Finance Department Questioned On The Lodge Renovations At Estimates Hearing

This was despite the fact that the overarching renovation contract had been varied eight times, mostly because of the discovery of previously unknown quantities of the dangerous material. There will still be asbestos sheeting in the residence when the Prime Minister moves back in, which will be safe as long as it is not disturbed. Mr Owens told senators that asbestos had been found "pretty much everywhere", including around hot water pipes, in electrical conduits, in the roof and walls, as sheeting in the attic and in the basement and the laundry. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.smh.com.au/national/public-service/finance-department-questioned-on-the-lodge-renovations-at-estimates-hearing-20140529-zrs3s.html