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30 March 2011: A teachers’ union has called for a full audit of asbestos in government housing after its members were unwittingly exposed to a damaged property containing the potentially deadly fibres.
4 April 2011: An Education Queensland (EQ) health adviser will today address staff and students at the Mareeba State High School, west of Cairns in far north Queensland, in the wake of a recent asbestos scare.
6 April 2011: … The illegal disposal of asbestos material could potentially cause health issues for six council employees and the wider community.
30 April 2011: One in five state schools in WA needs asbestos removed or stabilised, an Education Department audit has revealed.
2 May 2011: Safe disposal of asbestos in Tasmania has become more difficult.
4 May 2011: Children as young as 13 may have been exposed to asbestos discovered at a CFA training centre.
22 October, 2011: THE story of asbestos in Australia unfolds in a sequence of sad, familiar images, starting with grainy film footage from the ’50s and ’60s of miners filling bags of blue asbestos while their children played in the beautiful, deadly shadow of CSR’s Wittenoom Gorge, in northwest West
28 March, 2012: Residents in Western Sydney are outraged over the plan to build a waste treatment plant on a site that was once used to manufacture asbestos
May 1, 2012: More than two dozen people set out to walk across the desert from Kalgoorlie to Perth this morning to highlight the urgent need for more research into the deadly asbestos cancer mesothelioma.
May 2, 2012: Concerns for the health of kindergarten children in Port Melbourne after contaminated soil and asbestos was found during demolition.