22yo stonemason youngest to be diagnosed with silicosis in Queensland

After working in the industry for just three years, Connor Downes is the youngest Queensland stonemason to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease silicosis, as a major law firm prepares for a class action against the manufacturers of stone bench tops.

Female mine workers asked about toilet habits, use of ‘she-wee’ device

Female workers at central Queensland mine sites are surveyed about their use of feminine hygiene products, with the company saying it is part of an audit of female equipment and facilities, but the miner's union claims it is a move by the company to reduce toilet breaks.