Serious medical concerns for Australian workers exposed to silica dust

Serious medical concerns for Australian workers exposed to silica dust

Melbourne-based respiratory physician, Dr Ryan Hoy, has warned that we may be experiencing the “largest occupational lung crisis we’ve seen since the peak of asbestos use in the 1960s and the 1970s”. (ABC News) Dr Hoy is among a number of medical experts that...
Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Law change eases access to occupational cancer compensation for NSW firefighters

Firefighters face many dangers in their line of work. So much so, you’d be forgiven for not listing a risk of cancer among the first few that spring to mind. Unfortunately, occupational cancer, caused by the inhalation of carcinogens, has been shown to be a real...
Anglican Church criticises ‘unfair’ Redress Scheme payments for abuse survivors

Anglican Church criticises ‘unfair’ Redress Scheme payments for abuse survivors

Tasmania’s Anglican Bishop, Richard Condie, has spoken out in criticism of the way that the recently-introduced redress scheme compensates survivors of institutionalised sexual abuse. The redress scheme compensation payments are capped at $150,000 and the impact of...