The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency Act 2013 established the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council, as well as the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency. 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.