Chief Medical Officer's statement on the National Dust Disease Taskforce
A statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy about an extension to the delivery of the final report of the National Dust Disease Taskforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the delivery of the final report of the National Dust Disease Taskforce will be extended until 30 June 2021.
Established on 26 July 2019 by the Australian Government, the Taskforce is committed to delivering high-quality advice for the development of a national approach to the prevention, early identification, control and management of occupational dust diseases in Australia.
Consistent with the Taskforce’s Terms of Reference, the final report will include consideration of ways to improve the system to ensure protection of at risk populations. It will also provide advice on options for the future prevention, detection and management of occupational dust diseases.
The extension of time will allow the Taskforce to further consult with stakeholders to inform the development of a national strategy and address occupational dust disease issues.
For further information about the Taskforce, its timeframe and contact details, please visit the National Dust Disease Taskforce page.