Moranbah ABC News Feed

  1. Stakeholders call for an overhaul of the government's $5 billion fund that promised to turn northern Australia into an economic powerhouse.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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?

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.