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the truth for miners

Dusting off the truth for miners

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Dale Last, has called on the Palaszczuk government to publicly release records from cabinet and other government entities that detail the...

Black Lung

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...

New five-point plan to protect coal miners’ health

The Queensland Government has released a five-point plan to tackle an important health issue for the state’s past and current coal miners. Natural Resources and Mines Minister and Acting Health...

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...

Black Lung sees Central Queensland miners walk off site

The return of the deadly Black Lung disease has seen Central Queensland mine workers walk off site as concerns for their health arise. Four Queensland miners, including two employed at Vale’s...

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