BY SENATOR LISA SINGH The March death of Everest man, Lincoln Hall, is a stark reminder that asbestos kills. Lincoln cheated death when he survived a night at 8600m near the summit of Mount Everest, without oxygen or proper equipment. But there was no escaping the disease caused by exposure to asbestos as a nine-year-old. Australia has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma in the world, with around 700 people diagnosed each year. And as Lincoln’s death some 47 years after helping his father build two cubby houses with... more
- Author: Lisa Singh
Posts by Lisa Singh
Lisa Singh is a Labor Senator for Tasmania. Her interest in asbestos began when she was Workplace Relations Minister in the Tasmanian Government from 2008 – 2010. Senator Singh was the founding CEO of Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation in 2010. She is currently the co-chair of the Parliamentary Group on Asbestos Related Disease.