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Our functions

ASEA coordinates national actions to improve asbestos awareness and the effective and safe management, removal and disposal of asbestos. ASEA is not a regulator. Our key functions under the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Act 2013 (the Act) are to:

  • encourage, coordinate, monitor and report on the implementation of the NSP, as well as reviewing and amending the plan as required and publishing and promoting it
  • liaise with Commonwealth, state, territory, local and other governments, agencies or bodies about reviewing and implementing the NSP and asbestos safety
  • commission, monitor and promote research about asbestos safety.

ASEA’s functions are performed in accordance with our corporate and operational plan, which is agreed to annually by the Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations.