Trevor Grant was one of Australia’s most respected sports journalists with a career spanning 40 years. From his work covering cricket in Sri Lanka, Trevor became a passionate supporter of the Tamils right to self determination, a fierce critic of successive Sri Lankan governments wars, and defender of the rights of refugees. Trevor died this week from mesothelioma, an asbestos related disease, which he had contracted while working as a journalist in buildings containing asbestos. Deaths like these highlight the importance to ban the use of asbestos worldwide. Unfortunately, the economic and political interests connected with the continued mining and use of asbestos will use any means to stop a ban on asbestos.