Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 23 August 2005) . . Page.. 3058 ..
Dangerous Substances Act, pursuant to section 47G—ACT Asbestos Task Force—Asbestos Management in the ACT—Report, dated August 2005, together with the following:
ACT Asbestos Issues—
Final report on a campaign monitoring study of awareness and attitudes to asbestos-related issues, dated 28 June 2005.
Final report on a pre-campaign benchmark study of awareness and attitudes to asbestos-related issues, dated 21 February 2005.
ACT Asbestos Surveys—Health Risk Assessment—Final report, dated 8 August 2005.
Asbestos Extent and Impact—Survey methodology.
Communications Strategy—Awareness of asbestos and associated issues in the Australian Capital Territory, dated February 2005.
Community Engagement Report—December 2004-May 2005, dated May 2005.
Compact Disk, dated August 2005.
Focus groups among the general public, and tradespeople—Final report, dated 28 June 2005.
Government Response, dated 23 August 2005
Survey and recruitment exercise among commercial/industrial properties—Final report, dated 28 June 2005.
Survey of real estate agents—Final report, dated 28 June 2005.
I also provide an electronic copy of the report. I seek leave to make a statement in relation to the papers.
MS GALLAGHER: I present the ACT asbestos task force report on the management of asbestos in the ACT. As members will recall, the last Assembly passed the Dangerous Substances (Asbestos) Amendment Act 2004, with the overall goal of increasing awareness of the presence of asbestos in our community and improving asbestos management.
This is an important issue requiring action because of the continued presence of materials containing asbestos or MCAs in our buildings and the continued incidence of asbestos-related diseases as a result of people being exposed to asbestos fibres. Section 47J of the new legislation requires all property owners to provide written advice on what they know about the presence of MCAs in their premises when selling, renting or engaging tradespeople. There are also additional requirements under sections 47K and 47L, due to