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National Silicosis Prevention Strategy

Lung Foundation Australia will seek consultation on the design and development of the National Silicosis Prevention Strategy (NSPS) and accompanying National Action Plan (NAP). This consultation process will begin in February 2022 with a range of stakeholders.

How will the consultation work?

A series of face-to-face and virtual consultations will be conducted with a diverse range of individuals and organisations with an interest in silicosis. People impacted by silicosis, including their families and carers, are an important part of the consultation process, and will also be consulted throughout the development of the NSPS and NAP.

We invite you to contribute as you can, acknowledging the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19 and the significant challenges to many healthcare professionals and organisations at present. To express your interest in being involved in the consultation process, please complete the short form below.

Register your interest

Complete this short form to register your interest to stay updated on the NSPS and NAP consultation process.

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Expert Steering Committee Members

Dr Ryan Hoy – Chair
Kate Cole OAM, Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists – Co-Chair
Emeritus Prof Malcolm Sim AM, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
Jennifer Low, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Kim Smith, Caesarstone
Deborah Vallance, Australian Council of Trade Unions
A/Prof Deborah Yates, The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Lara Purdy, Australian Government Department of Health
Elizabeth de Hoog, Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department
NSPS Expert Steering Committee – Terms of Reference

Reference Group Members

Dr Robert Edwards
Dr Graeme Edwards
Prof Lin Fritschi
A/Prof Deborah Glass
Dr Ronald McCoy, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
NSPS Reference Group – Terms of Reference

Tracey Browne, Australian Industry Group
Megan Davison, Minerals Council of Australia
Tony Lopez, Housing Industry Association
Steven Pierce, Mining & Energy Union
Rebecca Sostarko, Master Builders Australia
Trevor Torrens, Silicosis Support Network
Dr Nick Allsop, iCare
Julia Collins, Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency
Perdita Dickson, WorkSafe Victoria
Catherine Jones, SafeWork SA
Janine McPherson, Office of Industrial Relations (QLD)
Alice Morris, WorkSafe Tasmania
Aklesh Nand, SafeWork NSW
Sally North, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (WA)
Evan Pengelly, Resources Safety & Health Queensland
Jackii Shepherd, WorkSafe ACT
Ewan Wylie, Heart of Australia

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