3 May, 2012: In what is considered a landmark case for duties of company Directors, the High Court of Australia has found seven Directors of the James Hardie group breached duties by approving of misleading statements released to the stock exchange.
August 3, 2012: The ETU (Electrical Trades Union) is considering taking a wage dispute related to asbestos at a QLD construction site to Federal Court.
5 September, 2012: A man who was diagnosed with metastatic mesothelioma believed to have been contracted during renovations at his school in the Great Southern is considering legal action against the state government.
12 November, 2012: New South Wales Court of Appeal reduces bans on Directors in handing down final verdict in long running James Hardie case
12 November, 2012: ABC PM story on the remarkable timing of the New South Wales Court of Appeal’s decision to reduce bans on James Hardie directors
12 November, 2012: ABC News speaks to Karen Banton, the wife of late husband Bernie Banton, after news of the New South Wales Court of Appeal’s decision in the James Hardie case.
26 February 2013: Sixty-eight year old New South Wales man awarded $1.3 million in damages by Dust Diseases Tribunal after contracting mesothelioma while working as a bus depot labourer from the 1970s to 1990s.