Insulation Death Compensation Payouts Expected

COMPENSATION PAYMENTS to families of those who died during the bungled home insulation program are expected early in the new year.

Barrister Ian Hanger QC has been appointed to mediate compensation for the program, which led to the deaths of four men and sent many businesses to the wall.

Mr Hanger found the deaths – of Queenslanders Matthew Fuller, 25, Rueben Barnes, 16, and Mitchell Sweeney, 22 and NSW man Marcus Wilson, 19 – were avoidable.

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Mark Williams Appears At Coroners Inquest Concerning The Home Insulation Program (HIP)

Acting Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is sorry for the way the Rudd government handled its home insulation scheme, after a coroner found the rush in rolling it out played a role in the deaths of three tradesmen.

The Queensland tradesmen were electrocuted in 2009 and 2010 while installing roofing batts as part of the former Rudd government’s controversial home insulation scheme, since discontinued. Continue reading Mark Williams Appears At Coroners Inquest Concerning The Home Insulation Program (HIP)