2017 Asbestos Safety and Eradication Summit

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns. The agency aims to ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.

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Approximately one third of all homes built in Australia contain asbestos products.
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Between 1930 and 1953 approximately 1.5 million tonnes of all forms of asbestos was imported into Australia.
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An average of 4000 people die from asbestos-related diseases each year in Australia, a trend that continues to rise.