Australians injured in vietnam boat accident; $20m compensation payout awarded, NSW Police say
Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd has offered a $20 million settlement to the families of those who were injured by a vietnam boat incident.
Key points: $20 million for family of Vadim Liew
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says compensation deal is «a good start»
Rudd says Australian victims «must take responsibility 우리카지노for their own lives»
Mr Rudd says there were «courageous citizens of Vietnam» who took to the바카라 water to help.
The Federal Government says it will fund $20 million in compensation for more than 40 victims’ families across Victoria.
Mr Napthine says that «courageous Australians of Vietnamese descent» have not gone overboard in assisting people on the water.
«I accept the need to bring in a fund,» he said.
«This is a good start.»
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said compensation should be offered to people who helped other Australians «under any circumstances».
«The fact we don’t have the money to meet all those victims is inexcusable.»
Mr Rudd said the $20 million compensation «reflects the compassion of those citizens.
«They came forward, they took a human life and we as taxpayers are paying for it.»
A state parliamentary committee has also heard of the victims and families of those who died in the incident on a boat carrying mainly Vietnamese refugees on the Pacific Ocean off Vietnam’s south-west coast.
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