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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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Asbestos testing and removals - buyer beware

25th May 2015

Asbestos removalists who operate safely are at risk of being undercut by unaccredited individuals out to make a quick, dishonest profit.

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Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme ends soon

6th May 2015

If you have asbestos to dispose of, be aware that the trial Household Asbestos Disposal Scheme is ending soon.

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Asbestos substitute materials building a safer future

21st April 2015

While asbestos has long been banned in Australia, it continues to be used in products manufactured overseas, despite the availability of safe alternatives.

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Asbestos found in Made in China products

8th April 2015

The Federal Government has conceded that it is unable to guarantee that Chinese imports are free of asbestos.

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Asbestos found in Vanuata hospital after Cyclone Pam

25th March 2015

The devastating recent cyclone not only destroyed buildings in Port Vila, it also caused a major cleanup problem with asbestos.

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What real estate agents should know about asbestos

2nd March 2015

Asbestos awareness groups work hard to educate homeowners, but less has been done to educate real estate agents about asbestos.

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