REGISTER WELCOMED: BUT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE

Our Comrades at the ACTU have welcomed a new National Registry for respiratory diseases, but say more needs to be done.

The Federal Government has introduced legislation that will capture, record and share the causes of deadly occupational respiratory diseases like silicosis.

The National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry Bill 2023 establishes a national registry for reporting of all occupational respiratory diseases, with the reporting of silicosis to be mandatory.

The registry will help detect new and emerging threats to workers respiratory health, by monitoring trends and assisting in targeted intervention and prevention strategies.

Whilst welcoming the move the ACTU emphasises more must be done.

'We need a ban on engineered stone'.

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