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Asbestos Safety and Eradication Summit

Release date: 29 September 2017

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency’s most important event to date will take place at Old Parliament House from 26 - 28 November 2017. The event will focus on the direction for Australia’s next National Strategic Plan to eradicate asbestos-related diseases and will bring together local and international experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance to lead the discussion.

Early bird prices are available until 20 October, so register now to be a part of the interactive workshops, gain up to date knowledge on asbestos awareness and management, and network with government officials, industry experts and peak body leaders during exciting social events.

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ACT Asbestos Health Study public forum

Release date: 13 July 2017

The ACT Asbestos Health Study driven by the ANU National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health has examined the health effects of living in a house with loose-fill asbestos insulation in the ACT. The study provides information on domestic exposure to loose-fill asbestos in the ACT and on the health concerns of current and recent residents of Mr Fluffy houses.

The findings of the ACT Asbestos Healthy Study were released on Wednesday, 21 June 2017. The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health will hold a forum on Wednesday 19 July for Mr Fluffy residents and interested members of the public to examine in depth the findings of the study.

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Indicative Demolition Schedule Update

Release date: 07 July 2017

The Asbestos Response Taskforce has released the fifth update to the Indicative Demolition Schedule.

The regular release of the Indicative Demolition Schedule is a useful way to keep homeowners, neighbours and the general public informed about planned demolitions.

At the end of June 2017 a total of 741 demolitions have been completed through the ACT Government's demolition program, with an additional 19 undertaken privately - almost 75% of affected properties.

The Taskforce remains committed to keeping the community informed about the progress of the Mr Fluffy demolition program.

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ACT Asbestos Health Study - Final Report

Release date: 21 June 2017

The ACT Asbestos Health Study Final Report, completed by the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University has now been released. Read more

ACT Asbestos Health Study Survey Report

Release date: 15 February 2017

The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH) at the Australian National University (the ANU) has released the report on the ACT Asbestos Health Study: Cross Sectional Survey which is the third component of the ACT Asbestos Health Study. Read more

Mr Fluffy demolition safety remains a key focus for WorkSafe ACT

Release date: 20 January 2017

The first performance audit of the Asbestos Response Taskforce by the Auditor-General can give the community confidence that the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme is being delivered in an efficient and effective manner.

Released on 27 May 2016, the audit report reflects the sound planning and management of the financial arrangements for the Scheme.

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'Moving forward' - Dr Rob Gordon workshops

Release date: 18 January 2017

The Asbestos Response Taskforce Community and Expert Reference Group has arranged to bring internationally recognised clinical psychologist and expert in community recovery, Dr Rob Gordon, back to Canberra to work with homeowners dealing with the emotional impact of the Mr Fluffy legacy.

Rob will be facilitating three workshops on 21 February 2017, with the theme 'Moving Forward'. They are designed for 20 participants to maximise the opportunity to explore personal experiences.

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Asbestos Response Taskforce End of Year Shutdown

Release date: 20 December 2016

The Asbestos Response Taskforce is working closely with its industry partners to ensure Mr Fluffy properties remain safe and secure over the Christmas and New Year period.

No programmed works will take place from Saturday 24 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive. A longer demolition shutdown period will also apply from Thursday 22 December 2016 to Sunday 8 January 2017 inclusive.

Demolitions will re-commence on Monday 9 January 2017.

Should you have any concerns about Mr Fluffy properties please contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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Indicative Demolition Schedule Update

Release date: 14 December 2016

The Asbestos Response Taskforce has released the fourth update to the Indicative Demolition Schedule, the third update for 2016.

The Taskforce remains committed to keeping the community informed about the roll out of the Mr Fluffy demolition program.

The regular release of the Indicative Demolition Schedule is a useful way to keep homeowners, neighbours and the general public informed about planned demolitions.

As at 7 December 2016, 502 houses had been demolished across Canberra through the ACT Government program. The release of the updated Schedule reflects indicative planning for the demolition of a further 388 properties through to late 2017.

The Schedule will continue to regularly updated and publicly released.

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Taskforce visiting Weston on 20 August

Release date: 15 August 2016

The Asbestos Response Taskforce will be holding an information event in Weston on Saturday 20 August 2016 at the Weston Creek Community Centre, adjacent to Cooleman Court in Parkinson Street, Weston. Between 1-3pm we'll be available to answer questions on asbestos-related activity in the area, and to chat about how we're working to safely remove Mr Fluffy from your community.

Join us - together with other local community groups such as COTA, CERG and the Weston Creek Community Council - for information and advice on what's happening in your suburb. Read more

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