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- Percy Verrall, first Australian diagnosed with Black Lung disease this century.

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CFMEU calls on Ian Macfarlane to lead QRC in establishing Black Lung Victims’ Fund

Nov 17, 2016News

Today the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division called on Ian Macfarlane, the […] Read More »

QRC finally recognises the need to act on Black Lung compensation for victims

Nov 11, 2016News

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division said today that following a long […] Read More »

Opinion: Black lung sufferer tells his story to save others

Nov 7, 2016News

WHEN I first started working in the coal mines 30 years ago, […] Read More »

Media statement of Mr Paul Head: Australia’s first case of Black Lung in an open cut miner

Oct 14, 2016News

Mining communities throughout Australia are on alert after confirmation of Australia’s first […] Read More »

Australia’s first confirmed case of black lung disease in an open cut mine

Oct 12, 2016News

Mining communities throughout Australia are on alert after confirmation of Australia’s first […] Read More »

Black Lung truth closer as Parliamentary Committee appointed

Sep 16, 2016News

With the membership of the committee and the terms of reference for […] Read More »

Coal companies reject Black Lung victims compensation call

Sep 9, 2016News

In a national radio interview this morning, Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael […] Read More »

Crisis escalating as 15th Black Lung case missed

Sep 6, 2016News

The 15th miner to be officially confirmed with Black Lung disease has […] Read More »

New Black Lung Victims Group formed as health crisis escalates

Aug 18, 2016News

With their numbers growing, Black Lung disease victims in Queensland have come […] Read More »

More Black Lung victims revealed as crisis continues to escalate

Aug 11, 2016News

The mining union has been made aware of a further three cases […] Read More »

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