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Fatal coal mine collapse: recovery operation hampered by age, depth of Hunter Valley mine (17/4/2014)
The man tasked with retrieving the bodies of two mine workers in the New South Wales Hunter Valley says the depth of the coal mine poses some challenges.
DHS under fire as Centrelink worker wins compensation appeal (17/4/2014)
The Department of Human Services has been savaged by a federal tribunal over its handling of bullying accusations at a Sydney Centrelink Office.
Source: Canberra Times
Two men die after wall collapses at Yancoal's Austar coal mine near Cessnock in Hunter Valley (16/4/2014)
Police say it could be days before the bodies of two men can be recovered after a coal mine collapse in the New South Wales Hunter Valley.
Union claims asbestos find halts Parliament Square work (16/4/2014)
Developers of Hobart’s Parliament Square site have denied fresh asbestos claims have halted work on the $100 million project.
Source: The Mercury
Casuarina prison guard stabbings prompt call for secure mental health facility (15/4/2014)
An attack in which two prison officers were stabbed by an inmate at Casuarina prison has highlighted the shortcomings in dealing with mentally ill people in WA's prison system, according to the WA Prison Officers' Union (WAPOU).
Push to close WA's asbestos compensation loophole (15/4/2014)
It is a cruel irony that for a state with one of the highest rates of people dying from asbestos-related diseases worldwide, Western Australia has some of the weakest laws protecting its victims.
Source: WA Today
Bullied teachers seek compensation, costing taxpayers millions (14/4/2014)
Principals are being forced to take out intervention orders against unruly parents, while teachers are confronting alarming levels of bullying and abuse every year, costing taxpayers millions of dollars in compensation payouts.
Source: The Age
Workplace drug testing tipped to increase despite misgivings (14/4/2014)
Workplace drug testing is likely to become increasingly common as employers attempt to cut ''presenteeism'' and ensure safety, one of Australia's leading workplace drug experts says.
Source: The Age
Asbestos concern halts Hobart's Parliament Square redevelopment (14/4/2014)Back to top
Union alarm over asbestos has led to a work halt at the Parliament Square building site in Hobart.