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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The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has received its second bronze award in the Australasian Reporting Awards announced on 21 June 2017.  The Awards are designed to enable organisations to benchmark the quality of their annual reports against criteria based on world best practice. 
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issed a nationwide recall of Polaris youth quad bikes and spare parts after an investigation revealed asbestos-laden parts in at least 12 models.
The Portfolio Budget Statement for the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was released on 9 May 2017 as part of Budget 2017-18, outlining the funding allocated to the agency over the forward estimates. Visit the Budget 2017-18 website for full details of the budget.