You've probably seen media stories about the discovery of loose fill asbestos insulation in a number of New South Wales homes, and the State Government's decision to offer to buy and demolish those homes.
The discovery of naturally occurring asbestos during council roadworks is a reminder of the need for organisations to have asbestos management plans.
While it's illegal to manufacture or import products containing asbestos, the material has been found recently in products imported from China.
Despite its prominence in Australian news, very few people realise just how common the use of asbestos once was.
If you manage or control a workplace, you need to be aware of regulations about asbestos exposure.
Demolition is currently underway for more than 1,000 Canberra homes contaminated with Mr Fluffy loose-fill asbestos.
The NSW State Government has announced that it will set aside as much as $250 million for a voluntary home buyback scheme to help families caught up in the Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis.
There are rising concerns about the presence of potentially toxic asbestos in many Australian schools.
At its height, the asbestos industry reached into virtually every corner of Australia. The latest asbestos story began at an industrial site on the Gove peninsula, in the far north of the Northern Territory.