Program

Pre-conference forum – Sunday 26 November 2017

5.30pm - 6.30pm, Kings Hall, Old Parliament House

Setting the scene for change. What has been achieved from Australia's National Strategic Plan (NSP) for asbestos management and awareness from 2014-18? Where to next and why is proactivity so important?

Matt Peacock in conversation with the Parliamentary Group on Asbestos Related Disease (PGARD) 

Matt PeacockJournalist and Author, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Senator the Hon Lisa SinghSenator for Tasmania, Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, Co-chair of Parliamentary Group on Asbestos Related Disease
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Russell Broadbent MPFederal Member for McMillan, Victoria, Co-chair of Parliamentary Group on Asbestos Related Disease
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Welcome reception - Sunday 26 November 2017

Sponsored by Slater and Gordon Lawyers

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Kings Hall, Old Parliament House

Day 1 – Monday 27 November 2017

Arrival and registration

8.00am

Welcome to Country

Wally Bell, Ngunawal Elder

9.00am - 9:15am

Facilitator welcome

Matt PeacockJournalist and Author, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Ministerial address

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash (video)Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Minister for Women

9.15am - 9.30am

Welcome from Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council Chair

Diane Smith-GanderChair, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
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Opening address: asbestos in Australia - where are we now?

Peter TigheChief Executive Officer, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
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9.30am - 9.45am

Plenary keynote

Awareness and proactivity - a public health focus

Becky FreemanSr Lecturer and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
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9.45am - 10.45am

Morning tea

Sponsored by Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation

10.45am - 11.15am

Plenary / international keynote

International intervention

11.15am - 12.30pm

Update from WHOTBC

Proactivity: national and international programs

Dianne Foggo AMChair, Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
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Linda Reinstein (video, dial in)President and CEO, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization
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Representative from WHOTBC

Lunch

Sponsored by Allens Industrial Products

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Workshops 1.30pm - 3.00pm

Brad ParkerDirector, WorkSafe Tasmania
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Mary DickieManaging Director, Quay Connection
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Raising awareness about the risk of imported products containing asbestos

Jim WilliamsAssistant Commissioner, Border Management Division, Australian Border Force
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Katherine MorrisPartner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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Andrew MantleManaging Director, AARMS (Asbestos Audits, Reports and Management Services
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Kate LeeExecutive Officer, Union Aid Abroad - APHEDA
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Sari SairanenDirector, Health Safety and Environment, Unifor
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Afternoon tea

3.00pm - 3.30pm

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Tim DriscollProfessor, Public Health School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
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Sarina LaceyDirector of Health, Economics and Policy, The Centre for International Economics
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Day one wrap up

4.30pm - 4.45pm

Matt PeacockJournalist and Author, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Diane Smith-GanderChair, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council
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Pre-drinks

Venue: Queen Victoria Terrace, Old Parliament House

6.30pm - 7.00pm

Gala dinner

Venue: Old Parliament House

Entertainment: Luke McGregor, The Socialites

7.00pm - 11.00pm

Day 2 – Tuesday 28 November 2017

Arrival and registration

8.30am - 9.00am

Facilitator welcome to day two

Matt PeacockJournalist and Author, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Commemoration of lives lost

Peter TigheChief Executive Officer, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
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9.00am - 9.15am

Plenary / international keynote

Removal and management - Dutch case study

In 2016, the Dutch Government introduced a program to eliminate all remaining asbestos roofing by 2024. Nienke Smith, from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment will outline why the Dutch Government moved to this approach, and how this program is being implemented.

9.15am - 10.00am

Nienke SmithPolicy Coordinator, Asbestos, Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
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Panel discussion

What are the implications of ageing asbestos on our approach to asbestos management and removal?

10.00am - 10.30am

Nienke SmithPolicy Coordinator, Asbestos, Ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment, Netherlands
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Alison ReidAssociate Professor, Curtin University, WA
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Matt PeacockJournalist and Author, Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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Simone StevensonExecutive Director, Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
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Morning tea

Sponsored by Biaggio Signorelli Asbestos Foundation

10.30am - 11.00am

Workshops 11.00am - 12.30pm

Considering different asbestos management and removal strategies

Matthew AllanConsultant (Waste, Recycling & Resource Management, Rawtec
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Geza BenkeSenior Research Fellow, Monash University
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Chris ReynoldsAsbestos Safety and Eradication Council Member
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Updates on prevention and treatment research

Jenette CreaneyChief Investigator, National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases
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Ken TakahashiDirector, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute
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Pierina OtnessSenior Scientific Officer, Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health
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Simone StevensonExecutive Director, Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
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Paul CorryProject Manager, Principal Hygienist, Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency
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Lunch

Sponsored by Regional Enviroscience

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Plenary session

The future of work implications for asbestos management, removal, transport and disposal

The intersection of ageing asbestos with emerging megatrends in our economy means we need to consider what the future of asbestos work could look like in order to ensure we continue on the journey to eradicate asbestos-related diseases in Australia.

1.30pm - 2.15pm

George QuezadaResearch Scientist, Strategic Insights, DATA61 | CSIRO
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Panel

Implications for the next phase of the NSP

George QuezadaResearch Scientist, Strategic Insights, DATA61 | CSIRO
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Michelle BaxterAsbestos Safety and Eradication Council Member
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Alison ReidAssociate Professor, Curtin University, WA
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Plenary session

Awareness, priority removal and legacy management

2.15pm - 3.15pm

Panel

Tim DriscollProfessor, Public Health School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
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Marnie WilliamsAsbestos Safety and Eradication Council Member
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Geoff FaryFormer Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council Chair
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Michael BorowickAsbestos Safety and Eradication Council Member
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Day two wrap up and conference close

Peter TigheChief Executive Officer, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
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3.15pm - 3.45pm

Afternoon tea and conference close

3.45pm - 4.00pm