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Government stalls on compo for Covid vaccine injuries
Less than five per cent of claims have been approved
David Fisher lodged a claim with the national Covid vaccine injury compensation scheme in February 2022, after contracting myocarditis from his Pfizer vaccination. A year and a half on, Fisher’s claim is still in progress, highlighting the gap between political promises and the difficulties that the injured can face in seeking compensation.
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Fisher is one of thousands of Australians left hanging since the scheme commenced in December 2021. As of 31 May 2023, only 164 out of a total of 3,160 claims had been approved, which is less than five per cent. 911 claims had been deemed not payable, 505 had been withdrawn, and 2,030 claims remain in progress.
To put this in perspective,
“In the 1990s, the Speaker of the Parliament crashed his bicycle on the way home from work and got $65,000 compensation. The Australian Government paid $785 million for cancelled submarines and got nothing for it, but won’t properly compensate our own citizens for suffering inflicted by a coerced vaccination,” says Fisher. “They need to put their money where their mouth is.”
Fisher is hoping that raising public awareness about the difficulties that the injured are facing in securing proper compensation within a reasonable timeframe will spur some action in the ranks of those who assess and administrate these claims.
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