Footnotes

Footnotes

Executive Summary

[1]        Dr Brian Plush, Particulate Matter Scientist, University of Wollongong, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p. 41.

[2]        Professor Robert Cohen, Consultant, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 38.

[3]        Mr Percy Verrall, former coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 7.

Chapter 1 - Introduction

[1]        Journals of the Senate, 25 June 2014, pp 996–998.

[2]        Public hearing details can also be accessed via the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Public_Hearings.

[3]        The submissions received by the committee can be accessed via the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Submissions.

[4]        The submissions received by the committee can be accessed via the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Additional_Documents.

[5]        The previous four interim reports tabled by the Senate Select Committee on Health can be accessed via the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health

[6]        Committee Hansards can be accessed via the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Public_Hearings.

[7]        Photo sourced from the 'Dust to Dust – Make Black Lung History' CFMEU campaign website: http://dusttodust.org.au/

Chapter 2 - Background

[1]        Mr Percy Verrall, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 3.

[2]        Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 2.

[3]        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Pneumoconioses: New Information on respiratory diseases in coal miners, 21 August 2012, www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/pneumoconioses/ (accessed 13 April 2016).

[4]        CDCP, Pneumoconioses: New Information on respiratory diseases in coal miners, 21 August 2012.

[5]        CFMEU, Submission 199, pp. 10-11.

[6]        CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 10.

[7]        CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 10.

[8]        CDCP, Pneumoconioses: New Information on respiratory diseases in coal miners, 21 August 2012.

[9]        Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, p. 2.

[10]      CFMEU, Submission 199, pp 9–11.

[11]      Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, p. 3.

[12]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 7.

[13]      Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, pp 1–2.

[14]      Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, p. 2.

[15]      Dr Ting Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1417.

[16]      Minerals Council of Australia, Characteristics of the Australian Coal Industry, website, www.minerals.org.au/resources/coal/characteristics_of_the_australian_coal_industry (accessed 13 April 2016)

[17]      Minerals Council of Australia, Coal: figures, website, www.minerals.org.au/resources/coal/figures (accessed 13 April 2016)

[18]      Geoscience Australia, Australian Government, Coal: Fact Sheet, website, www.australianminesatlas.gov.au/education/fact_sheets/coal.html (accessed 13 April 2016)

[19]      Minerals Council of Australia, Coal: figures, website, www.minerals.org.au/resources/coal/figures (accessed 13 April 2016)

[20]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 7.

[21]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 8.

[22]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 8.

[23]      Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Impacts on health of air quality in Australia, 16 August 2013, p. 42.

[24]      Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, Queensland Mines Inspectorate, Annual Performance Report 2014-15, pp. 3–4.

[25]      Joshua Robertson, 'Black lung disease: more cases emerge among Queensland coal workers',  The Guardian, 9 April 2016, www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/apr/09/black-lung-disease-more-cases-emerge-among-queensland-coal-workers (accessed 13 April 2016)

[26]      Queensland Government, Supplementary Submission 69.3, p. 2.

[27]      Joanne McCarthy, Newcastle Herald, 'Hunter respiratory expert leads call for action on preventable, debilitating condition in miners', 31 March 2016, http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3821187/black-lung-disease-warning-poll/

[28]      The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government media release, 'Action plan revealed on coal miners’ health issue', Media release, 14 January 2016.

[29]      The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government media release, 'Action plan revealed on coal miners’ health issue', Media release, 14 January 2016.

[30]      Mr James Purtill, Director-General, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 80.

[31]      The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government media release, 'Action plan revealed on coal miners’ health issue', Media release, 14 January 2016.

[32]      Matt Peacock, 'Black lung: Queensland underground coal mines warned to reduce dust levels below safety standards', ABC News Online, 30 December 2015, www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-23/black-lung-warning-for-queensland-coal-mines/7051490

[33]      The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define a B Reader as a physician 'with a valid U.S. state medical license who demonstrate proficiency in the classification of chest radiographs for pneumoconioses using the International Labour Office (ILO) Classification System.' Examinations for B Readers are provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), website: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/chestradiography/breader-info.html

[34]      Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Submission 196, p. 2.

[35]      Tony Moore, ' Radiologists offer urgent specialist help as Qld black lung cases swell to five', Brisbane Times, 11 January 2016, www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/radiologists-offer-urgent-specialist-help-as-qld-black-lung-cases-swell-to-five-20160111-gm3a9b.html

[36]      Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis – Register of Clinical Radiologists for CWP Screening, website, www.ranzcr.edu.au/register-of-clinical-radiologists-for-cwp-screening

[37]      Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis – Register of Clinical Radiologists for CWP Screening, website, www.ranzcr.edu.au/register-of-clinical-radiologists-for-cwp-screening

[38]      Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Submission 196, p. 2.

[39]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, p. 19.

[40]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, pp. 19-20.

[41]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, p. 21.

[42]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, p. 20.

[43]      Queensland Resources Council, Submission 195, p. 3.

[44]      Queensland Resources Council, Submission 195, p. 3.

[45]      Queensland Resources Council, Submission 195, p. 4.

[46]      Vale Australia, Submission 200, p. 3.

[47]      Vale Australia, Submission 200, pp 3–4.

[48]      Queensland Government, Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 16 December 2015, www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/mining-safety-health/medicals/coal-board-medical (accessed 13 April 2016).

[49]      Queensland Government, Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 16 December 2015.

[50]      Queensland Government, Frequency of health assessment, 11 February 2016, www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/mining-safety-health/medicals/coal-board-medical/assessment-frequency (accessed 18 April 2016).

[51]      Queensland Government, How the health assessment works, 18 September 2015, www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/mining-safety-health/medicals/coal-board-medical/how-health-assessment-works (accessed 18 April 2016).

[52]      Queensland Government, Nominated medical advisers, 8 April 2016,  www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/mining-safety-health/medicals/coal-board-medical/nominated-medical-advisers (accessed 18 April 2016).

[53]      Queensland Government, How the health assessment works, 18 September 2015.

[54]      Queensland Government, How the health assessment works, 18 September 2015.

[55]      Queensland Government, Frequency of health assessment, 11 February 2016.

[56]      Queensland Government, Nominated Medical Advisers, 8 April 2016.

[57]      Coal Mining Safety and Health Regulation 2001 (Qld), s 89.

[58]      Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, 'Dust management in Queensland coal mines – facts', factsheet, p. 1.

[59]      Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, 'Dust management in Queensland coal mines – facts', factsheet, p. 1.

[60]      NSW Coal Services, Submission 198, pp. 2-3.

[61]      NSW Coal Services, Submission 198, p. 4.

[62]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 9.

[63]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 9.

[64]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 9.

[65]      NSW Coal Services, Submission 198, pp 4–5.

[66]      NSW Coal Services, Submission 198, pp 7–8.

Chapter 3 - Issues raised

[1]        Mr Percy Verrall, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 1.

[2]        Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1417-1418.

[3]        Which can be inhaled and which may lodge in any part of the respiratory tract. See: Safe Work Australia, 'Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants', April 2012, http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/680/Guidance_Interpretation_Workplace_Exposure_Standards_Airborne_Contaminants%20.pdf

[4]        Which are so small they are able to lodge at the alveolar level of lung tissue. See: Safe Work Australia, 'Guidance on the Interpretation of Workplace Exposure Standards for Airborne Contaminants', April 2012, http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/SWA/about/Publications/Documents/680/Guidance_Interpretation_Workplace_Exposure_Standards_Airborne_Contaminants%20.pdf

[5]        See particularly evidence from Mr Ian Hiscock, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016 and Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016.

[6]        Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1419.

[7]        Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1419.

[8]        Dr Brian Plush, Particulate Matter Scientist, University of Wollongong, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p. 40.

[9]        Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government, Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health: Functions, website, last reviewed 20 May 2015, www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/mining/safety-health/mining-safety-health/legislation-standards-guidelines/commissioner-functions

[10]      Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, Queensland Mines Inspectorate Annual Performance Report 2014-15, p. 3.

[11]      Mr Jason Hill, Safety and Health Representative, CFMEU Queensland, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 44.

[12]      Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 24.

[13]      Answers to questions on notice, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, received 15 April 2016, p. 10.

[14]      Vale Australia, Submission 200, p. 3.

[15]      Mr Michael Roche, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Resources Council, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 57.

[16]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1425.

[17]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 17.

[18]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1426.

[19]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1426.

[20]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1420.

[21]      Image sourced from mining-technology.com, Mining safely – innovative technologies to prevent mining accidents, website: http://www.mining-technology.com/features/featuremining-safely-innovative-technologies-to-prevent-mining-accidents-4207131/featuremining-safely-innovative-technologies-to-prevent-mining-accidents-4207131-2.html

[22]      CFMEU, Submission 199, p. 17.

[23]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1420.

[24]      Mr Ian Hiscock, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016; Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016.

[25]      Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 23.

[26]      Image sourced from Vale Australia, Factsheet Carborough Downs Mine, p. 2.

[27]      Dr Ting X Ren, Dr Brian Plush and Dr Najdat I. Aziz, 'Dust controls and monitoring practices on Australian longwalls', Procedia Engineering, vol. 26, p. 1418.

[28]      Mr Chris Carter, coal mine worker, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 23.

[29]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 13.

[30]      Queensland Resources Council, Submission 195, p. 4.

[31]      Mr Ian Hiscock, retired mine worker, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March, p. 2.

[32]      Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 2.

[33]      Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 33.

[34]      Mr Chris Carter, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, pp. 34-35.

[35]      Mr Ian Hiscock, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 6.

[36]      Vale Australia, Submission 200, p. 3.

[37]      The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government media release, 'Action plan revealed on coal miners’ health issue', Media release, 14 January 2016.

[38]      Queensland Government, Supplementary Submission 69.3, p. 3.

[39]      Queensland Government, Supplementary Submission 69.3, p. 3.

[40]      Queensland Government, Supplementary Submission 69.3, p. 4.

[41]      CFMEU, Submission 199, pp. 14-15.

[42]      Professor Malcolm Sim, Monash University, Submission 197, p. 4.

[43]      Dr Ryan Hoy, Convenor, Occupational Lung Disease Special Interest Group, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 12.

[44]      Professor David Cliff, Independent Chair, Queensland Government Review Reference Group, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 63.

[45]      Professor David Cliff, Independent Chair, Queensland Government Review Reference Group, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 64.

[46]      Mr Michael Oswell, Head of Safety and Sustainability at Anglo American Coal, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 36.

[47]      Professor Malcolm Sim, Director, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 72.

[48]      Professor Malcolm Sim, Director, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 72.

[49]      Professor Malcolm Sim, Director, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University Monash University, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 74.

[50]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, pp. 5-9.

[51]      Daniel Carpenter and David A Moss, Harvard University, Cambridge University Press, 'Preventing Regulatory Capture – Special Interest Influence and How to Limit it', 2014, p. 75.

[52]      Australian National Audit Office, Best Practice Guide: Administering Regulation – Achieving the Right Balance, 10 June 2014, p. 17.

[53]      Australian National Audit Office, Best Practice Guide: Administering Regulation – Achieving the Right Balance, 10 June 2014, p. 17.

[54]      Mr James Purtill, Director-General, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 76.

[55]      Mr James Purtill, Director-General, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 79.

[56]      Ms Rachel Cronin, Deputy Director-General, and Mr Russell Albury, Acting Chief Inspector Mines, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p. 49.

[57]      Ms Rachel Cronin, Deputy Director-General, and Mr Russell Albury, Acting Chief Inspector Mines, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, pp. 54-55.

[58]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 14.

[59]      The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP, Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government media release, 'Action plan revealed on coal miners’ health issue', Media release, 14 January 2016.

[60]      Vale Australia, Submission 200, p. 3.

[61]      Mr Ian Hiscock, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 7.

[62]      CFMEU, Submission 199, pp. 15–16.

[63]      Associate Professor Deborah Yates, Convener, Occupational and Environmental Special Interest Group, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 12.

[64]      Dr Richard Slaughter, cardiovascular and thoracic radiologist, representative, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 23.

[65]      Dr Rob McCartney, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American Coal, Committee Hansard,            7 March 2016, p. 37

[66]      Dr Edward Foley, Nominated Medical Advisor, Carborough Downs, Vale Australia, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 37.

[67]      Mr Andrew Vella, General Manager, Carborough Downs Mine, Vale Australia, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 37.

[68]      Dr Edward Foley, Nominated Medical Advisor, Carborough Downs, Vale Australia, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 38.

[69]      Mr Ian Hiscock, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 7.

[70]      Professor Malcolm Sim, Director, Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University Monash University, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 70.

[71]      Thoracic Society and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, p. 3.

[72]      Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, pp 2–3.

[73]      Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 6.

[74]      Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 3.

[75]      Professor Robert Cohen, Consultant, Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 37.

[76]      Mr Percy Verrall, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 3.

[77]      CFMEU, Submission 199, pp. 4-5.

[78]       Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, p. 3.

[79]      Dr Ryan Hoy, Convenor, Occupational Lung Disease Special Interest Group, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 11.

[80]      Dr Ryan Hoy, Convenor, Occupational Lung Disease Special Interest Group, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 11.

[81]      Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, National Mine Safety Framework Steering Group, website, www.industry.gov.au/resource/Mining/NationalMineSafetyFramework/Pages/NationalMineSafetyFrameworkSteeringGroup.aspx

[82]      Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, National Mine Safety Framework, website, www.industry.gov.au/resource/Mining/NationalMineSafetyFramework/Pages/default.aspx

[83]      Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government, National Mine Safety Framework, website, www.industry.gov.au/resource/Mining/NationalMineSafetyFramework/Pages/default.aspx

[84]      Safe Work Australia, Workplace Health and Safety Information: Mining, website, www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/mining/pages/mining

[85]      Safe Work Australia, Workplace Health and Safety Information: Mining, website, www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/mining/pages/mining

[86]      Safe Work Australia, Workplace Health and Safety Information: Mining, website, www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/whs-information/mining/pages/mining

Chapter 4 - Recommendations

[1]        Mr Russell Albury, Acting Chief Inspector of Mines, Queensland, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p. 55.

[2]        See Mr Russell Albury, Acting Chief Inspector of Mines, Queensland, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p. 55; and CFMEU, Submission 199.

[3]        Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 10.

[4]        Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 10.

[5]        Ms Lucy Flemming, NSW, Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 10.

[6]        Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, p. 6.

[7]        NSW Coal Services, Submission 198, p. 10.

[8]        Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, Queensland Mines Inspectorate Annual Performance Report 2014-15, p. 3.

[9]        Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 3.

[10]      Mrs Danielle Stoddart, wife of Mr Keith Stoddart, coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 5.

[11]      Mr Percy Verrall, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 7.

[12]      Mr Andrew Vella, General Manager, Carborough Downs Mine, Vale Australia, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 37.

[13]      Dr Richard Slaughter, cardiovascular and thoracic radiologist, representative, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 24.

[14]      Dr Richard Slaughter, cardiovascular and thoracic radiologist, representative, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 24.

[15]      Dr Rob McCartney, Chief Medical Officer, Anglo American Coal, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 37.

[16]      Ms Lucy Flemming, CEO, NSW Coal Services, Committee Hansard, 8 March 2016, p. 13.

[17]      Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and Lung Foundation Australia, Submission 194, pp. 5-6.

[18]      Ms Rachel Cronin, Deputy Director-General, and Mr Russell Albury, Acting Chief Inspector Mines, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government, Queensland, Committee Hansard, 23 March 2016, p.48, p. 49 and p. 56.

[19]      Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, Monash University, and School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Interim Finding: Review of Respiratory Component of the Coal Mine Workers' Health Scheme, 31 March 2016, p. 10.

[20]      Mr Percy Verrall, retired coal miner, private capacity, Committee Hansard, 7 March 2016, p. 3.

Appendix 1 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee[1]

[1]   The hearings and witnesses listed in this appendix relate to the committee's hearing on 7 and 8 March and 23 March 2016 which focussed on black lung and related issues. A full list of the committee's hearings and witnesses is at the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Public_Hearings.

Appendix 2 - Submissions received by the committee in relation to black lung[1]

[1]        The submissions listed in this appendix relate to the committee's inquiry into the issue of black lung and related matters. A full list of submissions received by the committee is available on the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Submissions.

Appendix 3 - Additional information and answers to questions on notice[1]

[1]       The documents listed in this appendix relate to the committee's inquiry into the re-emergence of black lung disease. A full list of documents is available at the committee's website: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Additional_Documents.

Appendix 4 - Previous interim reports[1]

[1]   The previous interim reports of the Senate Select Committee on Health can be accessed via the committee's website: http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health.

[2]        Journals of the Senate, 2 December 2014, p. 1948. The report can be accessed at: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/First_Interim_Report.

[3]        Journals of the Senate, 24 June 2015, p. 2809. The report can be accessed at: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Second_Interim_Report.

[4]        Journals of the Senate, 17 September 2015, p. 3158. The report can be accessed at: www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Health/Health/Third_Interim_Report.

[5]        National Commission of Audit, Phase One Report, paragraph 10.1 and recommendation 57.

[6]        Commonwealth of Australia 2014-15 Budget, Budget Paper No. 2, Budget Measure: Smaller Government—scoping studies for four operations of government, May 2014, p. 117.

[7]        Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance, media release, 'Further Consultation on Future Ownership Options for Australian Hearing', 8 May 2015.

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