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9 November 2010: Asbestos groups say they will fight the Government over its decision to approve the sale of CSR’s sugar business, Sucrogen.
22 November 2010: Tasmania is not expected to have a dedicated asbestos disease compensation scheme for some time, angering people living with the effects of asbestos exposure.
7 December 2010: THE Commonwealth will lend the NSW Government up to $160 million to ensure asbestos victims and their families continue to be compensated.
10 December 2010: The latest figures from the New South Wales Dust Diseases Board reveals that payouts for the asbestos caused disease mesothelioma are continuing to increase.
11 December 2010: A retired mechanic has become the first person to win compensation for deadly lung cancer caused by asbestos dust from car brakes.
17 December 2010: … The decision has been slammed by those who’ve championed the cause for asbestos victims. (audio and transcript)
25 March 2011: Unions have welcomed draft legislation to compensate people who develop asbestos-related disease after workplace exposure.
27 April 2011: A Central West farming family is taking the NSW Government to the Land and Environment Court over its approval of a basalt quarry on an old asbestos site abutting its property.
20 September, 2011: Asbestos sufferers face continued uncertainty over their payments after the tax office today decided to seek leave to appeal to the High Court against a decision to award James Hardie a refund of $240 million.
26 October, 2011: A WA father who was exposed to asbestos dumped by James Hardie on an orphanage and children’s railway has been awarded $2.07 million compensation by the Western Australian Supreme Court.
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