“The book that inspired the ABC1 series Devil’s Dust”
“ABC journalist Matt Peacock’s painstaking research, involving newly discovered documents and interviews with over a hundred former Hardie employees and other key figures, reveals in stark detail how the company subverted the institutions designed to protect ordinary citizens, and how a dedicated group of unionists, lawyers and activists finally exposed Hardie’s subterfuge. Peacock first warned the public about the dangers of Hardie’s asbestos empire in an award-winning radio series in 1977. He has followed the tragic trail for more than 30 years: from the company’s factories where workers had asbestos ‘snowball’ fights, to the mine where Aboriginal children played in the tailings, and into thousands of houses where Hardie’s asbestos now threatens home renovators, not just from their fibro walls and ceilings, but from the dust that still lurks under their carpets.”
407 p. ; 21 cm. #0821
Banton, Bernie (Bernard Douglas), 1946-2007. | James Hardie Industries — History. | Political activists — New South Wales — Biography. | Labor union members — New South Wales — Biography. | Asbestos industry — Health aspects — Australia. | Asbestosis — Australia. | Worker’s compensation — Australia — Cases studies. | Australian
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