Tuberculosis, hepatitis A, B and C as well as some cancers are among a range of diseases recommended for inclusion under worker compensation laws.

A list of 84 workplace-related diseases, compiled by Safe Work Australia, will be considered by states and territories. They also include noise-induced hearing loss, asbestosis, as well as various skin diseases. Most jurisdictions in Australia have a Deemed Diseases List as part of their compensation system, which reverses the onus…