Importers who knowingly or recklessly import goods containing asbestos can now be imprisoned for up to 5 years, under increased penalties announced by the Federal Government. The Customs Legislation Amendment (Asbestos)
A Gold Coast stonemason who died from silicosis has sparked calls for a national enquiry into the operating and safety procedures surrounding the dangers of silica dust. He is the
Victorian company 160 Leicester Pty Ltd has been convicted and fined more than $50,000 including costs, for breaching sections 26 (“Duties of persons who manage or control workplaces”) and 9 (“Power to obtain information”)
The Federal Government has announced stronger border laws the prevent the import of asbestos products into Australia, alongside an overhaul of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency’s hotline service to
More than a decade after James Hardie made headlines for failing to protect workers from asbestos material it knew would harm them, the company is back in court.