Despite respiratory conditions, death, trauma and now cancer (and the probable emergence of Pulmonary Fibrosis) both during and after the fire, there was silence from both the government of the day as well as the mine company. Don’t let Big Coal get away with endangering people’s health – let’s make them accountable for what they leave behind.The more of us who speak up, the more likely the Inquiry is to take our concerns seriously and hold to account the companies and authorities behind this tragic industrial disaster.
A submission is simply a letter or email detailing your experiences, concerns or view on the health impacts of the mine fire.
Key points to remember when writing your submission:
- Lodge your submission by the due date – Monday August 10th – details here http://hazelwoodinquiry.vic.gov.au/public-submissions/
- These are the terms of reference to be addressed as part of the current deadline for submissions:
6. Whether the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire contributed to an increase in deaths, having regard to any relevant evidence for the period 2009 to 2014;
7. Short, medium and long term measures to improve the health of the Latrobe Valley communities having regard to any health impacts identified by the Board as being associated with the Hazelwood Coal Mine Fire;
- Tell your story in clear terms and give examples if you can.
- To submit online go to: http://hazelwoodinquiry.vic.gov.au/online-submissions/