“Bernie and I gave some thought to the idea of a foundation bearing his name, around the time of his diagnosis with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, in August 2007. Following Bernie’s initial diagnosis of asbestosis in 1999, he became a passionate fighter for justice on behalf of asbestos disease sufferers and their families. Bernie was also a man of great compassion. He felt it both humbling and an honour to effect positive change and inject hope for Australians everywhere, through his ‘never take no for an answer’ attitude.” – Karen Banton
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