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Asbestos news

The latest news, announcements and media statements across Queensland Government on asbestos related issues.

Handyman fined after using wrecking bar to remove asbestos

A local handyman has been fined $3,000 for removing 36.8m2 of asbestos from a Paddington home without holding a licence, using a wrecking bar to remove the asbestos in an uncontrolled manner and for disposing of the asbestos in an unsafe manner.

21 January 2022

Asbestos Awareness Week 2021

Asbestos Awareness Week was held 22-28 November 2021, we showed householders and tradies where they could find asbestos in homes and what they should do to stay safe.

2 November 2021