About the Dust Diseases Board
The Dust Diseases Board has been funding research since 1983.
More recently funding has been extended to organisations that provide support services to people affected by dust diseases and their families.
The Board aims to reduce the risk of people developing dust diseases and to optimise health and care outcomes for people with a dust disease and their families.
From FY2016-FY2021 the Board has approved 37 grants with a total funded value of $8.47 million.
The Dust Diseases Board’s inaugural Year in Review report is now available.
To make a positive difference to those impacted by hazardous dust exposure and dust diseases.
The Dust Diseases Board will deliver this by:
- Funding research and other activities into the causes, mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dust diseases, to reduce the risk of people developing a dust disease and to optimise health and care outcomes for people with a dust disease.
- Funding organisations that support people with a dust disease and their families, to inform and educate people about dust diseases and the dust diseases scheme; support people through the compensation process; and optimise the wellbeing of people with a dust disease.
Dust Diseases Board members
John Walsh AO
John is Chair of the Dust Diseases Board, a Non-Executive Director of the icare Board, a Member of the icare Audit and Risk Committee, and a Member of the icare Customer, Innovation and Technology Committee.View profile
Professor Sanchia Aranda AM
Sanchia was most recently CEO of Cancer Council Australia (2015-2021) and has worked in cancer control for over 40 years.View profile
Abha heads the national legal team of the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.View profile
Sylvia Kidziak AM
Sylvia has over 30 years' experience in the field of asbestos-related research, workplace safety and stakeholder engagement.View profile
Merylese is a Business Manager, Co-founder and Occupational Health Nurse at Blue Eco Homes and has a strong interest in the health effects of current building standards.View profile
Ray is an Advisory Board member of Fundsquire Pty Ltd and Director of Prudential Group Holdings and Squirrel Superannuation Services.View profile