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Senior Australian of the Year 2016 Western Australian Finalist – Rose Marie Vojakovic AM

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the ADSA’s Rose Marie Vojakovic AM is a finalist for the Senior Australian of the Year, Western Australia.  From the very beginning of the ADSA Rose Marie has given 35 years of dedicated service to asbestos diseases sufferers.  Rose Marie is the first point of contact when people diagnosed with asbestos disease call our office for assistance and she is there for them and their families on the journey that follows their diagnosis.  To new members and friends Rose Marie is an inspiration for those who work with her.  She is tireless in her efforts to assist our members and improve the quality of their lives through patient advocacy and seeking just compensation for asbestos diseases that they have developed simply by going to work or renovating their home.  As a finalist for Senior Australian of the Year, Western Australia, Rose Marie is in an esteemed group of four finalists and we wish her the best for the announcement of Senior Australian of the Year, Western Australia, 2016.  Please follow this link to the Australian of the Year Awards for more information.


Dear Members and Friends

It is well known that throughout the often tragic history of worker health and disease, the worker and the general community played a primary role as a catalyst of every significant improvement in legislation, factory inspection, compensation and accident prevention.

At present the asbestos diseases compensation legislation in Western Australia is unfair and is detrimentally affecting asbestos diseases victims and their families. Therefore the asbestos diseases society of Australia members and committee are calling upon the western Australian community to support their petition to the honourable members of the legislative council of the parliament of Western Australia.

With deep respect I dedicate this website to the memory of all those unfortunate victims of asbestos-caused diseases, and their families.

Link to Petition

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Quoting a Kenyan proverb ...
"We do not inherit the earth from our parents, rather we borrow it from our children."

The principal aim of this website is to provide information on asbestos, its risk and to initiate programs to reduce the fourth wave of asbestos diseases which has already begun, and inevitably will become more insidious if exposure to asbestos in public and private buildings, schools and the environment is not abated.

President of the Asbestos Diseases Society,
Robert Vojakovic AM JP BCom
Spokesperson for and on behalf of
the Asbestos Diseases Society