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May 8, 2012: The Western Australian Government has noted an increase in the illegal dumping of hazardous materials in land around Bridgetown, Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe.
May 20, 2012: “NSW legal logjam means unless victims lodge compensation in their dying days, their bereaved families are left with nothing.”
4 September, 2012: WA Institute of Medical Research has carried out a study on Wittenoom kids who spent their childhoods exposed to asbestos in the town has found girls up to the age of 15 are more likely to develop mesothelioma, ovarian and brain cancers and have had increased death rates, while
4 September, 2012: An ABC PM radio report on the newly created Office of Asbestos Safety
26 September, 2012: ABC PM report that a union boss is accusing the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of risking lives by advising home mechanics that they can remove car parts containing asbestos by themselves.
27 September, 2012: ABC PM report on the feasibility of charging importers of Great Wall and Chery vehicles with importing cars that contained asbestos
20 October, 2012: Large-eared bats causing delays to cleanup at New South Wales’ worst derelict asbestos mine north of Tamworth
28 October, 2012: Hazard alert issued in Sydney’s west, Blue Mountains and the Illawarra areas after workers discovered asbestos residue in electricity meters.
14 November, 2012: A man who believes he contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during his time as a student at Wagin Juniour High School in the 1970s has called for others who were at the school to join him in mounting a claim for compensation against James Hardie.
3 April, 2013: The Government of New South Wales has released a new plan with four priority areas: research, risk communication, prevention and coordination