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LNP Says Labor Slashed Mine Inspections Before Recent Deaths

The LNP claims there had been a massive cut in mine inspections, before six Queenslanders died in mines and quarries over a 12 month period.   Figures obtained by the LNP show that the Palaszczuk Labor Government has slashed the number of mine inspections in Queensland by more than 500 a year. The...

Police Officer Reinstated After Being Investigated By Crime Watchdog

A Senior Constable from the Central Region, which takes in Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone, Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast, has been returned to operational duties.   The 43-year-old was stood down from official duty with the Queensland Police Service on March 15, 2018. He was the subject of an investigation by the Crime and Corruption...

Employers Experience Military Health Capabilities At Talisman Sabre

Australian Defence Force Reservists and participants tour the Evacuation Section at the Role 2 Medical Facility in Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise BOSS LIFT – Talisman Sabre 2019.  Image Credit: CPL Nicci Freeman Copyright: © Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Defence Exercise BOSS LIFT Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) flew employers of...

Major Police Operation Wraps Up In Rockhampton

Officers from Gracemere Police Station have now finalised investigations relating to Operation Liberator. A total of 44 people have been charged with 227 offences, including supplying dangerous drugs (129 Charges), producing dangerous drugs, possess dangerous drugs, weapons offences and offences against the Criminal Code and Explosives Act. During the operation, Gracemere Police seized...

Confusing Back Burning Laws May Have Made 2018 Bushfires Worse

Image Credit: QFES Newsroom An independent report has found Queensland's confusing back burning laws may have led to last year's devastating bushfires across Central and North Queensland.   It provides 23 recommendations, including to develop a single point of contact for all permit and bushfire mitigation inquiries. The fires, which sparked in November 2018 and...

Adani Demanded Names Of Scientists Reviewing Its Groundwater Plan

Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani meets with Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (not pictured) at the Port of Townsville, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. AAP Image/ Cameron Laird It has been revealed that Adani asked for the names of the federal agency scientists reviewing its groundwater plans for the Carmichael coal mine. Emails obtained...
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