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Release date: 02 July 2018
As of 1 July 2018, GST payments will change for those who purchase a new residential premises or potential residential land.
The amount of GST will not change, it will be paid directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as part of the settlement process. For more information please visit the ATO website.Read more
Release date: 13 December 2017
The Asbestos Response Taskforce is working closely with its industry partners to make Mr Fluffy properties safe and secure over the Christmas and New Year period.
Demolitions will cease on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-commence on Monday 8 January 2018. There will be no programmed site works, such as asbestos removal or soil testing, from Saturday 23 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive.
Should you have any concerns about a Mr Fluffy property please refer to the site signage for contractor details or phone Access Canberra on 13 22 81.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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
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
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more