AUSTRALIA'S ASBESTOS PLAN: PHASE III DRAFT RELEASED

As HSRs may recall, the Asbestos National Strategic Plan outlines a comprehensive, phased strategy aimed at eradicating asbestos-related diseases throughout Australia by coordinating actions at a national level.

Its primary objective is to foster collaboration among the Commonwealth, state, and territory governments, directing their efforts towards a shared goal. The plan includes various reforms to WHS regulations to facilitate the increased removal of asbestos-containing materials from workplaces.

The Asbestos and Silica Safety and Eradication Agency (ASSEA) has formulated a draft for the third phase of the Asbestos National Strategic Plan for the years 2024-2030 which emphasises removal of asbestos from the built environment. 

The draft is being distributed to relevant jurisdictions and is presently pending approval from the Commonwealth, state, and territory governments.

You can read more about the ANSP here.

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