We concluded that through effectively implementing or progressing most of the recommendations, the government has improved how it protects the health and safety of coal mine workers and is contributing to reducing the risk of the disease.
Most of the actions taken have been timely.
Forty per cent of the recommendations have been fully implemented.
Twenty-eight per cent of the recommendations are in progress (partially implemented) and are on track to meet the intent of the recommendations.
The government initially supported, or supported in principle, all recommendations. But nearly one third (31 per cent) of recommendations have since not been accepted and not implemented.
There is still work to be done to deliver all the reforms.
There are a number of recommendations that still need to be fully implemented, and emerging related health issues (such as silicosis) that need continued attention.