Strategy six: International leadership

Australia was one of the highest per capita users of asbestos in the world. It is therefore appropriate that Australia plays a leadership role in a global campaign aimed at securing a total worldwide ban in the production and trade of asbestos and asbestos-containing products.

Goal

Australia continues to play a leadership role in a global campaign for a worldwide ban on asbestos mining and manufacturing.

Deliverables

  • Pursue opportunities for improvements in international arrangements for asbestos awareness, management, and a global ban on asbestos mining and manufacturing.
  • Proactively share knowledge, tools and information on best practice with other countries and relevant international organisations.

Outcomes

  1. International issues relating to asbestos and asbestos-related disease are effectively coordinated.
  2. Australia is recognised as an international voice in the global campaign against asbestos hazards.
  3. Best practice for awareness, management and eradication of asbestos is shared internationally.