The Asbestos Response Taskforce (the Taskforce) has commissioned, developed and been guided by research and numerous reports.

Community Impact Research Scholarship Program

The Asbestos Response Taskforce, Australian National University (ANU) and the Community Expert Reference Group (CERG) have partnered to develop the Community Impact Research Scholarship Program (Scholarship).

The Scholarship has been designed to promote independent research that builds on the ACT community’s experience with loose fill asbestos insulation. A full scholarship and two research awards are available.

Applications were scheduled to close 18 October 2020, however are now open until 1 November 2020. Applicants and projects from all disciplines are invited.

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Mr Fluffy Legacy Project Report

On 7 May 2020, the ACT Government tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly the:

The Community and Expert Reference Group (CERG) made 13 recommendations in the report to the ACT Government following a consultation program run throughout 2019 that sought views on how the ACT community may wish to acknowledge the legacy of Mr Fluffy.

The ACT Government's response commits to projects that reflect the wide-ranging impact Mr Fluffy had, and continues to have, on the lives of homeowners, tenants, neighbours and the community.

Read the Mr Fluffy Legacy Project – Executive Summary (4.5 MB).

Personal Support Model Evaluation

The Taskforce engaged Dr Rob Gordon to undertake an evaluation of the Taskforce's approach to personal support in 2017.

Read the Service Evaluation and Recommendations Report (2.6 MB) - June 2017.

ACT Asbestos Health Study

The ACT Government, in partnership with the Australian National University's National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, conducted the ACT Asbestos Health Study to gain additional understanding about the risk of developing mesothelioma from living in a house containing loose fill amosite asbestos.

CERG position papers and reports

The CERG has presented a range of position papers and reports to the ACT Government:

The Taskforce Report

In August 2014, the Taskforce reported on the Canberra community’s experience of the Mr Fluffy loose fill asbestos and made recommendations to remove the risk of loose fill asbestos from homeowners, tenants and the broader community.

The Long Term Management of Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation in Canberra Homes report (4.8 MB) is an important review that informed the ACT Government's response.

On 28 October 2014, the ACT Government announced the introduction of the Loose Fill Asbestos Insulation Eradication Scheme, implemented by the Asbestos Response Taskforce.

Auditor-General reports Asbestos Response Taskforce reports

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