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Forestry Tasmania and PWS firefighters unite in cancer compo push (6/3/2014)
The State Government will consider extending its presumptive cancer legislation to Parks and Wildlife Service and Forestry Tasmania staff involved in fighting fires.
Source: The Mercury
Injured geologist awarded $1.2m compensation for ANU road accident (6/3/2014)
A man whose hopes of a career as a geologist were dashed by a road accident has been award $1.2 million in compensation.
TWU wants trucking firm's accreditations suspended (6/3/2014)
The Transport Workers Union (TWU) says it is appalled about the time it has taken for authorities to act on concerns about the operations of north Queensland trucking company, Blenners Transport.
Boss fined for sacking cancer sufferer (5/3/2014)
A Perth panel beater who was central to a corruption scandal involving a former WA minister has been fined more than $40,000 for sacking an employee who had incurable cancer.
Source: The West
WA scrapyard J & P Metals fined $80,000 after death (5/3/2014)
A WA scrapyard has been fined $80,000 over an unsafe work environment where a worker was fatally crushed under a piece of metal.Source: Perth Now
'Mentally damaged' public servant's win in battle for workers' compensation (5/3/2014)
A legal win for a public servant left mentally damaged from being told to work a standard five-day week could lead to many more workers' compensation claims, according to the woman's lawyers.
Source: Canberra Times
Asbestos fears close two Ainslie businesses, WorkSafe on site (5/3/2014)
Two businesses in Canberra's inner-north have been closed because of asbestos concerns.
Hazelwood coal mine fire: Morwell residents displaying symptoms similar to cigarette smokers, expert says (5/3/2014)
An environmental toxicologist says some residents near a fire burning in a Victorian open cut mine are reporting symptoms similar to those experienced by cigarette smokers.
Hazelwood operators break silence over the long fire at the open cut mine in Morwell (4/3/2014)
GDF Suez has broken its silence on the long running fire at its open cut mine in Morwell. The company says it is doing all it can to put out the fire and has expressed sympathy with nearby residents but would not comment on calls for compensation.
Truck driver Jobandeep Gill fronts court over fiery Catani crash which killed four (3/3/2014)Back to top
A truck driver charged over a fiery crash that killed four members of the same family south-east of Melbourne is still in shock, his lawyer has told court.