The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established in 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues.
The agency has broad responsibilities which are not limited to workplace safety, but also include environmental and public health concerns.
Key responsibilities of the agency include:
• coordinating, monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the National Strategic Plan on Asbestos Awareness and Management (NSP)
• providing advice to the Minister about asbestos safety
• liaising with Commonwealth, State, Territory, local and other governments, agencies or bodies about the implementation, review or amendment of the NSP; as well as asbestos safety in general; and
• commissioning, monitoring and promoting research about asbestos safety.