Public Health

Silicosis taskforce recommendations slammed as ‘too little too late’

The long-awaited final report of the National Dust Disease Taskforce has been slammed for deferring action on occupational silicosis in stonemasons for up to three years. Set up in 2019, the Taskforce’s report handed to health minister Greg Hunt on 12 July makes seven recommendations that critics say fail to take the urgent steps required ...

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