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Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020: Asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think. Do you know if your home was built before the 1990s there’s a good chance it has some asbestos? Do you know it’s often found under flooring, as part of kitchen splashbacks or even in the garden?  National Asbestos Awareness Week 2020 reminds

Asbestos Support Group Partners with TOGA

One of Australia’s oldest asbestos support groups, the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia (ADFA), located in Sydney and supporting asbestos disease victims in NSW since 1989, has today declared its support for the Thoracic Oncology Group of Australasia. At a meeting between ADFA President, Barry Robson and TOGA Board Chair, Prof Nick Pavlakis, Mr Robson declared ADFA’s support for TOGA and presented Prof Pavlakis with a cheque in the sum of $25,000.00.

Lindsay Wall: important message for other young tradies

I would like to share with you this short video of Lindsay Wall, who died from mesothelioma in November 2019.  Lindsay contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working as a fitter and turner in his youth. We are grateful to Lindsay, who despite his suffering, wanted to leave behind this important message for

2020 International Day of Mourning

On 28 April each year, countries around the world pause to remember loved ones who have lost their lives due to a workplace incident or occupational disease. This year we will be commemorating the International Day of Mourning online. This decision has been made in line with the ban on public gatherings and public health advice

adfa Annual Fundraising Dinner 2019

Starliners performing at the adfa Annual Fundraising Dinner 2019. After 10 years of Race Days, adfa changed things up this year and held a Fundraising Dinner at Blacktown Workers Club on Saturday 28 September. Our guests were entertained by The Starliners, singing sixties classics and then the very funny comedian ventriloquist Darren Starr had the

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