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Queensland Government provides funding for research on occupational dust lung diseases

Jun 13th 2024

Queensland Government provides funding for research on occupational dust lung diseases

The University of Queensland has received $600,000 in funding from the State Government to conduct medical research aimed at enhancing the health and wellness of workers with occupational dust lung diseases like silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.

As part of its commitment, the Queensland Government is providing a grant of up to five million dollars to enhance the safety of workers in the mining and artificial stone industries.

Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace, said that funding research is a key component of the government's strategy to prevent occupational dust diseases and provide support to workers who have been diagnosed with such conditions.

“That’s why we committed at the election to fund research to help prevent these diseases, to pick them up earlier in affected workers, and to find more effective treatments,” she said.

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