This is fake outrage. The Minister goes on to say “Asbestos is a giant scourge in this country. We cannot afford to be complacent. The menace that asbestos represents in Australia is not over”.
Well, the government should know, it put the asbestos in the ground. It wasn’t the big nasty company James Hardie that installed this asbestos, it was the Australian Government! Remember, it was the government who ran the telecommunications system when the asbestos was bought and installed.
Now they act surprised when it is “discovered”.