Worker recovers in hospital as union demands action over Campbellfield chemical blaze

The Australian Workers' Union demands tougher regulation following Friday's blaze at a waste storage business that injured two workers and spewed thick black smoke over Melbourne.

Second ruling against Bayer raises concerns for Australia’s farmers

A Federal Court ruling in the United States in favour of a man suffering from cancer has turned the spotlight again to one of the most commonly used global chemicals.

The farm shed invention that could power this whole town with clean energy

After more than a decade on the drawing board, a farmer and an engineer say they have created a generator that runs off green waste, recycles its emissions, and costs virtually nothing.

‘The towns are fish bowls’: Mental health stigma leads to #PillShaming in regional Australia

Regional Australians are feeling 'pill shamed' and are avoiding treatment due to the stigma around mental health medication and a lack of confidentiality in small-town pharmacies.

Residents of PFAS contamination sites should be compensated, federal inquiry says

A federal parliament inquiry argues no families should be trapped on land contaminated by PFAS chemicals and recommended the Commonwealth offer financial compensation for residents exposed to the substance.

Queensland’s first medicinal cannabis farm vows a duty of care to local patients

Months behind schedule, Queensland's first licensed medicinal cannabis farm has started growing plants with the aim of manufacturing medicines from early next year.