Coal wagon covers the 'answer' to dust woes
Environmental lobby group Lock the Gate Alliance says coal companies should cover their freight wagons to stop coal dust pollution.
New career is plane sailing
He has taken over the job from long-time airport manager Des Ryan, who is now working at Moranbah Airport in Queensland's coal mining country.
North Qld gets second specialist breast care nurse
Women in outlying areas of north Queensland will now have better access to in-home support from specialist breast care nurses.
Workers on 457 visas retained as Boggabri Coal slashes workforce
There are fears the next phase of the mining boom could involve more fly-in fly-out workers and further degrade communities.
Locals shut out by miner's FIFO deal
THE central Queensland town of Moranbah is about to be hit by a jobs boom, but local residents are not welcome to apply.
Up to 400 exposed to measles
QUEENSLAND Health is trying to contact 400 people who may have been exposed to highly contagious measles at a north Brisbane medical centre, sparking a statewide alert.