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     8   National Asbestos Awareness Week

Mr Georganas, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        25 November to 1 December 2019 is National Asbestos Awareness Week;

(b)        despite being outlawed in 2003, the impact of asbestos in Australia is ongoing; and

(c)        an estimated 4,000 Australians die each year from asbestos-related diseases; and

(2)        commends the Asbestos Diseases Society of South Australia and the Asbestos Victims Association South Australia for their tireless and often unrecognised work in raising awareness, training people to safely handle asbestos and supporting victims of asbestos-related diseases.

Debate ensued.


Mrs Elliot, by leave, presented the following document:

Listing of immunotherapy drug Keytruda on PBS—( Receipt of document as a petition subject to approval by the Standing Committee on Petitions ).


Debate continued.

Debate adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.