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Qld asbestos school students 'safe': govt

AAP logoAAP 14/09/2016 Jamie McKinnell

Queensland's education minister Kate Jones has reassured parents that students at a Brisbane school where asbestos material was found are safe.

Part of Holland Park State School is out of bounds after the substance was uncovered on the oval after heavy rain last week .

Ms Jones said work to remove it was scheduled for this month's school holidays.

"I can confirm that that is on track and from next week we will be on site removing asbestos from Holland Park throughout the school holidays," she said.

Ms Jones said "swift action" was taken to fence off the affected area.

"Can I please assure all parents that all measures have been taken in line with our asbestos management plans," she said.

Asbestos management frameworks had been in place for more than a decade and Holland Park was the only school with an active incident, Ms Jones added.

But the grounds didn't need to be completely shut down because experts assessed the risk and advised school operations could continue, she said.

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