The Asbestos Response Taskforce (the Taskforce) has commissioned, developed and been guided by research and numerous reports.
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.
On 7 May 2020, the ACT Government tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly the:
- Mr Fluffy Legacy Project – Consultation Outcomes and Recommendations Report (9.0 MB)
- The Government Response to the Report (316.3 KB)
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.
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.
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.
The CERG has presented a range of position papers and reports to the ACT Government:
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's Report 1/2017 – WorkSafe ACT's management of its regulatory responsibilities for the demolition of loose‐fill asbestos contaminated houses (1.6 MB) - 20 January 2017
- Auditor-General's Report 4/2016 – The management of the financial arrangements for the delivery of the Loose-fill Asbestos (Mr Fluffy) Insulation Eradication Scheme (1.4 MB) - 27 May 2016
- Half-yearly Report - 1 January to 30 June 2020 (484.6 KB)
- Half yearly Report - 1 July to 31 December 2019 (356.5 KB)
- Half-yearly Report - 1 January to 30 June 2019 (350.9 KB)
- Half-yearly Report - 1 July to 31 December 2018 (324.4 KB)
- Half-yearly Report - 1 January to 30 June 2018 (570.5 KB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 October 2017 to 31 December 2017 (887.6 KB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 July 2017 to 30 September 2017 (898.2 KB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 April to 30 June 2017 (1.2 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017 (6.2 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 October 2016 to 31 December 2016 (6.4 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 July 2016 to 30 September 2016 (1.9 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 April 2016 to 30 June 2016 (2.7 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 January to 31 March 2016 (3.7 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 October 2015 - 31 December 2015 (2.5 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2015 (2.5 MB)
- Quarterly Report - 31 March to 30 June 2015 (1.4 MB)
- Quarterly Report - October 2014 to March 2015 (200.5 KB)
- Quarterly Report - Inception to October 2014 (Ministerial Statement) (63.5 KB)
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