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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.
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