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DUST DISEASE REGISTER WELCOME, BUT REQUIRES IMPROVED DIAGNOSIS

November 15, 2018

The Queensland Government’s announcement of a new Notifiable Dust Lung Disease Register to officially record cases of occupational dust disease is a welcome step in addressing a growing workplace health crisis, the CFMEU said today. However, a lack of independent medical professionals with expertise in occupational dust disease is preventing authorities from getting a true […]

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QLD MINE DUST DISEASE CRISIS: INDEPENDENT DUST MONITORING URGENTLY NEEDED

October 12, 2018

Independent monitoring of dust levels must be urgently introduced in Queensland to help manage the worsening mine dust disease crisis including black lung and silicosis, CFMEU Mining and Energy said today. Simtars – the Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station – has the expertise and independence to carry out monitoring in the best interests of […]

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MINE DUST VICTIMS CALL FOR LEVY ON COAL COMPANIES

October 8, 2018

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 industry pay a levy of one cent, per tonne, per week to establish a fund to help coal dust victims meet the […]

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CUTS TO MINE DUST LEVELS WILL SAVE LIVES – MORE MUST BE DONE TO DIAGNOSE AND SUPPORT DUST DISEASE VICTIMS

September 25, 2018

The Queensland Government’s commitment to reducing mine dust levels announced today will save lives by reducing future cases of mine dust lung disease. The CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District has been leading the campaign to reduce exposure limits for respirable coal dust in the state’s mines and is pleased the government has taken action. […]

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