Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
If you want to know about costs associated with asbestos in residential premises, you only have to ask the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government.
Australia’s Asbestos Importation Debacle
As Western Australian taxpayers forked out $1.2 billion to build a new hospital for their children in the Perth suburb of Nedlands to replace the Princes...
Calls for Tougher Asbestos Penalties
The federal government is being urged to consider increasing penalties for illegally importing asbestos.
Opera House Renovations Halted Due to Asbestos
Safety inspectors have stopped some renovation work at the Sydney Opera House after asbestos was found by crews working on the $200 million refurbishment.
Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks
Work on a Melbourne highway upgrade has been shut down after contractors disturbed asbestos, a union says.
Demands for Nation-wide Action on Asbestos !
Dozens of workers, employed to renovate the Sydney Opera House, will meet outside the site to discuss concerns after being potentially exposed to asbestos on the...
Asbestos Warning Issued in Fire-ravaged NSW Town
The number of NSW homes razed by devastating bushfires has risen to 33, with residents returning to inspect their properties warned about the dangers of deadly...
Asbestos Slipping Past Customs: CFMEU
The CFMEU says dangerous goods including asbestos products and cheap, exploding glass are entering Australia and border protection authorities lack the resources to stop it.
Asbestos Mulch Fears in Perth Suburb
Residents of a Perth suburb fear for their health after being told asbestos-contaminated mulch was spread around as part of a train station project, but the...
Federal Government Falls Short on Stopping Asbestos Imports
Since 2003, Australia has maintained a complete ban on the importation, manufacturing or use of any products which contain asbestos, exposure to which can cause mesothelioma,...
Missing Dumped Asbestos Found in NSW
Investigators say they've tracked down some of the 17,000 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste removed from a Sydney construction site and illegally dumped.
NSW Budgets to Clean Up Waste and Asbestos
The environment is getting a clean-up with $196 million in the NSW budget to reduce waste and tackle illegal dumping but climate change has been given...
NSW Council Notice 'Politically Motivated'
The NSW government has been slammed for putting Blue Mountains City Council on notice following the discovery of asbestos in several of its council-owned workplaces.
Tonnes of Asbestos Dumped in Sydney Street
Tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste have been dumped in a suburban Sydney street with authorities involved in a delicate clean-up operation as police hunt for the culprit.