Finally after 2 weeks both Keith and myself have just about shaken off our flu and coughing. One minute we would be feeling fine, then next aches and pain all over and a feeling of being just so weak and having to lie down, have a sleep and revive again. I hope that we have had our share of the flu for the year! So many people have been affected by it on a global scale.
Summer is trying to peep its head around the corner with days of sunshine and warmth. The nights are still quite cold.
On the home front there are quite a few events on for asbestos month/asbestos week in Australia.
Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia Inc (adfa) is hosting their annual fundraiser on 1 Nov 2014 Gala Race Day at Rosehill Gardens, Sydney in the Grand Pavilion. Please support this very worthy fundraiser and fun day. Further details firstname.lastname@example.org
1st International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management 16-18 November 2014, Crown Melbourne. http://asbestossafetyconference2014.org/
16th - 18th November, 2014
"Working towards an asbestos free Australia"The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency is holding the inaugural International Conference on Asbestos Awareness and Management 2014.
November is National Asbestos Awareness Month and the agency has organised a conference featuring well renowned international experts in asbestos management, health, advocacy and governance to challenge delegates into thinking how Australia can drive change in our region and globally when it comes to the continued manufacturing and distribution of asbestos containing materials.
The conference will start with a welcome reception on Sunday evening 16th November and will run the 2 full days Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th November 2014 with a conference dinner on the Monday evening all within the confines of the Crown hotel and conference complex on Melbourne’s Southbank.
This event will provide a stimulating and entertaining environment for delegates and stakeholders to discuss the big issues facing them in raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos in our work and domestic environment and how it can be managed into the future.
This event will also highlight the role of the agency in advocating change and the need for an independent body to deliver change on the ground, in the Australian and international community.
About the agencyThe Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency was established on 1 July 2013 to provide a national focus on asbestos issues, which go beyond workplace safety to encompass environmental and public health issues. The independent agency will ensure asbestos issues receive the attention and focus needed to drive change across all levels of government.
Asbestos Safety & Eradication Agency
Contact: Shane McArdleEmail: Shane.McArdle@asbestossafety.gov.au
Ph: -61 2 9246 0558
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