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Carolyn Dunbar is the Women’s Team lead at Victorian Trades Hall Council. She has been a member of Union Aid Abroad for five years.
There has been a very significant decrease in the asbestos roof sheet market in Vietnam in the past 10 years.
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA prepared this factsheet as an information resource for policy dialogue for the elimination of asbestos-related diseases.
A thought-provoking forum was held in Sydney on August 24 about the global campaign to stop diseases caused by silica and asbestos.
The Cambodian government has released details about how a proposed asbestos ban will come into effect, including details for action, a timeline for a ban and management of related issues.
Leslie Marsden is a Member Services Support Officer and Sharny Chalmers is an Industrial Officer at the Public Service Association of NSW. They are also long-term members of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA.
The World Health Organization estimates that 1,661 people die from asbestos disease in Indonesia every year, including 1,368 lung cancer cases and 225 mesothelioma cases. Yet, according to health system statistics, there have been no asbestos deaths and just six asbestos compensation claims.
Madeline Feledy is an organiser with the Australian Services Union NSW &ACT branch. She has been a member of Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA for three years.
A proposal by Australia and Switzerland aimed to prevent small numbers of Parties (mostly companies who sell chemicals) from blocking their listing on the Rotterdam Convention.