Queensland Calls for Stricter Asbestos Imports Controls

Asbestos

The state of Queensland is calling on the Commonwealth and stakeholders to implement sticter controls over the importation of asbestos-containing buildings materials into Australia.

The CFMEU recently detected deadly asbestos fibres on one of the biggest construction sites in Brisbane, prompting the Industrial Relations Minister to raise concerns.

Asbestos has been banned for import since 2003, yet building materials containing asbestos are still making their way onto Australian construction sites, putting workers and the Australian public at risk.

Source: http://content.safetyculture.com.au/news/index.php/07/queensland-appeals-stricter-controls-asbestos-importation/#.V6YsEPl97IV

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