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1 November 2011: Esso has removed 32 workers from its Marlin-A oil and gas platform in Bass Strait because of concerns over asbestos.
16 November 2011: Nurses says asbestos found in a central Queensland hospital two months ago has been covered up with masking tape.
24 November 2011: A group of Tasmanian unions wants the safety warning about asbestos on building and demolition sites upgraded.
6 December 2010: The ACT Planning and Land Authority will today put forward options for dealing with asbestos-contaminated waste at a new housing development in Canberra’s south-east.
7 December 2011: Train builder Downer EDI has agreed to continue paying employees who refuse to work due to asbestos contamination fears at its Cardiff rail workshops.
14 December 2011: Operations at Downer E-D-I Cardiff rail workshops may not return to normal until the new year due to the discovery of asbestos.
27 December: The company delivering the National Broadband Network could be forced to remove asbestos from trenches being dug for the project.
4 February 2011: … concerns were also mounting over the toxic asbestos within the burning building.
10 March 2011: WorkSafe will inspect a number of work sites across regional Western Australia to check safety provisions for asbestos.
4 March 2011: … The RSPCA says parts of the building are dilapidated with one section of roof crumbling and staff in another part of the building working near asbestos-filled walls.