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NSW govt seeks asbestos waste levy removal
Environment
Wednesday November 6 2019

NSW govt seeks asbestos waste levy removal

The levy on disposing of dangerous asbestos waste up to 250 kilograms would be dropped under a NSW government proposal.

Overcoming the Cost Barrier to Asbestos Removal in Australia
Residential
Wednesday October 10 2018

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
Safety
Wednesday December 13 2017

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
Safety
Thursday November 23 2017

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
Thursday October 12 2017

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.

Demands for Nation-wide Action on Asbestos !
Safety
Thursday August 3 2017

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...

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On
Safety
Thursday November 10 2016

Senate Action on Dodgy Building Products Back On

An inquiry into building products which do not conform to local standards is back on with a new and expanded terms of reference as a string...

Rogue Developers Dump Dangerous Asbestos
Safety
Thursday October 27 2016

Rogue Developers Dump Dangerous Asbestos

Developers who illegally destroyed a Melbourne pub and then allegedly carted dangerous asbestos through the city have been labelled "a bunch of rogues" by the state...

MFB Called to Douse Asbestos at Melbourne Pub Site
Commercial
Friday October 21 2016

MFB Called to Douse Asbestos at Melbourne Pub Site

Firefighters have been called to douse the site of a 19th-century Melbourne pub that was illegally demolished to stop asbestos blowing into the air.

Commercial
Feb 19 2020
Asbestos dust litters Sydney school

Asbestos dust and fragments left littered across a Sydney private girls' school, have raised health concerns for students and local community members.

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Residential
9 Aug, 2019
Record $3m payout to SA asbestos victim

A South Australian father of three with terminal cancer has been awarded a record $3 million payout after he was exposed to asbestos dust, including during...

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Environment
21 Mar, 2019
Final WA Asbestos Town Locals Forced Out

Landowners who refuse to move from the most contaminated site in the southern hemisphere will have their properties compulsorily acquired by the West Australian government. 

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Safety
31 Aug, 2018
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.

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Environment
20 Jun, 2018
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...

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Safety
15 Dec, 2017
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.

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Environment
11 Dec, 2017
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.

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