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Laura Turner - September 2014
9 News Australia reported that the Victorian government won't pass legislation that would make it easier for firefighters diagnosed with cancer to get compensation, despite pleas from a veteran firefighter who is battling cancer. Firefighter Scott Morrison believes that his 35 years as a firefighter, breathing in toxic smoke, caused his cancer. When he started working as a firefighter, they didn't have the high tech protective gear that they have today, but he can't get WorkCover. He has had to use his own sick leave and holiday pay, and other firefighters have donated their own leave to help him. Morrison is asking the state government to introduce legislation that would make it easier for firefighters with cancer to get compensated, but the government said that it is waiting for scientific evidence that specific cancers are due to the nature of the work.
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Original source: www.9news.com.au