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Asbestos report card shows progress under state-wide strategy

The Queensland Government has released the second report card under the state-wide strategy to deliver a coordinated approach to the regulation and management of asbestos in Queensland.

The asbestos strategy facilitates a high level coordinated approach by all government agencies to minimise the risk of exposure to asbestos fibres at workplaces, domestic premises and in the natural environment. It targets actions in three priority areas:

  • minimising the risk of exposure to asbestos
  • seamless and integrated government service delivery
  • community education and awareness about asbestos.

The report card notes the Government’s achievements in each of these priority areas over the last 12 months, with a key highlight being the commitment by councils to participate in enforcing asbestos regulations in domestic situations.

The State Government will indemnify council officers for any liability arising out actions taken to enforce the Public Health Act 2005, while providing comprehensive asbestos training to council officers and committing funds to reimburse councils for the costs of priority asbestos related clean-up work.

This agreement will encourage a collaborative and seamless delivery of services between councils and the State Government and ensure asbestos incidents in the community are responded to effectively.

More information

You can download a copy of the Asbestos strategy report card two at worksafe.qld.gov.au.

Last updated
22 December 2015

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