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Lead Aware Times Volume 1 No. 1 ( ISSN 1440-4966)

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Pyrmont Cycleway

On 10th Feb. 1998 the SMH reported that the NSW Government had finally approved $700,000 to be spent on a Pyrmont-to-City cycleway. The funding in only "a fraction of the $5.9 million originally earmarked under the Better Cities program in 1993 for a much larger project". It is not known where the remainder would be invested.

Council Award

Elizabeth O'Brien, Manager of the Lead Advisory Service (NSW), was presented with an Australia Day award by Ashfield Municipal Council and the National Australia Day Council "For Community Achievements".

Imported Mirrors Reflect Poorly

The Lead Advisory Service (NSW) have found out that imported mirrors which contain leaded paint are not covered by the Prohibited Import Regulations, resulting in mirrors with dangerous levels of lead being imported into the country. Locally made mirrors have to comply with the Standard for Uniform Scheduling of Drugs and Poisons; leaded paint must be no more than 15% lead and 40mm thick, and be covered by non-leaded paint.

Is John Howard’s answer to the problem of lead in petrol to encourage people to buy more new cars?

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