ABC Rural News Lara Webster 24 July 2015
The latest statistics from Farmsafe Australia show quad bikes are at the top of the danger list for farmers.
This week marks National Farm Safety Week and safety advocates have called for more stringent regulations around the use of quad bikes.
Nationally four-wheelers have been responsible for eight deaths already this year and have overtaken tractors as the most common cause of farm accidents.
ABC News Isobel Roe 24 July 2015
A coroner will examine the death of a coral trout fisherman on a north Queensland reef at in inquest in Cairns, in far north Queensland, today.
Glenn Anthony Wilson, 39, was employed as a commercial fisherman at Reef Pacific when he died at work in July 2013.
He was one of several fishers searching for coral trout at Bowden Reef, off the coast near Townsville, when his boat capsized.
Courier Mail Kay Dibben 20 July 2015
A FORMER police scenes-of-crime officer, who claims he was left for years in a job that exposed him to too many mutilated and dead bodies, is suing the State Government for $1.25 million.
ABC News 14 July 2015
The Department of Defence is “actively considering” a major review of all scientific evidence to see whether exposure to toxic jet fuel and other chemicals caused birth defects in the children of military personnel.
In a statement to the ABC, Defence confirmed the prospect of a review, which would examine existing scientific literature on the capacity of fuel to cause foetal abnormalities and reproductive problems.
However, it said it would not conduct its own research.
ABC News 30 June 2015
Current and former Defence Force personnel are calling for a wide-ranging inquiry into whether thousands of servicemen and women have suffered serious illnesses due to exposure to toxic jet fuel.
Brisbane Times Kim Stephens June 24, 2015
A contractor has died after being run over by heavy machinery at a Bundaberg Regional Council tip.
Workplace health and safety officers are investigating the incident, which occurred at a council-run waste transfer and recycling centre on Potters Road in Qunaba, inland of Bargara on Wednesday.