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New mining dust disease cases

The NSW mining regulator (Resources Regulator) is investigating three new cases of possible mining dust diseases. NSW Resources Regulator Chief Inspector Garvin Burns said all three workers were...

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CFMEU calls for independent dust monitoring

The CFMEU Mining & Energy Division has called for independent dust monitoring to be conducted by a Queensland Government agency. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth said...

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Mine dust victims want companies to pay levy

Mine dust victims are calling on Queensland coal companies to pay a levy on coal production to assist workers afflicted by mine dust diseases. The Mine Dust Victims Group has proposed the coal...

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Black lung – New Qld law to protect workers

Authorities have yielded to widespread concerns about the horrifying effects of black lung, and passed new rules to protect Queensland coal miners from the deadly disease. Queensland Parliament will...

Tighter laws to protect coal miners against black lung

Tighter rules to protect Queensland miners from coal workers pneumoconiosis will officially kick in from January 1. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr...

Black lung victim: ‘I thought I was safe’

The following is a statement from Paul Head, 55, who is Australia’s first open cut miner to be diagnosed with black lung disease.  I’ve worked in coal mining for 31 years, I worked at the...