SENATOR FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY

We welcome the announcement that an in-principle agreement has been reached in the class action in respect to PFAS contamination in Williamtown, Katherine and Oakey.
 
These communities have been severely affected by PFAS contamination which leached from neighbouring RAAF bases.
 
The Williamtown, Katherine and Oakey communities have consistently shown courage, strength and determination throughout this gruelling process, and we are relieved that the government has decided not to drag them through the courts.
 
We wait in anticipation for finalisation of this agreement.
 
We note the statement by Ministers Reynolds and Chester that this is not the end of engagement with these communities.
 
THURSDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2020

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