Footnotes

Footnotes

CHAPTER 1 - Background

[1]        Michael Smith, Deputy Chief Officer, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, Attachment, Submission 13, p. 35.

[2]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 7.

[3]        See Schedule 1, Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011.

[4]        Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 3.

[5]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 7.

[6]        See Mario Racco, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Canada, 'Report to Minister Peters on the treatment of Firefighter Cancer Claims by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board,' Ontario Ministry of Labour. Available at http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/pubs/firefighters/review.php (accessed 15 August 2011).

[7]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 4.

[8]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 6.

[9]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 6.

[10]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 11.

[11]      The report by Dr Tee Guidotti is discussed by Mr Alex Forrest, Submission 1, p. 14.

[12]      For discussion see Mr Alex Forrest, Submission 1, p. 6 and Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September, pp 4–6.

[13]      Canadian jurisdictions today list 14 cancers in their presumptive legislation. For discussion see Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, pp 5–6.

[14]      Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 6.

[15]      Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 8.

[16]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 4.

[17]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 4.

[18]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14 ,p. 5.

[19]      Mr Craig Sidebottom, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 16.

[20]      Mr Craig Sidebottom, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 16.

[21]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 4.

[22]      For more on qualifying periods see Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, pp 8–9.

CHAPTER 2 - The science

[1]        See Submission 1 Attachments.

[2]        Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 2.

[3]        Mr Alex Forrest, Submission 1, p. 6.

[4]        Tee L. Guidotti and David F. Goldsmith, 'Report to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba on the Association Between Selected Cancers and the Occupation of Firefighter,' Submission 1 Attachment 5, p. 26.

[5]        Since then and following further research Manitoba has expanded its list of recognised occupational cancers for firefighters from five to fourteen.

[6]        Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 2.

[7]        Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 3.

[8]        Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 3.

[9]        Grace LeMasters et al, 'Cancer Risk Among Firefighters: A Review and Meta-analysis of 32 studies,' Submission 1 Attachment 7, p. 1189.

[10]      Grace LeMasters et al, 'Cancer Risk Among Firefighters: A Review and Meta-analysis of 32 studies,' Submission 1 Attachment 7, p. 1189.

[11]      See http://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=10328 (accessed 9 September 2011).

[12]      Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 6.

[13]      Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 7.

[14]      ACT Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Submission 24, p. 2.

[15]      Mr Andrew Kefford, Deputy Director-General, Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, pp 7–8.

[16]      Tee L. Guidotti, 'Evaluating Causation for Occupational Cancer Among Firefighters: Report to the Workers' Compensation Board of Manitoba,' Submission 1, Attachment 4, p. 52.

[17]      Michael Smith, Deputy Chief  Officer, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, Submission 13, p. 5.

[18]      Dalsu Barris et al, 'Cohort Mortality Study of Philadelphia Firefighters', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 39, p. 723.

[19]      Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 4.

[20]      Mr Alex Forrest, Proof Committee Hansard, 9 August 2011, p. 4.

[21]      Thomas Fabian et al, 'Firefighter Exposure to Smoke Particulates,' (Final Report) 1 April 2010, including Table 3-4 Effluent gases detected in combustion of material-level test samples, Submission 19, Attachment 10 and Appendix A.

[22]      See for example Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16; Mr Philip Taylor, Submission 17; United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19.

[23]      Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16, p. 1.

[24]      Mr Philip Taylor, Submission 17, p. 3.

[25]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 19.

[26]      Dalsu Barris et al, 'Cohort Mortality Study of Philadelphia Firefighters,' American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 39, p. 724.

[27]      'Smoke', Vol. 2, 2009, Submission 16, Attachment 1, p. 1.

[28]      'Smoke', Vol. 2, 2009, Submission 16, Attachment 1, p. 1.

[29]      'Smoke', Vol. 2, 2009, Submission 16, Attachment 1, p. 1.

[30]      'Smoke', Vol. 2, 2009, Submission 16, Attachment 1, p. 3.

[31]      Philip J. Landrigan et al, 'Occupational Cancer in New York City Firefighters,' Submission 1 Attachment 6, p. 3.

[32]      Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16, p. 2.

[33]      Mr Philip Taylor, Submission 17, p. 3.

[34]      Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16, p. 2.

[35]      Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16, p. 3.

[36]      Mr Philip Taylor, Submission 17, p. 2.

[37]      Mr Brian Whittaker, Submission 16, p. 3.

[38]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 6.

[39]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 7.

CHAPTER 3 - Key issues

[1]        United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 8.

[2]        United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 8.

[3]        Mr Craig Sidebottom, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 15.

[4]        Mr Craig Sidebottom, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 19.

[5]        For more on Comcare see: http://www.comcare.gov.au/ (accessed 29 August 2011).

[6]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, pp 4–5.

[7]        Mr Andrew Kefford, Deputy Director-General, Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 2.

[8]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 7.

[9]        Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 8.

[10]      Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 8.

[11]      Ms Michelle Baxter, General Manager, Workplace Relations Implementation and Safety Group, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 9. For the ILO list of occupational diseases see: http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/ilo-bookstore/order-online/books/WCMS_150323/lang--en/index.htm (accessed 12 September 2011).

[12]      Subsection 7(1), Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988.

[13]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 3.

[14]      Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Submission 25, p. 5.

[15]      Mr Andrew Kefford, Deputy Director-General, Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, pp 1–2.

[16]      Mr Andrew Kefford, Deputy Director-General, Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 5.

[17]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Supplementary submission 19, p. 6.

[18]      Quoted in United Firefighters Union of Australia, Supplementary submission 19, p. 6.

[19]      For more detail on AIRS see appendices to United Firefighters Union of Australia, Supplementary submission 19.

[20]      ACT Government, Chief Minister and Cabinet, Submission 24, p. 2.

[21]      ACT Government, Chief Minister and Cabinet, Submission 24, p. 2.

[22]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Supplementary submission 19, p. 4.

[23]      Mr Steve Kibble, Comcare, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 10.

[24]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, Supplementary submission 19, p. 4.

[25]      Mr Andrew Kefford, Deputy Director-General, Chief Minister and Cabinet Directorate, Australian Capital Territory, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 5.

[26]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 3.

[27]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 3.

[28]      Mr Steve Kibble, Comcare, Proof Committee Hansard, 23 August 2011, p. 12.

[29]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 3.

[30]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Submission 26, p. 6.

[31]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 3.

[32]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Submission 26, p. 7.

[33]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Submission 26, p. 7.

[34]      Fire Chief Ken Block, Submission 26, p. 7.

[35]      See for example ACT Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet, Submission 24, p. 1.

[36]      Subsection 7(9), Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011.

[37]      Mr Peter Marshall, National Secretary, United Firefighters Union of Australia, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 34.

[38]      Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Submission 14, p. 5.

[39]      Subsection 7(9)(b), Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment (Fair Protection for Firefighters) Bill 2011.

[40]      See for example United Firefighters Union of Australia, ACT Branch, Submission 18, p. 5.

[41]      See United Firefighters Union of Australia, ACT Branch, Submission 18, p. 5.

[42]      United Firefighters Union of Australia, ACT Branch, Submission 18, p. 5.

[43]      Tee  L. Guidotti and David F. Goldsmith, 'Report to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba on the Association Between Selected Cancers and the Occupation of a Firefighter', 28 March 2002, p. 8, as quoted in United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 19, p. 10.

CHAPTER 4 - Personal accounts

[1]        United Firefighters Union of Australia, Submission 18, p. 1; p. 21.

[2]        See United Firefighters Union of Australia, ACT Branch, Submission 18, p. 4.

[3]        Mrs Janet Reed, Submission 20, p. 1.

[4]        Mrs Janet Reed, Submission 20, p. 2.

[5]        Mrs Janet Reed, Submission 20, p. 2.

[6]        Mrs Janet Reed, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 20.

[7]        Mrs Janet Reed, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 20.

[8]        Mr Dean Symmans, Submission 23, p. 2.

[9]        Mr Dean Symmans, Submission 23, p. 2.

[10]      Mr Dean Symmans, Submission 23, p. 2.

[11]      Mr Dean Symmans, Submission 23, p. 3.

[12]      Mr Dean Symmans, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 22.

[13]      Mr Dean Symmans, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 23.

[14]      Mr Dean Symmans, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 23.

[15]      Mr Dean Symmans, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 24.

[16]      Mr Scott Morrison, Submission 7, p. 2.

[17]      Mr Scott Morrison, Submission 7, p. 2.

[18]      Mr Scott Morrison, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 22.

[19]      Mr Scott Morrison, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 23.

[20]      Mr Scott Morrison, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 23.

[21]      Mr Paul Henderson, Submission 4, p. 2.

[22]      Mr Paul Henderson, Submission 4, p. 2.

[23]      Mr Paul Henderson, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 28.

[24]      Mr Paul Henderson, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 28.

[25]      Mr Paul Henderson, Proof Committee Hansard, p. 26.

[26]      Mr Ross Lindley, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 27.

[27]      Mr Ross Lindley, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 27.

[28]      Mr Ross Lindley, Proof Committee Hansard, 2 September 2011, p. 26.

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