Black lung is back Black lung is back
- Percy Verrall, first Australian diagnosed with Black Lung disease this century.

News and media

BLACK LUNG INQUIRY DELAYS NOT GOOD ENOUGH

July 6, 2017Media releases

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Queensland District President today supported the Parliamentary Committee’s interim findings of the Inquiry into […] Read More »

EIGHTEEN MONTHS OF THE GRIM REALITY OF LIVING WITH BLACK LUNG

March 8, 2017Media releases

This month marks one-and-a-half years since retired miner Keith Stoddart has been diagnosed with Black Lung. “Looking back on my […] Read More »

NINETEENTH CONFIRMED CASE OF BLACK LUNG HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR IMMEDIATE INDUSTRY ACTION

March 1, 2017Media releases

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division said today that the latest case of Black Lung disease in an underground mine […] Read More »

MINING COMMUNITIES IN REGIONAL QUEENSLAND TO HAVE THEIR SAY AT STATE PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO BLACK LUNG

November 22, 2016Media releases

Black Lung victims throughout Queensland will have their say as the public hearings for the State’s Parliamentary Inquiry into Black […] Read More »

SUBMISSION TO THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT INQUIRY INTO THE REIMERGENCE OF COAL WORKERS’ PNEUMOCONIOSIS.

November 18, 2016Other news

CFMEU has submitted an official submission to the Queensland Government’s Inquiry into the Reimergence of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis. View the submission […] Read More »

CFMEU CALLS ON IAN MACFARLANE TO LEAD QRC IN ESTABLISHING BLACK LUNG VICTIMS’ FUND

November 17, 2016News

Today the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division called on Ian Macfarlane, the incoming Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council […] Read More »

QRC FINALLY RECOGNISES THE NEED TO ACT ON BLACK LUNG COMPENSATION FOR VICTIMS

November 11, 2016News

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division said today that following a long campaign by Black Lung disease victims in Queensland, the […] Read More »

OPINION: BLACK LUNG SUFFERER TELLS HIS STORY TO SAVE OTHERS

November 7, 2016News

WHEN I first started working in the coal mines 30 years ago, I had no idea I would appear before […] Read More »

MEDIA STATEMENT OF MR PAUL HEAD: AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CASE OF BLACK LUNG IN AN OPEN CUT MINER

October 14, 2016News

Mining communities throughout Australia are on alert after confirmation of Australia’s first case of Black Lung disease in an open […] Read More »

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CONFIRMED CASE OF BLACK LUNG DISEASE IN AN OPEN CUT MINE

October 12, 2016News

Mining communities throughout Australia are on alert after confirmation of Australia’s first case of Black Lung disease in an open […] Read More »

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