The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013 (ASEA Act) established the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council, as well as the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency.
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
The ASEA Act sets out the functions of the agency, the Chief Executive Officer and staff. The current average staffing level (ASL) for the agency is twelve as determined in the Portfolio Budget Statement released by the Federal Treasurer each year.
Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
The council is made up of a Chair and nine members. The council has been selected for their experience with asbestos safety, public health and corporate governance as well as for the representation of people with asbestos-related diseases and their families. The functions of the council include:
- to provide advice and make recommendations to the CEO about the performance of the agency’s functions, on its own initiative or at the request of the CEO
- to provide advice to the Minister about asbestos safety
- to monitor the implementation of the National Strategic Plan by commonwealth, state, territory and local governments
- to provide advice, and make recommendations, about the National Strategic Plan and annual operational plans.