A comprehensive, long-term plan for the management and targeted removal of asbestos from Queensland Government buildings is being developed by the Newman Government. Member for Burleigh Michael Hart said the use of all asbestos material was nationally banned at the end of 2003.
“The use of all respirable asbestos fibres are a health hazard and can cause serious asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma, which can take decades to emerge,” he said.
Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (12.46 am): I rise this evening to talk about one of my local schools, the Burleigh Heads State School. About three weeks ago I visited the school and acted as principal for the day. I spent the afternoon shadowing the principal, Peter Tong. I had a wonderful time at the school.
Mr HART (Burleigh—LNP) (3.13 pm): Today I rise to talk about birthday presents. Members seated in this part of the chamber know that Tuesday was my birthday. On Tuesday morning I was quite surprised when the Manager of Opposition Business, the member for Mulgrave, gave notice that later that afternoon the opposition would move a motion to discuss the performance of the failed Labor Party government over the previous 14 years.
MR HART asked the Minister for Police and Community Safety (MR DEMPSEY)—