Former Minister of Health breaks years of government compensation refusals in 2014 advice to hepatitis C victim

By Joanne McCarthy
October 12 2019 - 8:00pm
Advice: Coalition Government Minister Peter Dutton advised a tainted blood victim in 2014 to apply for an act of grace payment from the Commonwealth, after years of Australian governments refusing compensation to tainted blood victims. Picture: Alex Ellinghausen.

FEDERAL minister Peter Dutton advised a tainted blood victim to apply for a Commonwealth act of grace payment in 2014 despite years of governments refusing compensation to people infected with hepatitis C via blood products decades ago.

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