Links and

Additional Information


Newsworthy:  Television and Articles

(The following LINKS are just some of the many representing Media attention in Australia)

 

** TELEVISION **


Mar 11, 2019:     Australian Story … “A Bitter Pill” … Thalidomide survivors seek justice in 'world’s worst pharmaceutical disaster' 

                          Australian Story -  YouTube

                           https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Australian+Story+A+BITTER+PILL



Oct 02, 2019:     Nine NEWS Australia … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qccleg9W1ws



Oct 11, 2019:      Current Affair … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vueuN_RzdWE



** ARTICLES **


Mar 11, 2019:     Mamamia … “The sad truth behind the thalidomide scandal on Australian Story” … Bella Fowler … 11.03.2019 … 

                          The  sad truth behind the thalidomide scandal on Australian Story. (mamamia.com.au)



Mar 22, 2019:     ABC NEWS … “Thalidomide survivors anxious to hear how government will safeguard their future”  by  Belinda

                           Hawkins …

                           https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-22/thalidomide-survivors-await-report-recommendations/10926038



Mar 22, 2019:     ABC NEWS … Belinda Hawkins and Joseph Dunstan … "Thalidomide survivors owed apology and 

                           compensation from Government: Senate report " - ABC News



Apr 03, 2019:      BBC NEWS … “Thalidomide scandal – How Australia’s response lagged behind” 

                           https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-47703344



Jul 07, 2019:       ABC NEWS … “A Bitter Pill” … Belinda Hawkins … 17.07.2019 …

                          https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-11/thalidomide-survivors-demand-recognition-over-disaster/10724268



Oct 01, 2019:     Sydney Morning Herald … “No heart: Government under fire for delaying response to thalidomide survivors”                                      Latika Bourke … 01.10.2019 … 

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/no-heart-government-under-fire-for-delaying-response-to-thalidomide-survivors-20190929-p52w11.html



Oct 11, 2019:     9NEWS.com“Letter shows doctors told about dangers of thalidomide in 1961” … A Current Affair … 11.10.2019 …

https://www.9news.com.au/national/thalidomide-sufferers-still-fighting-for-government-compensation-a-current-affair/69072266-a2c1-4b2b-a508-bcc91aa1ea94



Feb 25, 2020:     The HeraldSun … “Script for suffering” … Tamsyn Rose … 25.02.2020 … https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/thalidomide-survivors-fear-the-government-will-act-too-late-for-their-response-to-help-them-live/news-story/d04bea1d9202e0d05791ebfb86d0291a



Apr 11, 2020:      Australian Greens … Senator Jordon Steel-John … 11.04.2020 … Thalidomide Compensation | Greens WA


Apr 17, 2020:     Canberra News … “Hunt slammed for federal thalidomide delay” … Gus McCubbin … 17.04.2020 …

                          https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6726938/hunt-slammed-for-federal-thalidomide-delay/



Oct 06, 2020:     ABC … Statement Lisa McManus: Thalidomide Australia - Australian Story (abc.net.au)



Oct 07, 2020:     7NEWS … “Thalidomide support won’t buy dignity” … Gus McCubbing … 07.10.2020 …

                           https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/thalidomide-support-wont-buy-dignity-c-1368692



Oct 15, 2020:     The Australian … “Gratitude from thalidomide victims but payout questions remain” … Rosie Lewis … 15.10.2020 … https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/health/thalidomide-survivors-on-cusp-of-apology-and-compensation/news-story/8fa763f1132702c0b8083c2f53fc8e1f



Nov 04, 2020:     The Australian Greens … “At last, compensation for the forgotten thalidomide victims” … Senator Jordon Steel-

                            John … (04.11.2020)

                            https://greens.org.au/wa/magazine/thalidomide-compensation



Nov 09, 2020:     The Medical Republic … “Fight of a lifetime” … Sonia Kohlbacher … 09.11.2020 …

                            https://medicalrepublic.com.au/fight-of-a-lifetime/36690



Mar 24, 2021:     7news … “Thalidomide survivors paid more than $17m” … Rebecca Gredley … 24.03.2021 … Thalidomide survivors

                            paid more than $17m | 7NEWS.com.au



Apr 13, 2021:     The Medical Republic … Holly Payne … "Thalidomide survivors 'jumping through hoops' for compensation" • The

                          Medical Republic

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Thalidomide Worldwide Organisations

Thalidomide Group Australia

www.thalidomidegroupaustralia.com



   The Thalidomide Society 

   Thalidomide Trust (U.K.)  

          Thalidomide Ireland        

            www.thalidomideireland.com/      


      Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada

        Thalidomide - Sweden   

             

               Thalidomide - Japan        

           www.thalidomide.org/web/japan/

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Thalidomide Articles 

–  relevant to current and projected health of survivors


*     Securing Our Future - The disability and health costs of UK Thalidomide affected people . (2012). National Advisory Council to

       Thalidomide Trust. UK.

       http://www.fiftyyearfight.org/images/SOF_Final_Nov_2012_.pdf

*    Pain News. The British Pain Society - Thalidomide Embryopathy. (June 2013). Vol 13. Issue 2. A publication of the British Pain

      Society.  

*    Looking to the Future: Evaluation of the Health Grant to Thalidomide-Impaired People. (2012). Firefly Illuminating Research. UK.

  Thalidomide: Enquiries to be carried out repeatedly with regard to problems, specific needs and support deficits of thalidomide

      victims . (2012). University of Heidelberg. Germany.

*    REPORT: Study on the current living conditions of Canadian Thalidomide Survivors and their projections for their future. (2013).

      Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada. Canada.

*    EU Thalidomide Survivors’ Campaign : Press Pack EPP, S&D, ECR Joint Press Conference : 11am : Wed 27th May

*    Damage to Health, Psychosocial Disorders and Care Requirements of Thalidomide Survivors in North Rhine Westphalia from a

     Long-Term Perspective. (2015). Expert Opinion Commissioned by LZG.NRW. Germany.