Understanding asbestos support and services in Australia

Date created: Date modified: 22 Mar 2021

The agency commissioned Swinburne University in Melbourne to undertake an evidence-based literature review on the provision of asbestos support services in Australia. The work sought to map support and services for people with asbestos-related diseases. It focussed on two main outcomes:

  • How asbestos support and services are delivered in each state  including the differences and the needs not being met
  • What practical and innovative sources and approaches are being taken in providing support to people with asbestos-related disease in Australia.

The report included a review of relevant academic literature and online resources available to the public while highlighting the significant role that support groups play in providing asbestos support services under difficult circumstances, the report also points to areas of potential need and makes some recommendations on future opportunities to meet those needs.