More than 500 people have decided to take action against the Australian Government for not taking timely action over the 2007 equine flu pandemic. Among those, who have been thinking to take a class action against the government are Olympic coach Heath Ryan.
Lawyers who would be taking actions on the behalf of affected people were of the view that if the government would have issued orders of quarantine on time and have taken biosecurity measures, then the loss would not have been such huge.
Ryan, who has remained coach during the Olympics in 1996, 2000 and 2004, said that the pandemic had a great impact on their lives and strapped all the sources of livelihood. "I also believe that the equine influenza outbreak affected the hopes and chances of young Australians who wanted to participate in overseas equestrian events", he further affirmed.
It took more than a year to get back to normal life, said Ryan. It was like re-starting life all together with no resources in the hands and self confidence lost to its maximum libel.
There is nothing unfair to say that the government should come forth and fulfill their moral obligations. They should pay compensations to affected people.