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Date PostedJanuary 23, 2017

Border Force Stop Dozens of Asbestos Imports Coming into Australia

Towards the latter part of last year, border authorities had made dozens of asbestos interceptions, following a department shakeup after fears were raised that enforcement may have been allowing asbestos materials to flood into the country from overseas, due to lax practices.

According to Fairfax Media, Australian Border Force made 13 seizures of asbestos material since it was established in July.

Last year there were a number of construction sites which were found to have asbestos containing, Chinese-sourced materials, including the Perth childrens hospital, despite the 2003 ban on the deadly substance.

Read more about the battle against asbestos at http://www.smh.com.au/national/border-force-makes-a-dozen-interceptions-of-asbestos-coming-into-the-country-20160930-grsf7i.html

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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