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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.

Asbestos Found During Melbourne Roadworks
Civil
Friday August 18 2017

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 !
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...

Asbestos Warning Issued in Fire-ravaged NSW Town
Residential
Wednesday February 15 2017

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
Business
Tuesday January 31 2017

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
Landscaping
Monday November 21 2016

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...

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...

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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