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Pre-purchase asbestos inspections

14th June 2017

Find out how to protect yourself and your family against asbestos-related illness before you buy a house for renovation or redevelopment.

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Loose fill asbestos insulation in NSW homes: What you need to know

21st August 2016

You've probably seen media stories about the discovery of loose fill asbestos insulation in a number of New South Wales homes, and the State Government's decision to offer to buy and demolish those homes.

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Asbestos management plans and the risk of naturally occurring asbestos

13th May 2016

The discovery of naturally occurring asbestos during council roadworks is a reminder of the need for organisations to have asbestos management plans.

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Asbestos found in imported buildings products and children's crayons

24th February 2016

While it's illegal to manufacture or import products containing asbestos, the material has been found recently in products imported from China.

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6 household items that could contain asbestos

1st December 2015

Despite its prominence in Australian news, very few people realise just how common the use of asbestos once was.

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The truth about occupational asbestos exposure

1st October 2015

If you manage or control a workplace, you need to be aware of regulations about asbestos exposure.

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Mr Fluffy: demolitions of contaminated homes underway

3rd August 2015

Demolition is currently underway for more than 1,000 Canberra homes contaminated with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos.

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NSW launches Mr Fluffy home buyback scheme

20th July 2015

The NSW State Government has announced that it will set aside as much as $250 million for a voluntary home buyback scheme to help families caught up in the Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis.

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Asbestos found in Australian schools

6th July 2015

There are rising concerns about the presence of potentially toxic asbestos in many Australian schools.

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CFMEU urges Rio Tinto to drop High Court asbestos appeal

10th June 2015

At its height, the asbestos industry reached into virtually every corner of Australia. The latest asbestos story began at an industrial site on the Gove peninsula, in the far north of the Northern Territory.

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