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Australia enacts engineered stone ban to protect workers

Australia has implemented a landmark ban on engineered stone to safeguard workers from silicosis, a lung disease caused by respirable crystalline silica.

Study says workplace injury and illness costs tens of thousands of work years

Australia loses 41,194 work years annually due to work-related injuries, diseases, and mental health conditions, according to a new study.

Manufacturing division applauds gov’t-backed CFMEU split vote

The CFMEU Manufacturing Division has welcomed Minister Tony Burke's announcement that members will have the opportunity to vote on their future within the union.

Stronger regulations, inspections to protect NSW workers from silicosis

The New South Wales Government is ramping up efforts to protect workers from the deadly silicosis threat by deploying more SafeWork NSW inspectors to enforce a new engineered stone ban.

Engineered stone to be banned across Australia from July 2024

Australian government leaders have reached a consensus to establish a national ban on engineered stone, a material that can cause serious health conditions including silicosis for industrial workers. 

Queensland workforce to benefit from micro-credentialing funding boost

The Palaszczuk Government announced that Cairns is set to reap the benefits of 17 statewide projects receiving grants of up to $250,000 each to provide critical skills development for existing workers and jobseekers in Queensland. 

Manufacturing among best industries for immigrant workers in Australia, survey says

The manufacturing sector has ranked fifth in the list of best industries for immigrants to work in, according to a survey, joining the list that includes mining; construction; and electricity, gas, water, and waste services. 

Australian Workers’ Union urges gov’t to safeguard workers from fatal silica dust exposure

The Australian Workers’ Union, in a meeting in Canberra today, is urging federal, state, and territory ministers to shield workers from deadly silica dust exposure. 

Skilling the Bay, Geelong workers to reskill

Minister for Higher Education and Skills Nick Wakeling has officially opened a 'one-stop-shop' to assist the retraining of Geelong workers as the region shifts away from traditional manufacturing...

Australian Government investing in the skilled workers of the future

The Australian Government has developed a comprehensive plan to create a more responsive skills and training system that cuts red tape and trains apprentices...


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