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Three new cases of black lung revealed

Three new cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis have been revealed by the CFMEU this week, just weeks after the disease killed one of them – a retired miner. The mining union said Mines...

Safety conference kicks off with strong message

Hundreds of delegates have gathered on the Gold Coast today as the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference 2016 kicks off. Straight from the get-go, the theme of the event has been...

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BLACK LUNG: X-rays to be “double-checked”

The Queensland Government has launched a boosted x-ray screening system, which will see coal miners’ x-rays “double-checked” overseas. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr...

MP calls for Black Lung Royal Commission

A call from Queensland Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller for a Royal Commission into Black Lung disease has been welcomed in mining communities across the state as more workers get diagnosed, and the scourge of...

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Fourth case of black lung confirmed in a week

A fourth case of black lung has been confirmed in less than a week, bringing the total number of coal miners diagnosed to 11. The Department of Natural Resources and Mines announced the latest victim...