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.
Thousands of Australians may have been exposed to an American insulation product at the centre of one of the world’s most costly asbestos scandals.
James Hardie’s proposal to pay its compensation fund in instalments has been been with outrage by asbestos disease advocacy groups.
With so many Australian homes containing asbestos, the risk of particles becoming airborne during natural disasters is one that many are unaware of.