Useful Links & Resources

Asbestos At Home Information BookletBooklet - Promo

Download your free copy today or find a copy in
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Asbestos Free Tasmania Membership Flyer

Membership Flyer
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Corporate Membership application form

Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues which goes beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health concerns.  The agency aims to ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.

www.asbestossafety.gov.au

Cancer Council Tasmania

Mesothelioma: A Guide for people with cancer, their families and friends 

This publication is available for people with cancer, their families and friends. Download here

Cancer Council Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation that works to minimise the impact of cancer on all Tasmanians through advocacy, raising awareness of cancer prevention and offering advice and support for those living with cancer and their carers.Website: www.cancertas.org.au

Asbestos Unit

The Asbestos Unit has been developed to increase education and awareness across the community about the dangers people face if they are exposed to asbestos.  The Unit is also responsible for developing Government policy about asbestos issues, and developing and administering the Asbestos Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Scheme.Website: www.asbestos.tas.gov.au

Work Safe Tasmania
For workplace safety and prevention information, advisory service details, Safe Work Tasmania Week and WorkCover Safety Awards, accreditation of medical practitioners and licensing of insurers. For a list of licensed asbestos removalists, or complaints regarding work carried out by an asbestos removalist and enquiries and complaints regarding asbestos in the workplace go here.Website: www.worksafe.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian Councils
For enquiries or complaints regarding the incorrect removal or disposal of asbestos in your neighborhoodClick here for: list of Tasmanian councils

Environment Protection Authority
The EPA’s statutory responsibilities under the environment legislation include assessing and regulating large industry in Tasmania, the assessment of Environmental Improvement Programs, Environmental Agreements and Environmental Audits.Website: www.epa.tas.gov.au

Unions Tasmania
Unions Tasmania is the peak body for affiliated Unions in Tasmania and provide training and support for Employee Safety representatives.  They are actively campaigning for a policy of prioritised removal of asbestos in Tasmanian workplaces. Their site provides information sheets and documents on asbestos in Tasmania.Website: www.unionstas.com.au

Occupational Hygienists
The AIOH is one of the professional groups that can provide the expertise required to assess identification of the presence of asbestos.Click here for: list of occupational hygienists in Tasmania

National Association of Testing Authorities
The National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) is Australia’s national laboratory accreditation authority. This site provides technical information on asbestos identification, along with information on the accreditation process.Website: www.nata.asn.au

Quit Tasmania
Smoking places people exposed to asbestos at a greatly increased risk of developing asbestos related disease. Quit Tasmania’s website has good strategies for quitting smoking.Website: www.quittas.org.au

Master Plumbers Asbestos site
The MPMSAA is an employer body that represents plumbing members and is responsible for the dissemination of information and training programs in OH&S. The site includes information on all aspects of asbestos – from generalised information to insurance and medical disease.Website: www.asbestos.plumbing.com.auM

Maurice Blackburn
Maurice Blackburn are one of Australia’s leading plaintiff law firms specialising in asbestos litigation. If you have mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques or gastro-intestinal cancers you may be eligible to make a claim.Website: www.mauriceblackburn.com.au

Asbestos.com
Asbestos.com is an international site that offers a one-stop resource on all asbestos issues ranging from occupational exposure to mesothelioma treatment options. Asbestos.com is the leading asbestos and mesothelioma resource.Website: www.asbestos.com

Asbestos Disease Research Institute
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) is the world’s only stand-alone research facility dedicated to asbestos-related diseases. ADRI is located in the Bernie Banton Centre in Sydney and aims to improve diagnosis and treatment, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by asbestos-related diseases.Website:  www.adri.org.au

The Australian Lung Foundation’s Multi-centre Clinical Trials Networks (MCTN)
An initiative of The Australian Lung Foundation, the MCTN is a service that allows patients to view current clinical trials predominately in the area of Lung and Respiratory disease. Membership is FREE and patients can register their interest in participating. The Lung Foundation will keep members updated with information about clinical trials that may be of interest to them.Website: www.mctn.org.au

Asbestos Support & Advocacy Organisations Nationwide

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia Inc. (ADSA)219
Main Street
Osborne Park WA 6017
PO Box 1394, Osborne Park WA 6916
Phone:  (08) 9344 4077
Fax: (08) 9345 0422
Free Call: 1800 646 690
E-mail:  adsinc@iinet.net.au
Website: www.asbestosdiseases.org.au
Contact: Robert Vojakovic
Mobile:  0417 175 24

NEW SOUTH WALES

Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia Inc. (ADFA)
Suite 3, Ground Floor
133 Parramatta Road
Granville NSW 2142
Phone: (02) 9637 8759
Fax: (02) 9897 3259
Free Call: 1800 006 196
E-mail:  info@adfa.org.au
Website: www.adfa.org.au

Asbestos Diseases Support Group, Wagga Wagga and District
PO Box 8190
Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Contact (1): Inge Webster
Phone: (02) 6922 3826
E-mail:  ingewebster@bigpond.com
Contact (2): Olga Seaman
Phone: (02) 6922 541

Bernie Banton Foundation (BBF)
PO Box 451
Castle Hill NSW 1765
Phone: (02) 8850 1223
Fax: (02) 8850 1233
E-mail: info@berniebanton.com.au
Website: www.berniebanton.com.au
Contact: Karen Banton CEO
Mobile: 0412 830 485

VICTORIA

Asbestoswise – information and support
Ross House, 1st Floor, 247- 251 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone:(03) 9654 9555
E-mail: info@asbestoswise.com.au
Website: www.asbestoswise.com.au

Asbestos Council of Victoria/GARDS
41 Monash Rd.
Newborough, Victoria, 3825
Tel: 03 5127 7744
Fax: 03 5126 0354
Email: info@gards.org
Website: http://www.gards.org/
Contact: Vicki Hamilton

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Asbestos Diseases Society of SA Inc. (ADSSA)
30 Hurtle Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8359 2423
Free Call: 1800 157 540
E-mail:  admin@adssa-inc.com.au
Website: www.adssa-inc.com.au
Contact: Ian Sheppard
Mobile: 0403 914 663

Asbestos Victims Association (SA) Inc. (AVA-SA)
Level 3, 60 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
PO Box 4066, Elizabeth South SA 5112
Phone: (08) 8212 6008
Fax: (08) 8212 7008
Free Call: 1800 665 395
Mobile: 0418 807 834
E-mail:  ava-sa@bigpond.net.au
Website: www.avasa.asn.au

QUEENSLAND

Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Support Group (AMSG)
PO Box 1080,
Coolangatta Qld 4225
Website:  www.amsg.com.au
Contact:  Nic Bos
Phone:    (07) 5599 7876
Mobile:    0417 705 534
E-mail:    nbos@westnet.com.au

Asbestos Related Disease Support Society Qld Inc.
Level 6, Suite 70 Silverton Place
101 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill QLD 4000
Phone Free Call: 1800 776 412
Fax: (07) 3832 7343
E-mail: asbestoshelp@westnet.com.au
E-mail: helen.maria@bigpond.com
Website: www.asbestos-disease.com.au
Contact: Ray Colbert
Mobile:   0408 758 963