A day's a long time on the 7:30 Report

Congratulations to the 7:30 Report for this week’s wonderful example of campaigning journalism on behalf of Sydney fishermen and their families.
On Wednesday night Jonathon Harley did an expose on the high levels of dioxin found in the fishermen who had been eating their own catch from Sydney’s waters for years. The NSW government was not offering testing to the families and so the 7:30 Report did.
The result was a complete about face by the government. In less than 24 hours the government agreed to free blood testing for the families. A number of high profile people have now got together to campaign with the fishermen for government compensation for these families who may face years of expensive medical expenses.
See the programme’s transcripts from the archives.
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2006/s1620444.htm

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