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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

Asbestos Innovation Fund Closed

The $1.5 million Asbestos Innovation Fund was closed in March 2014.

The Fund was designed to support research projects and new initiatives or programs that prevented or better managed asbestos exposure or improved the treatment of asbestos disease sufferers.

Comcare worked with innovative researchers, medical providers, community groups and others wanting to make a difference to asbestos-related diseases and exposure in Australia.

Twelve projects were successfully completed during the life of the Fund. For further information on the projects, please click on the link below.

For more information about the Asbestos Innovation Fund or any of the funded projects, please contact the Comcare Research Team by email at

Page last updated: 02 May 2014