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The unsexy cancer that no one wants to talk about

The unsexy cancer that no one wants to talk about

Mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos exposure, kills 600 Australians a year and the numbers are increasing. Michelle Smith writes about the painful and traumatic disease with few treatment options that's just killed her mum.

Elite directors form conga line to defend their pals at Hardie

Elite directors form conga line to defend their pals at Hardie

The seven non-executive directors of former asbestos producer James Hardie received glowing references from Australia's business elite, highlighting a failure by their peers to understand the repercussions of their actions.

Carr: Della Bosca not all bad

Carr: Della Bosca not all bad

John Della Bosca's personal flaws shouldn't make the public overlook his political successes and tough policy making, like compensation for James Hardie victims, writes former NSW premier Bob Carr.

On seeking justice

On seeking justice

I'm not a vengeful person but I feel very ripped off to see that they won't experience anywhere near the level of suffering that I've been through. Why does their punishment have such an effect on my happiness? asks K.B.

Greg Baxter escapes the Hardie blame game

Greg Baxter escapes the Hardie blame game

The banning and fining of 9 blokes and Meredith Hellicar over the James Hardie debacle appears to have ignored the source of the original "fully funded" asbestos claims.

Supreme Court slams Hardie, bans directors

Supreme Court slams Hardie, bans directors

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has delivered significant penalties in the civil action brought by ASIC against various former executives and directors of asbestos manufacturer James Hardie.

Meredith Hellicar could be forced to pay up

Meredith Hellicar could be forced to pay up

Disgraced James Hardie directors, especially former chairperson, Meredith Hellicar, could be required to personally repay their legal and directors' fees.

Death of the non-executive director? I don’t think so.

Death of the non-executive director? I don’t think so.

With their responsibilities and potential liability increasing, the job of the non-executive director is getting harder.

Market, Dow down

Market, Dow down

The market is down 21 compared, while the Dow dropped 15.

James Hardie eyes off Emerald Isle

James Hardie eyes off Emerald Isle

After eight disastrous years in The Netherlands, James Hardie has been registering company names in Ireland, writes Andrew Main.