ASBESTOS. Not here. Not anywhere.

We know asbestos kills. In some countries, asbestos is still mined, manufactured and used. Every day thousands of people are still exposed to deadly asbestos.

While some people profit, other people die. The World Health Organisation says the most efficient way to eliminate asbestos-related diseases is to stop the use of all types of asbestos.

As long as Asbestos is being used anywhere, it remains a risk, everywhere.

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is building a movement of people in Australia to join with movements of people in countries in South East Asia in their efforts to see asbestos banned and eradicated.

Not here. Not anywhere.


1. Join APHEDA – contribute to the global organising efforts to eradicate asbestos.

2. Be one of the thousands we need to win – download your solidarity sign.

3. Share your solidarity sign using #NotHereNotAnywhere and/or email it to office@apheda.org.au.

4. Use this Action Pack to talk to others and get them signed up too.

5. Download posters for your workplace.

6. Download a presentation and use it to educate others in your workplace and community.

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No Asbestos in Covid-19 Relief
Billions of dollars are being poured into the much needed global response to the COVID-19 pandemic response. We need to make sure that none of the health funding or economic relief from international organisations ends up funding asbestos products.
In a major breakthrough in the campaign to ban asbestos, the Indonesian city of Bandung has announced that they will be expanding their asbestos ban to include all new private houses!
Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA hosted a delegation of nine ban asbestos campaigners and union leaders from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, and Vietnam to train in best practice asbestos removal and regulation.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has revealed that they will stop allowing asbestos products to be used in their projects from 2020. This will have a major impact on the asbestos industry in Asia.
Our Campaign Coordinator Phillip Hazelton was interviewed on The World about the misinformation campaign that the asbestos lobby has launched in South East Asia. Watch the interview to see Phillip knock down the lies of the asbestos lobby!
At the 2019 Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA Annual General Meeting, we recognised Madame An for her tireless campaigning to secure an asbestos-free future in Vietnam.
In Perth, a delegation of Union Aid Abroad – APHEDA partners from Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia joined the 2019 Asbestos Safety Conference to learn from the Australian experience in banning asbestos, and to share their stories from the campaign to
With the support of ASEA, the Australian Embassy in Cambodia, and the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) through DFAT, Cambodian lab technicians can detect dangerous asbestos materials in consumer and construction products for the first time.
The campaign to ban asbestos has been featured on ABC News, which traveled to Indonesia to report on the push-back from the asbestos lobby.
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Meet LION: Our partner in Indonesia

LION’s vision is that all Indonesians can work without fear of injury or illness from their jobs because workplace health and safety hazards are understood and recognized by all. Visit LION