The Health Minister has asked private health insurers for information on possible premium increases for 2016, in an attempt to ensure consumers get the best deal.

An innovative, Australian-designed, light-weight splint to immobilise broken limbs will soon be available nationwide.

Victoria’s public transport authorities have been accused of allowing trains to run over capacity, and fudging the numbers to cover it up.

A leading Australian doctor says he will risk his license to keep speaking out about “torture conditions” in offshore detention.

Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has warned crane operators to inspect head sheaves on their machine, or risk serious injury.

Serious cases of bullying, including cyber bullying, should be prosecuted under the criminal code, experts say.

A construction worker has spoken out about the safety standards and union intervention, after the deaths of two of his co-workers in Perth.

Reports say the owner of a recently spilled Brazilian iron ore dam received numerous danger warnings months before the walls broke.

Australia has issued new travel advice as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spreads across the Americas.

While a litany of compensation claims paint a dark picture of life at the Defence Force, it has been praised for its moves to respond.

Public servants in the Defence Department walked off their “safety-critical” to protest the long-running public service pay dispute drags on.

Water quality problems in a single city have become a major political issue in the US, with even the President drawn in to the debate.

Australia’s two largest trucking firms say there should not be hourly and kilometre payments for linehaul drivers.

A recent survey has found that one in 10 Australians display strong feelings of Islamophobia – negative and hostile attitudes towards Muslims.

New figures suggest a company can boost safety and profitability at the same time.

New Federal Government funding has been granted to a locally-designed high-tech anti-fatigue device.

The South Australian Government is backing new moves to bring more technology into the mining sector.

Unions are keeping up their campaign to warn coal miners and their employers about ‘black lung’.

A study from South Australia has shown how important it is for senior citizens to be enfranchised by public transport.

A rural depression support group has increased pressure on the Tasmanian Government to declare a drought.

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles say they will remove products containing microbeads - tiny plastic particles that can cause some serious damage.

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