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Fifth black lung case confirmed in Queensland

A fifth case of black lung disease has been confirmed in Queensland, but the latest diagnosis could just be the “tip of the iceberg”. A Middlemount man in his 60s is the latest victim of...

CFMEU launch Black Lung campaign

With up to nine suspected cases of Black Lung feared in Queensland, the CFMEU have kicked off a campaign to see an end to the deadly disease. CFMEU Queensland Mining and Energy division President...

Deadly “Black Lung” disease re-emerges in Queensland

Three cases of Black Lung have been detected in three months at coal mines in Queensland, in what could be the tip of the iceberg for a disease that had been wiped out in Australia half a century ago...