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Black lung parliamentary inquiry kicks off

Public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung disease have started today, just days after it was

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No safe level of coal dust exposure, researchers say

There may not be a safe level of coal dust exposure, University of Melbourne researchers have suggested. Since May

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Black lung victims call for compensation levy

The Black Lung Victims Group have called for a 10 cent a tonne industry funded compensation levy. The group,

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Fifteenth case of black lung confirmed

A fifteenth case of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis has been confirmed this week. The mine worker, who has worked in

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Why the health scheme for coal workers is inadequate to detect black lung

Malcolm Sim, Monash University Recent cases of black lung in Queensland coal miners after many years of no known

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Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime

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BLACK LUNG: Youngest victim has had disease for nine years

The youngest miner to be diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis could have had coal workers’ pneumoconiosis for nine years.

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BLACK LUNG: Eight cases confirmed

An eighth case of Black Lung disease has been publicly confirmed today, making it the second coal miner in

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As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case

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BREAKING: Seventh coal miner diagnosed with black lung

Another Queensland coal worker has been diagnosed with coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, bringing the number of confirmed cases to seven.

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