Australia has one of the world's highest rates of asbestos-related diseases and a legacy of asbestos contaminated materials (ACMs) in our built environment. For decades, the trade union movement has fought to eliminate and ban exposure to asbestos in Australia. In 2013, after a push by the union movement, the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) was established with the aim of preventing exposure to asbestos in order to eliminate asbestos-related diseases. Victoria eventually followed the Federal government's lead with the announcement of the Victorian Asbestos Eradication Agency (VAEA) in 2016.
Join us on Monday 28th August, 7:00 pm to learn more about the ASEA and VAEA, the trade union movement's involvement in the eradication of asbestos in Australia, and why we need to move away from the management of asbestos and towards a program of asbestos elimination in our built environment.
Co-hosting this webinar will be Assistant Secretary of Victorian Trades Hall Council, David Cragg, to provide a union perspective on the issue.
- August 28, 2017 at 7pm – 8pm
- 30 people are going
(03) 9659 3511