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Public Health

Silicosis crisis in stonemasons prompts government promises of action


Federal, state and territory health ministers have agreed to further investigate the creation of a national dust diseases register in response to concerns about the re-emergence of silicosis in Australian workplaces. Sustained media attention, culminating in last week’s report on the ABC’s 7.30 program, put the issue on the table at the COAG Health Council ...

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