August 2016

Commented on a story 17th Aug 2016 6:10 PM

The first confirmed case of the potentially deadly black lung in Queensland came in 2015, with 14 cases now confirmed.

BLACK LUNG: Shorten concerned over coal dust level monitoring

"And while I'm at it, Aurizon (previously a wholly owned State government body) stopped their fitters..."

Commented on a story 17th Aug 2016 6:10 PM

The first confirmed case of the potentially deadly black lung in Queensland came in 2015, with 14 cases now confirmed.

BLACK LUNG: Shorten concerned over coal dust level monitoring

"All a little too late, Bullspit Bill. Considering the time it takes for the disease to develop..."

Commented on a story 16th Aug 2016 10:28 AM

WORKERS compensation payout was paid to a black lung sufferer before the 2015 announcement that the disease had returned, according to the ABC.

BLACK LUNG: Investigation reveals claims made before 2015

"Note the dates. So please now tell me, how did the working man's party allow that to happen on their..."

July 2016

Commented on a story 13th Jul 2016 3:49 PM

THE Queensland Government will adopt every recommendation made in a scathing report on how black lung was allowed to re-emerge in the state without detection.

Black lung: "The system failed to protect coal workers"

"Of course a government minister is not going to blame or criticise his own government or party for..."

Commented on a story 11th Jul 2016 10:26 AM

PINNACLE cattle farmer Graeme Ware has been gradually recovering after his terrifying run-in with a wild bull at his property just over a month ago.

Bull goring drama: How Driza-Bone helped save me

"Rough country where the people are bred tough. I remember the days the Pinnacle Station blokes caught..."

Commented on a story 9th Jul 2016 12:51 PM

AN INDEPENDENT review into the re-emergence of black lung in Queensland has been completed and will likely be handed to Minister Dr Anthony Lynham next week.

Black Lung: Doctors’ skills go under the microscope

""He added cases of black lung we're seeing diagnosed now potentially began developing up to a decade..."

June 2016

Commented on a story 10th Jun 2016 10:59 AM

A DEVELOPMENT set to change the face of Sarina has again been delayed again.

Sarina development delayed again due to lack of information

"So many empty houses/accommodation premises, so many empty businesses, fewer customers and water issues..."

Commented on a story 8th Jun 2016 3:25 PM

MINING union CFMEU is putting pressure on the Federal Government to respond to growing casualisation in the mining workforce.

Union calls for action on job casualisation in mining

"From what I've heard, labour hire is almost half the price of permanents. In the real world, how many..."

Commented on a story 2nd Jun 2016 1:52 PM

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that attacks tumours as if they were a virus.

Cancer 'breakthrough': universal vaccine plan

"Australian Veterinary science has been very successfully doing this for decades and only in recent..."

May 2016

Commented on a story 2nd May 2016 7:17 PM

THE man spearheading a native title claim on proposed Urannah Dam land has now vowed to block its construction at every turn, including through the courts.

Dam divides its stakeholders

"This has been "seriously" on the cards since the recession of the 80s when Les Budby was the tribal..."

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