Asbestos. Not here. Not anywhere

Asbestos kills, yet in some countries it is still mined, manufactured and used. Everyday thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos. While some people profit, other people die. As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere. Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with […]

Asbestos ban must be enforced to protect all

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is today releasing a report – five months after he received it – that shows the Federal Government is dangerously negligent when it comes to controlling asbestos importation in Australia. The report from Swedish firm KGH Border Services highlights problems not only with staff resourcing in the Australian Border Force, but […]

National Mesothelioma Nurse Special Interest Group launch

Lung Foundation Australia is marking Asbestos Awareness Week with the graduation and launch of the Asbestos Related Disease and Pleural Mesothelioma Nurses Special Interest Group (SIG). Pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung, accounts for nearly 95 percent of all mesothelioma cases in Australia.  Mesothelioma can also occur in the lining of the […]

Export of chrysotile asbestos must be controlled under Rotterdam Convention

Exports of chrysotile asbestos must be controlled to limit the death toll from the deadly substance in developing nations, the ACTU said today. ACTU President Ged Kearney said that the 6th Annual Conference on the Rotterdam Convention, in Geneva, Switzerland, must put chrysotile asbestos on its list of hazardous substances that needed to be monitored […]

People support action on asbestos

Almost a decade after asbestos was banned in this country, an overwhelming majority of Australians are concerned it remains a major health risk and want Federal government action to remove it from all homes and public buildings within two decades, according to a new poll. Two-thirds of respondents to a poll commissioned by the ACTU […]

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