The forgotten Royal Commission

Australia conducted a Royal Commission in to the Esso Gas Plant explosion at Longford. Two people died and most of Victoria was without gas for around two weeks.  The Royal Commission lead to a best-selling book by Professor Andrew Hopkins. In 2010, four young men died while installing home insulation as part of a government economic stimulus package.  A Royal Commission and various inquests were held but no one wrote a book.  Outside of the occupational health and safety (OHS) fraternity, the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program (HIP) is, in many ways, the forgotten inquiry.

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