'ABC journalist Matt Peacockʼs 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 Hardieʼs subterfuge. Peacock first warned the public about the dangers of Hardieʼs 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.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
Devils Dust is a two-part telemovie that deals with asbestos victim Bernie Banton and his courageous fight against James Hardie Industries.