James Hardie must continue to make fair contributions to Asbestos Injury Compensation Fund
20 November 2015
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have today called on James Hardie to continue to make fair contributions to future victims of asbestos-related illnesses, following reports on the eve of Asbestos Awareness Week that the company is seeking to cut contributions to the Asbestos Injury Compensation Fund (AICF).
Maurice Blackburn Asbestos Principal Theodora Ahilas said people would be diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses in the future, and it was important that James Hardie continued to make appropriate contributions to the AICF to ensure these people and their families were properly compensated for their needs.
“The fact remains that there will continue to be a number of people diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses in the future,” Ms Ahilas said.
“These people will require and deserve support from the AICF for their care.
“James Hardie must continue to take responsibility for appropriately supporting victims of asbestos-related illnesses, and we again call on them today to do the right thing in ensuring they maintain fair and reasonable contributions to the AICF for the people and families who will be impacted in future,” she said.