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 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a nationwide recall of Yamaha youth quad bikes YFM90R 2016 & 2017 models due to front and rear brake shoes in affected quad bikes (and these parts sold as spare parts) possibly containing asbestos.
Researchers in WA and Victoria are recruiting people who are currently, or who have ever, worked in asbestos removal to be part of an asbestos removalist register.
After 25 workers on a building project at the Sydney Opera House were unacceptably exposed to asbestos for over a week, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has called for an urgent national program of removal of high risk asbestos. The Agency’s CEO Peter Tighe said while there were...