respiratory
Silicosis

National Dust Disease Taskforce’ advice slammed as lacking urgency

The Federal government has accepted all recommendations of the National Dust Disease Taskforce’s interim report, but lawyers representing stonemasons affected by accelerated silicosis have condemned the Taskforce’s advice as “pathetic and weak”. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the government will act on the five early steps suggested by the Taskforce to address the issues ...

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