23rd June 2021 the Federal Government announced that a new immunotherapy drug has been added to the PBS – what wonderful news for mesothelioma sufferers – a new edition in the tool kit to fight mesothelioma. Please see link below for all the info on this terrific news
#asbestos #silica 12th May saw ACV/GARDS conducting an asbestos and silica awareness session to 140 Frankston Chisholm TAFE VET apprentices – 70 students in the morning and 70 students in the afternoon – there were some terrific questions by the VET students and much information was shared between the students and ourselves and their trade teachers – we wish all of them all the best in their chosen trade into the future and they are now much more asbestos and silica aware – pictured here in these photos are some of those VET students
8th May 2021 – It is with a heavy heart that we farewell James Wallner who passed away last night – he was a fighter and took this issue to the line. May James RIP knowing that he has helped others who may come into the future from this disaster to help them and their families – a truly inspirational person. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-08/asbestos-campaigner-james-wallner-dies-aged-54/100126042
When we think of the people who could suffer from exposure to asbestos, we might imagine tradespeople and home renovators. But in Canberra, one man has developed mesothelioma simply because of where he lived – in a house that had been treated with a dangerous form of loose-fill asbestos known as Mr Fluffy.
Unlike the victims of James Hardie products, there’s been no way for Mr Fluffy victims to claim compensation. But that might be about to change.
Watch this report from the 7.30 Report on the ABC.
#asbestos #asbestosawareness #Silica #silicaawareness – Today 22nd March ACV/GARDS did a virtual presentation to TAFE apprentice Painter & Decorators at The Gordon, Geelong campus. It was really great to catch up with their teacher Paul Webb and really good to be able to get to more apprentices and make them asbestos & silica aware – We hope they got a lot out of the session and they can take this info forward into the future in their chosen profession. They now know what are trusted sites to empower them to make the right decisions in their jobs. We wish them the very best for the future 🤞
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Please note – As of 17th March 2020 all our events and support groups – Gippsland & Metro meetings are cancelled at this present time for our members and public safety due to COVID-19 – we will notify you by this medium when our support groups and events recommence. If you wish to contact us for information and support please do so by email and phone