Reports say there are about 15,000 people living in some form of slavery in Australia.

A new submission to a federal inquiry says PFAS contamination could be much more widespread than previously believed.

Experts have proposed a tax on building materials to fund the removal of asbestos.

Western Australian firefighters will soon receive $8.7 million in funding for a crew-cab protection program.

This week is national Farm Safety Week, a time to shine a light on the issues facing one of Australia’s highest risk industries.

A jury in the US has awarded over $6 billion ($US4.7 billion) in damages to 22 women and their families after claims that asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer.

Rio Tinto has marked the first delivery of iron ore ‘pit-to-port’ by an autonomous train.

Authorities say deteriorating conditions at some EDs are putting patients’ health and safety at risk.

The offshore petroleum regulator has been accused of failing to keep workers safe.

Brass fittings and taps that can leave lead in drinking water are being sold nationwide.

Authorities have issued a recall of frozen vegetables due to listeria fears.

The NT Government has launched a six-month independent review of NT WorkSafe.

Yancoal has announced over 200 employees will be stood down or re-deployed from the Austar coal mine in NSW.

New figures show poisoning remains a significant public health problem in Australia, and that it differs between age groups.

Researchers say most people are still not aware of the full danger of smoking.

A new survey has revealed some of the challenges on the way to fully-automated driving.

Opponents are mounting against Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel’s ideas for AI regulation.

A study of 62 men suggests drinking may make them more persistent in their demands for sex.

The CFMMEU is hoping to use the Fair Work Act to scrap conditions for the $2.8 billion Sydney Metro Project.

Two leading South Australian hospitals have been put on notice to fix concerning workloads and their "lacking and unsettling" governance structure for interns.

A new study has found a range of common household chemicals are making people sick.

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