The 2016-2017 Asbestos Safety and Eradication National Strategic Plan Progress Report has been released by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Council at the organisation’s summit in Canberra.

Agency CEO, Peter Tighe said significant work has been done across Australia by all governments to work towards the elimination of asbestos related diseases in Australia.

The report reveals greater coordination has paid off with evidence showing that more asbestos is being removed and disposed off than in previous years but its too early to identify significant behavioural change in general regarding asbestos risks.

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