About the Dust Diseases Board

The Dust Diseases Board has been funding research since 1983.

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.

A total of 55 grants with a funded value of over $13 million were approved by the Dust Diseases Board between 2016 and 2023.


The Dust Diseases Summary of Impact Assessment is now available.

Summary of Impact Assessment of DDB-funded Grants FY23

Vision

To make a positive difference to those impacted by hazardous dust exposure and dust diseases.

Mission

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

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