Senator Brian Burston’s push for Williamtown buybacks opposed in the Senate

Senator Brian Burston
Senator Brian Burston

Senator Brian Burston’s push for voluntary buybacks for Williamtown residents affected by PFAS contamination was again opposed in the Senate.

The motion was put to the Senate on Wednesday.

“Once again, the major parties voted against justice for these victims and protecting the public’s health,” Senator Burston said.

“What the Liberal, Labor and Nationals are saying to all Australians is ‘we don’t care if we ruin your home, your livelihood and your health and we certainly will not take responsibility for it,’ and this is absolutely not acceptable to me.”

The motion follows the United Australia Party Senator’s 2017 push to see the government urgently fund the relocation of residents who wish to leave Williamtown’s red zone. 

A public hearing was held in Williamtown in July as part of a senate inquiry into the federal government’s handling of the PFAS contamination. 

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