Moranbah ABC News Feed

  1. The environment department suggests wood smoke might have caused a spike in airborne pollution in Moranbah in central Queensland in August, but locals say nearby coal mines are the more likely culprit, prompting the State Opposition to back a call for chemical testing.

  2. The overnight death of 57-year-old worker Brad Duxbury at the Carborough Downs Mine is the seventh death in the state's resources industry in about 18 months.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.