Second phase open consultation for the National Dust Disease Taskforce

Closed 11 Nov 2020

Opened 30 Sep 2020


In January 2020, the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, released the Interim Advice from the National Dust Disease Taskforce. A copy of the Interim Advice and Minister’s media release can be found under Related Documents.

Why we are consulting
The intent of this second phase of consultation is to obtain feedback on the Interim Advice, with a particular focus on further investigating the initial findings and progressing the early recommendations, to inform the Final Report due to the Minister for Health by the end of June 2021.

Consultation Paper
The consultation paper is being released by the Department of Health on behalf of the Taskforce to further investigate the initial findings made in the Taskforce’s Interim Advice. It provides a set of guiding questions on particular issues that the Taskforce is keen to explore further prior to the development of its Final Report. The consultation paper can be accessed below under Related Documents. 

How can I be involved?
The Taskforce welcomes submissions from interested parties. Where possible, the Taskforce requests that submissions consider and address the questions identified in the consultation paper using the interactive document below. Submissions may also be uploaded in a document (3,000 word limit) and may include other information relevant to the Taskforce’s Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference can be accessed below under Related Documents.

You can provide a submission to the Taskforce at the link below under Provide Your Submission.

Stay informed
Information about the Taskforce and regular updates about consultation opportunities are available on the National Dust Disease Taskforce webpage, at

What happens next




  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Seniors
  • Men
  • Women
  • Carers and guardians
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young people
  • Academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses


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  • Rural health services
  • Regulatory policy
  • Women's health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Environmental health