The Queensland Government has committed to a parliamentary inquiry into the re-emergence of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis in Queensland.

The selected committee will be in place by the end of September and will have the standard Parliamentary powers to hear evidence, call witnesses, subpoena documents and subsequently report back to Parliament.

The inquiry follows Natural Resources and Mines Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham’s announcement that doctors, employers and unions will be focussing on prevention through dust management, early detection and a safety net through worker’s compensation.

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