Demolition is currently underway for more than 1,000 Canberra homes contaminated with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos.
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.
There are rising concerns about the presence of potentially toxic asbestos in many Australian schools.
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.
Asbestos removalists who operate safely are at risk of being undercut by unaccredited individuals out to make a quick, dishonest profit.
If you have asbestos to dispose of, be aware that the trial Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme is ending soon.
While asbestos has long been banned in Australia, it continues to be used in products manufactured overseas, despite the availability of safe alternatives.
The Federal Government has conceded that it is unable to guarantee that Chinese imports are free of asbestos.
The devastating recent cyclone not only destroyed buildings in Port Vila, it also caused a major cleanup problem with asbestos.
Asbestos awareness groups work hard to educate homeowners, but less has been done to educate real estate agents about asbestos.