The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established in 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues.
The agency has broad responsibilities which are not limited to workplace safety, but also include environmental and public health concerns.
Key responsibilities of the agency include:
- coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Asbestos Awareness and Management 2014-18 (NSP)
- reviewing and amending the NSP as required
- publishing and promoting the NSP
- providing advice to the Minister about asbestos safety
- liaising with Commonwealth, State, Territory, local and other governments, agencies or bodies about the implementation, review or amendment of the NSP; as well as asbestos safety in general; and
- commissioning, monitoring and promoting research about asbestos safety.
The agency is a statutory authority established on 1 July 2013 following the approval of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013.
Through its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the agency is responsible to the Commonwealth Minister for Industrial Relations.
For financial purposes, the Agency operates under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and for staffing purposes, the Public Service Act 1999 (Public Service Act).
Gifts and benefits register
The agency is required to keep a register of all gifts and benefits received to the value of $100 or above. See the ASEA gifts and benefits register page for more details.
Agency grant announcements
This document provides a list of grants awarded by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency in the period 1 July 2013 to present.
Portfolio budget statements
Senate Order – listing of agency contracts of $100,000 or more
Senate Order 192 of 2001 requires all Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 agencies to publish a list of all contracts entered into by the agency that are to the value of $100,000 or greater. The following details on each contract must be provided:
- the contractor, the amount of the consideration and the subject matter of each such contract,
- the commencement date and the duration of the contract,
- the relevant reporting period and the twelve month period relating to the contract listings,
- whether each such contract contains provisions requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of its provisions,
- whether there are any other requirements of confidentiality,
- a statement of reasons for the confidentiality,
- an estimate of the cost of complying with this order, and
- a statement of the method used to make the estimate.
2018-19 financial year
2018 calendar year
The estimated cost of complying with the order is $350, based on the estimated number of hours involved to collect, analyse and compile the information and applying salary costs and on-costs.
Senate continuing order - Listing of agency files
Procedural Order of Continuing Effect Number 12 requires each Department to publish a list of the titles of all relevant files, including new parts of existing files, created in the preceding six months commencing on 1 January and on 1 July.
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