The Andrews Labor Government is leaving students and teachers at a number of schools in the Murray Plains electorate working in classrooms known to contain asbestos.
A recent Budget Report identified 1300 schools across Victoria as having Class A3 asbestos flagged for removal.
A3 asbestos is predominantly found in the building eaves or in the sheeting in the classroom walls.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said that the Andrews Labor Government is playing politics with students’ health and safety.
“Daniel Andrews promised in 2014 to remove all known asbestos from schools “because our kids health and safety means everything.”
“Apparently this promise did not apply to the students in the 23 schools across the Murray Plains electorate identified as having Class A3 asbestos.
“It’s bad enough that many of our students and teachers are working in classrooms in need of repair, but for Labor to think that it’s okay to allow them to continue to work in asbestos ridden classrooms is deplorable,” Mr Walsh said.
“I am calling on the Andrews Labor Government to allocate funding immediately to have known asbestos removed from all schools across the Murray Plains electorate.”