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

Melbourne is riddled with stockpiles of hazardous and flammable chemicals.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Construction company John Holland and two contractors are facing federal work health and safety charges.

Comcare has introduced new claims service options for some government agencies.

NT WorkSafe has charged two construction companies after a worker was seriously injured falling from the roof of a primary school in Darwin.

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

Apartment owners at Melbourne's Lacrosse tower have been awarded over $5.7 million in damages after a flammable cladding fire.

Civil libertarians want to stop a bill that allows Victorian police to take DNA from suspects, including children, without a warrant.

Around a third of death and disability in Australia is due to unhealthy lifestyles, a new study says.

There is more evidence that the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination does not increase the risk for autism.

Queensland has introduced tougher safety rules for amusement rides after the deaths of four people at Dreamworld.

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