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Public service compo culture in government's sights

Sydney Morning Herald Noel Towell 29 September 2014

The Abbott government is planning a fresh assault on its public service’s compo culture with more sweeping reforms planned for the Commonwealth workers’ compensation schemes.

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Occupational Health & Safety

Public servant's soy milk sojourn

Brisbane Times Noel Towell 19 September 2014

A Canberra public servant told her boss she needed longer breaks than her colleagues, saying she had to find a café that served organic coffee with soy milk.  32 more words

Leadership / Management

TWO Queensland men have died in separate worksite accidents within a four-day stretch

The Courier Mail 16 September 2014

A 29-year-old Surfers Paradise man died at Origin Energy’s Reedy Creek site at Yuleba North about 8.45am on Monday. 137 more words

Forensic Pathology

New Tracking Technologies Aim to Prevent Sloppy Handling at U.S. Biolabs

Scientific American Dina Fine Maron 15 September 2014

The CDC is piloting cameras and tablets in high-level biosafety spaces in an effort to avoid future infectious disease botch-ups

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Leadership / Management

Ammonium nitrate still at truck crash scene: explosives examiners

Brisbane Times September 9, 2014  Tony Moore

Highly-volatile ammonium nitrate remains at the scene of a B-Double truck explosion on the Mitchell Highway in south-west Queensland. 30 more words

Environmental Toxicology

We need to talk about the sexual abuse of scientists

The Conversation Margaret C Hardy 8 September 2014

The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments.  24 more words

Leadership / Management

Removal and disposal of asbestos

Asbestos fibres should never be inhaled as they may cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestosis related pleural disease. Further information about the health effects may be found at… 504 more words

Environmental Law