A NEW CHAPTER – WELCOME TO THE BERNIE BANTON WEBSITE
The Bernie Banton website
The Bernie Banton website is independently managed by Karen Banton-Smith and Rod Smith in a voluntary capacity as a community service. We take pleasure in being able to maintain and grow this website as a reference source, to not only honor and foster the memory and legacy of Bernie Banton AM, but to continue to allow every Australian to access comprehensive reference information about mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases, related support & care, and asbestos awareness.
About the Bernie Banton website
The Bernie Banton website is not sponsored, or funded by any external sources, nor is it subject to external private, government or commercial pressures – it is totally apolitical and autonomous. To read more about the Bernie Banton website, click [here].
Bernie & Karen Banton
‘The Good Fight’
Rod Smith & Julie Bastian
Karen Banton & Rod Smith
‘A Union From Tragedy’
NEWS & UPDATES
The Bernie Banton website is voluntarily run & maintained by Rod Smith & Karen Banton-Smith as a community service.
Bernie Banton Foundation
The Foundation is in the process of a planned winding up, and ceased operating COB 30 June 2020. Winding up the Foundation was not a decision that was taken lightly, and was reached after two years of work on succession planning by Karen Banton, Rod Smith and the Board. To read more about the Bernie Banton Foundation winding up process, and to read the media release dated: 28 Jan 2020 announcing the planned ceasing of operation and winding up, please click [here].
Solvent Winding Up of the Foundation
Notice of Appointment of Liquidators
“The Bernie Banton Foundation has achieved its purpose as an apolitical, not-for-profit organisation. On 30 June 2020, the members of the Bernie Banton Foundation held a meeting and passed the special resolution to place the Foundation into a Members’ Voluntary Liquidation. We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Vincent Pirina of Aston Chace Group to manage the solvent winding up of the Bernie Banton Foundation…….” To read the full announcement click [here].
Cessation of Fundraising & Donating
The Bernie Banton Foundation ceased fundraising or accepting donations as of 28 January 2020. Should you have bequeathed money to the Foundation, we would suggest you change your will. We recommend you consult with an applicable legal expert to do so. To read more regarding donations and fundraising, please click [here].
Thank You Foundation Board Members
A really big thank you to Foundation’s Board members – without your support & service the Foundation would not have risen to the heights it did over the eleven years!
Thank You All Who Donated & Fundraised
A special thank you to all who donated to the Foundation and supported those organising and participating in fundraising.
The Foundation’s Corporate Supporters
Please support those who backed the Bernie Banton Foundation to help us achieve amazing things during 11 years from June 2009 to the Foundation’s closure 30 June 2020……. To find the corporate friends who backed the Foundation click [here]. To just say thank you, doesn’t seem enough! – Karen Banton-Smith & Rod Smith
Reflections Support & Awareness
The Foundation’s partners in Western Australia from November 2015 to June 2020 facilitating a Mesothelioma Support Group & providing Asbestos Awareness……… Reflections’ Perth based physical, and Australian-wide online support groups & awareness continue.
Phone: 1800 031 731
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Asbestos Related Disease Sufferers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease, and therefore has direct relevance to sufferers of mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) and other asbestos related diseases. To read the specific page concerning living with mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease during the COVID-19 pandemic (including resource details and contacts), please click [here].