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News and announcements

Asbestos Safety Summit 2021: Implementing the National Strategic Plan
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Asbestos Safety Summit 2021: Implementing the National Strategic Plan

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Updated asbestos awareness brochures for fire protection trades, and the automotive industry and historic car enthusiasts

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ACT Government PhD scholarship and research award opportunity

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New dedicated mini sites for electricians and plumbers

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Applications open for the National residential asbestos heatmap by predictive modelling approach to market

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Updated asbestos safety brochures for electricians and plumbers

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ABF targets asbestos in imported building products

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Business Research and Innovation Initiative - Real-time and accurate asbestos testing

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Safety information: asbestos and flooding

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Asbestos Diseases Research Institute named WHO Collaborating Centre

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QLD Asbestos rules amended

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Victoria releases Asbestos Disposal Management Plan

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ACT: New public register for asbestos, high risk and major hazard facility licences

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National Strategic Plan: Implementation Summit 2020

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National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

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Research: COVID, Home renovations and Asbestos

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Release of AIHW Report: "Mesothelioma in Australia 2019"

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Tax ruling: asbestos removal and tax deductions

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Public consultation on a nationally consistent approach to managing asbestos-cement water and sewer pipes

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Information during Coronavirus (COVID-19)