“When it’s stewing up and everything like that over 12 years, and getting rejected, not even listened to, well then of course I’m going to take that opportunity,” Mr Drury advised NBN News.
The 73-year-old mentioned he retired after he labored within the mining trade for 30 years.
He receives weekly compensation from the Dust Disease Board by iCare.
However, he mentioned that cost had eaten into his pension.
“I’ve got prostate cancer, I’ve got tumours, asbestos tumours,” he mentioned.
“And being ignored by everyone, when I’ve got a right to earn income too.”
The Newcastle resident claimed he had misplaced greater than $70,000 due to the oversight.
He mentioned he had reached out to dozens of MPs who have not listened to him.
“Why wouldn’t I get upset? Every week I get $200 taken out of my pension,” he mentioned.
The Prime Minister’s workplace mentioned it will look into the problems raised by Mr Drury and confirmed authorities representatives would converse with him instantly to achieve an answer.
“I reckon it will happen, because I am gonna follow this around, every place where the Liberals go,” Mr Drury mentioned.