You’re invited to help us welcome Union Aid Abroad’s delegation of 12 trade union, government, and NGO representatives from Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos to Melbourne for  ASBESTOS 2024, the conference of the Asbestos and Silica Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA).

The delegation is attending the conference to learn from Australia’s tragic history and current challenges in dealing with asbestos, particularly safe removal, as well as the latest advances in disease diagnosis and treatment.

Our special guest for the evening will be Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for the Environment and Water. The Minister will welcome the delegation and provide remarks on the importance of the campaign to eradicate asbestos in our region, as well as the Government’s work on the reform of the Rotterdam Convention, which regulates hazardous chemicals globally.

In addition to close collaboration with the ACTU and the Australian Government on the Rotterdam Convention, Union Aid Abroad’s campaign ‘Asbestos – Not Here, Not Anywhere’ is making strong progress in the region. Our delegation hopes to use the conference to better understand the risks and build networks that can help achieve asbestos bans in the region.

This event is co-hosted by Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA and the ACTU with support from Maurice Blackburn.

Invite only, and RSVPs are essential. Drinks and canapés will be provided.

Event details:

  • Time: 5.30 – 7pm
  • Date: Monday 4th March 2024
  • Location: Coopers Inn, 282 Exhibition St, Melbourne 

To attend, RSVP below:

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