Skip to main content

Parliamentary inquiry into black lung

Published by
World Coal,

The Queensland Parliament has appointed a six-person select committee to examine the outbreak of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (black lung) in the state.

“An inquiry will add to what we already know from the independent Monash University review and the Senate inquiry,” said the Queensland Minister of Natural Resources and Mines, Dr Anthony Lynham.

The committee will consider the existing legislative and regulatory arrangements to prevent black lung and the roles of government, mine operators and medical advisors, industry health and safety representatives and unions in these arrangements. It will also look into the potential adoption of coal mine dust measurement and control practices.

“The coal industry supports any measures taken to improve screening for the disease, prevention of any future cases and supporting those workers who have been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis,” said Queensland Resources Council CEO, Michael Roche.

Edited by .

Read the article online at:

You might also like

Dyno Nobel

[Webinar] Breaking new ground in mine blasting

Dyno Nobel will be discussing the latest innovations for making mine blasting more productive and less costly. Register for free today »


New Chair appointed for MCA

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has today appointed a new Chair to lead the organisation.


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):