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.


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. 
A report into asbestos in remote Australia sets out ways that communities and government can work together to manage the identification and removal of deadly legacy asbestos in remote areas to eliminate the ongoing risks.