8 March 2011: Asbestos has been found at a State Government-controlled building site at Penfield.
11 March 2011: WorkSafe has issued a notice to a Donnybrook shop owner, ordering him to have loose asbestos removed from his store within a week.
17 March 2011: Residents in the southern Perth suburb of Wattleup say they are angry with the Government’s failure to deal with asbestos at an industrial site near their homes.
28 March 2011: The Asbestos Diseases Society has launched a blistering attack on a local council saying it has refused to investigate asbestos contamination at a massive recycling plant.
3 April 2011: An asbestos-riddled sports centre, dilapidated sports courts and skate ramp in Reservoir need a complete makeover, a Darebin councillor says.
19 April 2011: South Australian Premier Mike Rann’s plans for a new $125 million green industries hub have suffered a setback in the face of concerns over asbestos and soil contamination.
4 May 2011: MP Mike Horan says Queensland Health has acted too slowly to remove asbestos from the Toowoomba Hospital on the state’s Darling Downs.
6 May 2011: Asbestos contamination has delayed the cleanup of buildings destroyed by last month’s fire at Queenstown on Tasmania’s west coast.
25 May, 2012: The Western Australian State Government has suspended a program of building roads from recycled construction material amid concerns of some materials containing asbestos.
29 May, 2012: Asbestos-related claims from sugar industry workers expected to climb.