Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former Education Editor, State Political Reporter and Health Reporter. Her reports on inequity in schools funding led to the Gonski reforms and won her national awards. Her coverage of health exposed unnecessary patient deaths at Campbelltown Hospital and led to judicial and parliamentary inquiries. At The Times of London, she exposed flaws in international medical trials.

School cleaner Judith Barber from Macksville on the NSW mid-north coast: Her profession can be more dangerous than ...

Cleaning can be more dangerous than construction work

New analysis by Safe Work Australia shows the average rate of injury in NSW since 2010 is 11.4 per cent in cleaning and other related industries, compared to 9.5 per cent for construction and 7.5 per cent for mining.