$3m fight for asbestos funds

April 08, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Unspent funds totalling $3 million are being withheld from the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency says Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia president Barry Robson.

Mr Robson, who described the funding as critical, said without it the national strategic plan, education programs and the cooperation of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection would also be put in jeopardy.

“When it comes to the importation of building products, every trades person could face the possibility of being exposed without even knowing it, thinking the ban was completely in place and working,” Mr Robson said.

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