Plenty of asbestos left in Telstra's infrastructure

Independent taskforce set up by Labor at the peak of asbestos ­concerns has been dissolved but the Communications Workers Union says there's still "unfinished business."

The union movement has ­declared there is “unfinished business” with asbestos in Telstra infrastructure being used for the National Broadband Network rollout as a safety monitoring taskforce winds up. The Aus­tralian has confirmed that an ­independent taskforce set up by Labor at the peak of asbestos ­concerns has been dissolved after holding its final meeting in recent weeks.

The work of 14 ­independent monitors funded by Telstra and NBN Co has wound up.

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