Report highlights impact of Australia’s asbestos legacy on remote Indigenous communities

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.

The study, commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA), looked at asbestos management practices and current issues faced in remote areas in Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, NSW and Western Australia.