Dying benchtop workers lodge silicosis claims, prompting urgent health warning

The Queensland Government issues an urgent warning to the engineered stone benchtop industry after 22 silicosis claims are lodged with WorkCover in three weeks, including six people diagnosed as terminal.

Stories from graves uncovered in mining town brought to life after 150 years

The stories of the 16 people buried in Ravenswood's forgotten cemetery have come to life as researchers investigate their identities ahead of the reinterment of their bodies.

Australia urged to clear the air in the name of public health

Air pollution can lead to premature deaths and problems such as heart attacks and asthma, but the economic cost of this is not being pitted against the apparent benefits to the economy of burning fossil fuels, experts say.