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Vermiculite insulation contaminated with asbestos?

10th February 2015

Thousands of Australians may have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of one of the world’s most costly asbestos scandals.

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James Hardie seeks instalment plan for Australian asbestos victims

2nd February 2015

James Hardie’s proposal to pay its compensation fund in instalments has been been with outrage by asbestos disease advocacy groups.

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Asbestos and natural disasters: what you need to know

27th January 2015

With so many Australian homes containing asbestos, the risk of particles becoming airborne during natural disasters is one that many are unaware of.

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Accounting for asbestos

9th January 2015

Learn about how to get reliable asbestos testing without unexpected costs.

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Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme on trial until July 2015

18th December 2014

Some NSW councils are trialling a scheme which makes it cheaper for householders to dispose of asbestos legally.

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7 products you won't believe were made with asbestos

3rd December 2014

Before its dangers were widely known, asbestos found its way into Christmas decorations, jewellery, and even clothing.

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Renovators beware: Asbestos is about

26th November 2014

This November marks Asbestos Awareness Month, a nationwide initiative to alert Australians to the dangers of handling asbestos in the workplace and home.

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Will James Hardie pay its asbestos victims?

7th November 2014

Unions are insisting that James Hardie meet the expected funding shortfall forecast due to the rise in new claims for asbestos related illness.

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Wunderlich: Another asbestos scandal hits Australia

24th October 2014

Twenty-five residents of Sunshine North, Melbourne, have died or fallen ill from environmental exposure to asbestos from a former asbestos factory.

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Asbestos in window putty

3rd October 2014

The putty used to seal windows can contain asbestos, especially in houses built in the early and middle parts of the 20th century.

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