Moranbah ABC News Feed

  1. In Moranbah, getting a job is not the problem, childcare is

    Parents living in a mining town with one of the country's lowest unemployment rates are turning down jobs because there is no childcare available.

  2. Elevated levels of microscopic dust leave residents concerned

    High levels of dust in a central Queensland town have been attributed to lower-than-average rainfall, but residents say more needs to be done to ensure it isn't coming from nearby mining operations.

  3. Qantas bows to public pressure and lowers regional residents' airfares

    Residents in Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Longreach, Barcaldine, Blackall, Karratha and Kalgoorlie can expect to benefit from the new scheme, pricing airfares to the nearest capital city at a maximum of $800.

  4. Was a mine as big as Adani's approved during the election campaign?

    Following the election, Labor frontbencher Joel Fitzgibbon described the debate surrounding the Adani mine in Queensland as "crazy", saying that a mine just as big had been approved in the state during the campaign. Is he correct?

  5. Meet the Queenslanders changing the energy mix

    In Queensland's coal heartland, a number of locals are trading in their mining jobs to work in the renewables sector.

  6. 'No escape from grief': Parents mourn as quarry manager jailed over man's death in conveyor belt

    The manager of a quarry where a 21-year-old worker was crushed to death on-site in central Queensland is sentenced to 18 months in prison for safety breaches.

  7. Olive Downs mine may impact koala habitat the size of Sydney Harbour

    A new Queensland coal mine, about the same size as Adani's controversial project, did not draw opposition from environmentalists during the approval process, despite the possibility an expansive koala habitat the size of Sydney Harbour may be cleared.

  8. The wombat trail is taking an unusual turn as the Nationals try to save traditionally safe seats

    The Nationals are hoping to cling on to their seats, including a few held on very slim margins, and add to their tally by winning a three-cornered contest. But the country-based party has problems, and some say they're at risk of losing a handful of seats.

  9. Anglo American names mine worker killed in underground collision

    Mining company Anglo American names longtime employee Bradley Hardwick as the worker who lost his life at their Moranbah North mine in central Queensland, when a grader smashed into a personnel carrier on an access road near the surface.

  10. Food trucks versus 'bricks and mortar' — a unique dilemma for mining towns

    Small mining towns are struggling to balance the popularity of food trucks with the viability of fixed-business owners who are already under financial pressure.