Hardie reaches for lawyers [Australia]

Author: Ean Higgins, Australian, Published on: 28 March 2005

A tragic and largely forgotten episode of the James Hardie Industries asbestos saga has Hardie, CSR and a tiny West Australian mining company [Mineral Commodities] ducking for cover as a group of Aborigines who mined the deadly fibre in NSW refuse to be the only Australians excluded from compensation. A potentially massive court battle is looming...James Hardie...said it would review the liability issue surrounding Baryulgil...While Hardie's statement was pitched to show sensitivity to the Baryulgil issue, it also attempted to point the finger at other companies involved with the Baryulgil mine over its history...[also refers to Mineral Commodities (formerly Woodreef Mining), Marlew (formerly Asbestos Mines), Wunderlich (now part of CSR)]

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Related companies: CSR Limited James Hardie