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23 April 2009

Australia court: James Hardie executives misled victims about asbestos compensation fund

Author: Tanalee Smith, Associated Press

Ten former officials of building materials giant James Hardie Industries NV misled asbestos victims into believing the company had set aside enough funds for compensation, an Australian civil court ruled Thursday…[T]he New South Wales state Supreme...

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5 December 2008

New practical human rights guide for business by UN Global Compact, IBLF, Castan Centre, OHCHR

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5 December 2008

[PDF] Human Rights Translated: A Business Reference Guide

Author: OHCHR, IBLF, UN Global Compact & Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Faculty of Law, Monash University [Australia]

Readers are guided through each of the rights contained in the UN treaties...and given a description of what each right means in general terms and how it may be relevant to a company’s activities...To bring reality to the report, each description of a...

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3 August 2005

Liability Forges a New Morality

Author: Leon Gettler, The Age [Australia]

...the courts and the changing landscape for liability are transforming notions of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Liability now seems to be expanding over time, distance, supply chains and incorporation, and with the growth of legal activism...

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28 March 2005

Hardie reaches for lawyers [Australia]

Author: Ean Higgins, Australian

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...

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22 December 2004

Deal puts humanity back into Hardie [Australia]

Author: Ean Higgins and Megan Saunders, Australian

For Bernie Banton [the vice-president of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation] and Greg Combet [Australian Council of Trade Unions leader], yesterday was the day they broke the back of a corporate dragon, making James Hardie Industries take responsibility...

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1 December 2004

Building giant caught in asbestos row [Australia]

Author: Christian Mahne, BBC News

...a compensation fund, set up by the company [James Hardie] to look after an anticipated 15,000 victims of asbestos diseases in Australia, goes to court to ask for an administrator to be appointed...The Medical Research and Compensation foundation...

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17 August 2004

James Hardie says to continue funding for victims

Author: Reuters

James Hardie Industries Ltd...said it would ensure ongoing compensation for victims of asbestos diseases caused by materials once sold by the Australian building products company.

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1 August 2004

[PDF] Disclosure of Ethical Considerations in Investment Product Disclosure Statements - A review of current practice in Australia

Author: Charles Berger, Australian Conservation Foundation

[M]any mainstream investment managers still do not appreciate the relationship between ethical corporate behaviour and long-term financial performance...Australia’s investment community is still not doing enough to look out for the long-term interests...

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24 July 2004

Asbestos trust plan 'will fail the dying'

Author: Ean Higgins, Australian

THE trust James Hardie Industries set up to fund asbestos victims could soon be wound up, a court heard yesterday, a development NSW Chief Justice James Spigelman said would fail the "interests of persons who are dying".

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