Aboriginal people exposed to British nuclear tests to receive Gold Cards

Aboriginal people who were near British nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s will finally receive improved health care, the Federal Government has revealed. Britain tested atomic weapons at Maralinga and Emu Fields in South Australia and around Western Australia’s Monte Bello Islands. Many Indigenous people were moved away before the tests in South Australia’s far north. But some remained and were subjected to extreme levels of radiation, which a royal commission linked to significant injuries and disabilities. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Dan Tehan last night said those people would now receive improved health care from the Commonwealth. “Subject to the…
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