House of Representatives Committees

House Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs

Inquiry into the effects of asbestos mining on the Baryulgil community

Report

On 9 October 1984, the House Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs tabled its report entitled Effects of asbestos mining on the Baryulgil community.

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This report is available in two parts to reduce download size.
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This report is comprised of preliminary pages, 10 chapters and 4 appendices.

Effects of asbestos mining on the Baryulgil community

Part A: Preliminary pages up to Chapter 8 (PDF 13187KB)
Committee Membership, Contents, List of Recommendations

Ch1: Establishment and conduct of the inquiry

Ch2: The history of the Baryulgil community in relation to the mine and mill
Ch3: Asbestos as a health hazard
Ch4: Standards and legislation
Ch5: Conditions under which the employees worked at the mine and processing plant
Ch6: The role of the NSW Departments and Instrumentalities
Ch7: The health of ex-mine workers and residents of Baryulgil
Ch8: Existing legal remedies available to the Baryulgil community, their problems and chances of success


Part B: Chapter 9 to Appendix 4 (end) (PDF 7481KB)

Ch9: General problems in relation to compensation for disease, suggested by the Baryulgil experience
Ch10: Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Resolution of appointment
Appendix 2: Witnesses who appeared before the Committee and persons and organisations who made submissions to the Inquiry but did not appear at public hearings
Appendix 3: Existing legal remedies available to the Baryulgil people and the difficulties they may involve (Dr A. S. Merritt)

Appendix 4: Table 2 Dust counts conducted at Baryulgil by NSW Government Authorities 1960-1978
  Table 3 Dust counts recorded at Baryulgil by the Industrial Hygiene Unit, James Hardie and Co. Pty Ltd, Cammellia.

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