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Created Sat 13/02/2016, Last Updated Sat 13/02/2016

National Public Inquiry into Black Lung disease welcomed

The campaign to Make Black Lung History took a big step forward this week with a Senate Inquiry into Black Lung disease announced by the Senate Standing Committee on Health.

CFMEU Mining and Energy division General President Tony Maher said the combination of a national public inquiry and the Queensland Government’s reviews on the issue gave him confidence all governments would work together to come up with a solution to the growing health crisis.

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Created Mon 25/01/2016, Last Updated Mon 25/01/2016

Wrong advice exposing miners to greater Black Lung danger

The CFMEU has raised concerns that health professionals assigned to review lung x-rays of the mining workforce are not qualified for the task, amidst division between the claims of Government and the relevant health ‘college’.

The Chief Inspector of Coal Mines told workers in December that radiologists in Queensland are trained to the required standards, and wrote to workers to that affect.

Created Fri 22/01/2016, Last Updated Fri 22/01/2016

Federal Court case against 101 workers descends into farce. 33 cases dropped due to ‘lack of evidence’.

Ask yourself this; would you expect to be charged without any evidence against you?

The case before the Federal Court in Perth against 101 workers charged with attending a union meeting has descended into a complete farce according to Mick Buchan, State Secretary of the CFMEU WA.

Just prior to Christmas, 5 workers had their cases withdrawn due to ‘lack of evidence.’ Now that number has increased by a further 28 cases to a total of 33, presumably also due to lack ofevidence. No apology or explanation has been offered by either Nigel Hadgkiss or his lawyers.‘