Kindergarten asbestos management (23.06.2016)
Written on the 1 September 2016
Questions without notice
23 June 2016
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
My question is to the Minister for Families and Children.
The government has committed to establishing the Victorian asbestos eradication agency.
The aim of the agency will be to audit all government buildings for asbestos, provide departmental advice and then set about a management plan to remove or manage the asbestos.
Will the new agency also audit kindergarten facilities in Victoria that receive state government funding, and if not, why not?
There still seems to be some confusion.
This failure means the community has no idea of the exposure to asbestos of kindergarten children.
Will the minister instruct her department to enable that to be addressed and seek urgent advice on whether the agency can assist local governments to audit early childhood facilities in Victoria as well?