A new report says Australia’s gun lobby spends about as much per capita as the NRA in the United States.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP has reached a $US270 million settlement over claims it fuelled an opioid abuse epidemic.

WA’s public sector union has welcomed the addition of new safety inspectors at WorkSafe.

A Melbourne engineer has launched an appeal in a case claiming his colleague repeatedly farted on him, leading to psychiatric distress.

Doctors are pushing for the creation of Australia's first domestic violence trauma recovery centre.

The Queensland Government has appointed the state’s first independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor.

WorkSafe Victoria has announced its half-year results, saying its compensation scheme remains in a sound financial position.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are meeting with tech executives this week.

Melbourne is riddled with stockpiles of hazardous and flammable chemicals.

Taxpayers will buy millions of dollars worth of nicotine substitutes as South Australia makes its jails smoke-free.

A disused mine in far north Queensland is leaching toxic water into waterways.

Refugees on Nauru have been exposed to asbestos dumped next to their settlement.

The NSW government appears to be planning to raise parts of the Warragamba Dam wall significantly higher than it has said publicly.

A major a trial of enhanced hospital cleaning practices at 11 Australian hospitals has resulted in fewer infections and costs.

A review has called for jail time for employers who exploit migrant workers.

The Queensland Government has responded to the death of an engineered stone worker.

Authorities have come up with a long list of safety issues at Clive Palmer's nickel refinery.

Understanding internal clocks could help night shift workers remain more alert while on duty.

A report on equality in SA fire services has revealed bullying and harassment of female officers.

New estimates say air pollution is responsible for up to 8.8 million extra deaths around the world each year.

Experts are counting the cost of an oil spill from a bulk carrier run aground in the Solomon Islands.

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