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Tasmanian Govt appoints new Chief Inspector of Mines

15 June, 2021

Andrew Tunstall has been appointed as the Chief Inspector of Mines, after previously serving as the Principal Inspector of Mines since 2008.

New app prioritises mental wellbeing, safety of miners

15 June, 2021

The Australian minerals industry has taken steps to support the mental health and resilience of its workforce through the launch of the MineWell app.

Study highlights risks of economic growth for WA workforce

14 May, 2021

Research shows that a booming economy could lead to increased pressures on workers in the manufacturing and construction sectors, leading to a spike in workplace injuries.

Signs your workplace does not take mental health seriously

29 October, 2020

The Black Dog Institute is urging workplaces to proactively support employees who need mental health support by implementing proven programs.

Two regional deaths prompt WorkSafe WA investigation

23 September, 2020

WorkSafe WA investigators are inspecting two separate incidents that led to the deaths of two men in Emu Flats and Benger.

Qld Mines Minister announces resignation from politics

15 September, 2020

Queensland's mining and resources sector has described Mine Safety Minister Anthony Lynham as a safety reformer, following news of his retirement from politics.

NSW Govt introduces pop-up COVID-19 testing for truckies

31 August, 2020

The NSW Government has unveiled pop-up COVID-19 testing clinics in Narrandera and Tarcutta, to introduce safety measures for freight workers during the pandemic.

Advisory group established to improve workplace safety

20 August, 2020

The NSW Government has established the Family and Injured Worker Support Group to help shape NSW workplace policy and support services.

Senior miners appointed to Qld safety board

10 June, 2020

Four senior miners have joined the body that sets and maintains the standards for safety roles in Queensland's mines.

NSW Government releases 'COVIDSafe Transport Plan'

26 May, 2020

The NSW Government has released its plan to provide a safe public transport network amid COVID-19, with substantial changes to NSW public transport services.

Queensland gets 60 more paramedics to help fight COVID-19

21 April, 2020

The Palaszczuk government has fast-tracked 60 Queensland Ambulance Services officers, to help healthcare workers fight COVID-19.

Minerals industry working together amidst COVID-19 crisis

26 March, 2020

The Minerals Council of Australia has revealed that the minerals sector is working to ensure worker safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SafeWork SA temporarily closes customer front counter

25 March, 2020

To minimise face-to-face interaction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, SafeWork SA has temporarily closed its Customer Service Front Counters.

Two deaths over tragic Labour Day weekend

13 March, 2020

Two workers have died in separate incidents over the Labour Day long weekend in Victoria; WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the deaths.

Painter killed by fall from roof

12 February, 2020

A 69-year-old painter has died after falling through a carport roof in Victoria. WorkSafe Victoria is investigating the incident.

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