Program

2018 Conference - Asbestos: the next national plan - proactivity, prevention, planning

Sunday 18th November

Welcome Reception

6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Loft, Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf

Monday 19th November - Conference Day 1 - Proactivity

Sheraton on the Park

Arrival and registration

8.00am

Welcome to country

Facilitator welcome

9.00am - 9.15am

Ministerial address

The Hon Craig Laundy MP Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation

Welcome from Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council Chair

Diane Smith-Gander (video) Chair, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council

9.15am - 9.30am

Opening address - What will the next National Strategic Plan look like?

Speaker to be confirmed

9.30am - 10.00am

Plenary keynote - 2018 National Asbestos Awareness Survey – where are we now with awareness and attitudes?

James Wunsch Research Director, Colmar Brunton

10.00am - 10.45am

Morning tea

10.45am - 11.15am

International keynote - Canada: asbestos ban and beyond

Speaker to be confirmed

11.15am - 12.00pm

Panel discussion - The myths and realities of single fibre exposure

Catherine Dunkerley (Facilitator) Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Tim Driscoll Professor, Public Health School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

More speakers to be confirmed

12.00pm - 12.45pm

Lunch

12.45pm - 1.30pm

Workshops

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Coordinating asbestos imports across Australia

Jason Wall Acting State Inspector, SafeWork NSW

Malcolm Burgin Managing Director, OccSafe Australia

Justine Ross Branch Manager, Department of Jobs and Small Business

John Gibbon Acting First Assistant Secretary, Department of Home Affairs

More speakers to be confirmed

National Asbestos Awareness Campaign

Speakers to be confirmed

Disaster Planning and new legislation

Steve Moran Assessment Manager, Worksafe NZ

Rob Purcell Acting Deputy Chief Officer – Regional Director South East Metro, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

More speakers to be confirmed

Afternoon tea

3.00pm - 3.30pm

Panel discussion - Trade union movements in Brazil, Jakarta, Americas, Laos - engaging governments through proactivity

Kate Lee Executive Officer, APHEDA

More speakers to be confirmed

3.30pm - 4.30pm

Day one wrap up

4.30pm - 4.45pm

Pre-dinner drinks

6.30pm – 7.00pm

Doltone House, Darling Island

Gala dinner

7.00pm – 11.00pm

Doltone House, Darling Island

Tuesday 20th November - Conference Day 2 – Prevention, Planning

Sheraton on the Park

Arrival and registration

8.30am

Facilitator welcome to day two

Commemoration of lives lost

9.00am - 9.15am

Keynote - Energy Queensland - asbestos removal by 2030 and continuous monitoring

Wayne Cullen Asbestos Manager, Energy Queensland

9.15am - 10.00am

Plenary session - icare Dust Diseases Care (NSW) – how icare’s internationally recognised compensation scheme works and a showcase of icare research and research they have funded

Speaker to be confirmed

10.00am - 10.30am

Morning tea

10.30am - 11.00am

Workshops

11.00am - 12.30pm

Business case and planning for removal

Gene Tunney Principal, Adept Economics

More speakers to be confirmed

Research Directions

Ken Takahashi Director, Asbestos Diseases Research Institute

More speakers to be confirmed

Ageing asbestos and infrastructure

Joe Pickin Director, Blue Environment

Pierina Otness Senior Scientific Officer, Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health, WA

More speakers to be confirmed

Lunch

12.30pm - 1.30pm

Panel discussion - Regulatory approaches and challenges

Pierina Otness Senior Scientific Officer, Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health, WA

More speakers to be confirmed

1.30pm - 2.15pm

Plenary session - Future directions

Speaker to be confirmed

2.15pm - 3.00pm

Day two wrap up and conference close

3.00pm - 3.15pm

Afternoon tea and conference close

3.15pm – 3.30pm