A classroom at a school in Melbourne's north-west remains closed as a precaution after the discovery of asbestos last week, as the Shadow Education Minister suggests the toxic substance may be present in other schools.
Decades after the Wittenoom mine closed down, millions of tonnes of asbestos tailings remain in the gorge — and traditional owners say they've had enough.
Thousands of people who lived and worked in Wittenoom have died from asbestos-related diseases, but the impact on the Pilbara's Aboriginal people has been disproportionate.
Heritage Victoria provided the owners of the Morwell Power Station and Briquette Factory with unredacted information about the heritage process before a final decision was made to approve its demolition, emails obtained by the ABC reveal.
In the infamous 2003 Canberra bushfires, John Hagan fought tooth and nail to defend his home. Ten years later it was engulfed by Canberra's Mr Fluffy asbestos crisis, and now he wishes he'd just let it burn.
Thousands of tonnes of deadly asbestos from a decommissioned Latrobe Valley power station will be trucked across the state to Melbourne, after a local council rules it cannot be buried onsite.
A NSW man faces criminal charges after about 17,000 tonnes of asbestos-filled material disappears from a major Sydney development site.
An estimated one in three houses across the country contain asbestos, but getting rid of the dangerous substance can be expensive. A Federal Government advisory group believes it may have found a solution.
More than 2000 deaths have been linked to asbestos mining at Wittenoom, but tourists are still paying money to visit.