Despite its prominence in Australian news, very few people realise just how common the use of asbestos once was.
If you manage or control a workplace, you need to be aware of regulations about asbestos exposure.
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.