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blue mountains council facing suspension over asbestos investigation




mr mulligan's 12-month contract with the council ended prematurely on monday. a council spokeswoman described his departure as being "on mutual terms".mr tooma, a partner at law firm clyde & co, is regarded as an expert in work, health and safety law and was appointed on the advice of the council's...



asbestos found in old nederland maintenance shop




nederland officials will seek bids for professional asbestos removal services after the substance was discovered during the course of decommissioning the town's old maintenance shop.during an analysis of the shop, which was part of the town's application for obtaining a state demolition permit, asbe...



claire's recalled makeup over asbestos concerns




claire’s, known for selling accessories and cosmetics targeted to young girls and teenagers, has recalled some of its makeup over asbestos concerns.the florida-based retailer first announced the recall a few days before christmas, after a rhode island mother grew concerned about the ingredients in...



worksafe act issues improvement notice to chifley homeowner over asbestos




a chifley homeowner has been slapped with a worksafe act improvement notice after incorrectly removing an asbestos fence.an access canberra spokeswoman said damaged asbestos fragments had been dampened to prevent dust spreading and confirmed there was a very low risk to the public. a chifley homeo...



polaris recalls 13,000 youth quad bikes containing asbestos-laden parts




a nationwide recall of 13,000 off-road vehicles is to be launched by car manufacturer polaris industries, after an investigation revealed asbestos-laden parts in at least 12 models.the recall of certain polaris youth quad bikes, sold in australia and new zealand, was prompted by recent testing in th...



bushwalkers missing in blue mountains after 'cold and wet' night




a man and woman are missing in the blue mountains after failing to return from a planned three-hour bushwalk."it was cold and wet and they weren't prepared to stay the night," a nsw police spokeswoman said.the man, 65, and woman, 63, caught a train to the blue mountains from their strathfield home ...



tourism operators fear overcrowded trains will deter visitors to the blue mounta




standing by the doors of the train carriage as it rattles away from strathfield station, kylie fearnley places a firm hand on the stroller containing her three-year-old son taylor.it is sunday morning – hardly peak time – yet it is already standing room only as the train heads towards parramatta...



how rissalah college's plans for new site were left in asbestos ruins




rissalah college paid $2.4 million for two blocks in rossmore but the land has become a dumping ground for illegal waste, including asbestos, that the lakemba primary school has failed to clean up.



harvey norman responds to fyshwick asbestos contamination fears




harvey norman has released the findings of independent tests conducted in the wake of an asbestos scare at its fyshwick warehouse.in late june, worksafe act slapped a prohibition notice on the warehouse, on barrier street, after upgrades to the ceiling damaged sections of bonded asbestos roof panels...



extra trains put on blue mountains line to ease crowding and ensure tourists vis




extra trains will be run between sydney and the blue mountains to reduce severe overcrowding in carriages on weekends and allay fears some tourists will stop visiting the world-heritage area.bowing to pressure from tourism operators and local residents, the state government has announced plans for 2...



man dead following police chase in blue mountains




a man is dead after he crashed into a tree after a police chase in the blue mountains.police began to chase the car on saturday night after the 35-year-old driver failed to stop for a random breath test on the great western highway at lapstone, about 62km west of sydney.the pursuit stopped before t...



a toast to freedom in the blue mountains




i spent this thursday sitting on a hillside in the nilgiri mountains, worshipping a couple of coconuts. the nilgiris stand like big blue teeth in the welcoming smile of the deccan — or, as tarun vijay calls it, where the black people we live alongside, live. i was at a bhoomi pujan to bless new la...



asbestos assessor recommends demolition of two buildings at ainslie shops




the asbestos assessor investigating contamination at the ainslie shops has recommended the long-term demolition two of the heritage buildings at the popular shopping centre - the corner building housing edgar's inn and the one next door.robsons has also pointed to the poor condition of the eaves a...



worksafe issues demand to harvey norman over asbestos contamination at fyshwick




harvey norman has handed over documents about an asbestos scare at the retail giant's fyshwick warehouse after a demand from the act's work safety watchdog.a harvey norman spokeswoman confirmed the retailer had complied in full to the demand from worksafe act before the 3pm deadline. asbestos. credi...



union bans workers from sydney opera house renovation after asbestos found




the electrical trades union has issued a work ban on the $200 million renovation of the sydney opera house, after asbestos was found in the structure last week.justin page, the nsw assistant secretary for the etu, said asbestos was discovered in service ducts where 25 electricians had been working o...



brian bagley: investigation of longmont harassment allegations 'absolutely' rela




an investigation into alleged harassment of female council members by male council members is "absolutely" related to a heated exchange in an open council meeting on june 27, councilman brian bagley said.the times-call discovered tuesday afternoon that longmont had hired denver-based law firm gordon...



epa chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxins




in this july 12, 2017, photo, asbestos removal technologies inc., job superintendent ryan laitila, right, sprays amended water as job forman megan eberhart holds a light during asbestos abatement in howell, mich. asbestos fibers can become deadly when disturbed in a fire or during remodeling, lodgin...



worksafe issues demand to harvey norman over asbestos contamination at fyshwick




the act's work safety watchdog has demanded documents and a risk assessment plan from harvey norman after an asbestos scare at the retail giant's fyshwick warehouse.work safety commissioner greg jones said worksafe act had not yet received a comprehensive asbestos assessment for the warehouse by har...



employee’s wife may sue for her own exposure to asbestos




the widow of an oil company employee who claimed she developed mesothelioma—a type of cancer—after being exposed to asbestos fibers that her husband carried home on his work clothing can sue the company, the california court of appeal ruled.the duty of employers to exercise ordinary care in thei...



are you thinking of escaping sydney? this is where to move to




sick of sydney? aren’t we all. nosebleed-inducing house prices, sky-high rents, terrible traffic and the looming summer – humidity, cockroaches, baking hot concrete.faced with paying $500 per week for a poky, ventilation-free studio apartment ages away from those beaches that are meant to make...



sydney asbestos dumper dib hanna at it again




one of the state's worst serial asbestos dumpers has continued to illegally dispose of hundreds of tonnes of deadly contaminated waste across sydney after narrowly avoiding jail.already owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, dib hanna has failed to appear in court as the environmental regu...



sydney asbestos dumper dib hanna at it again




one of the state's worst serial asbestos dumpers has continued to illegally dispose of hundreds of tonnes of deadly contaminated waste across sydney after narrowly avoiding jail.already owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, dib hanna has failed to appear in court as the environmental regu...



melbourne city council's lawyers handed report into robert doyle sexual harassme




lawyers for melbourne city council have been handed the findings of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment made against lord mayor robert doyle.the investigation was launched in the week before christmas by council chief executive ben rimmer, who is to receive the report by ian fr...



brian bagley: investigation of longmont harassment allegations 'absolutely' rela




an investigation into alleged harassment of female council members by male council members is "absolutely" related to a heated exchange in an open council meeting on june 27, councilman brian bagley said.the times-call discovered tuesday afternoon that longmont had hired denver-based law firm gordon...



serial asbestos dumper moves to melbourne to set up shop under new name




one of australia's worst serial asbestos dumpers has set up shop in melbourne after narrowly avoiding jail for illegally disposing of hundreds of tonnes of contaminated waste across sydney. already owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, dib hanna has failed to appear in court as the nsw en...