About us

Asbestos Awareness Australia is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, is a registered charity, and has endorsement from the Australian Taxation Office as a gift deductible recipient. Asbestos Awareness Australia is run entirely by volunteers, and had received no external funding at the time the website was launched.

The current directors of Asbestos Awareness Australia are:

  1. Therese Wilson
  2. Jocelyn Johnstone
  3. Martin North

Asbestos Awareness Australia was founded by Gillian (Gill) North, who passed away on 23rd December 2021. She died directly from Mesothelioma, a cancer affecting the mesothelial cells which cover most internal organs. There are two main types of mesothelioma; pleural and peritoneal. In rare cases, mesothelioma can occur in the pericardium, the lining of the heart. This is called pericardial mesothelioma.