Tony Moore

Tony Moore

Tony Moore is a senior reporter for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Gold Coast beach protection work begins

Tony Moore The next stage of Gold Coast City Council’s $18.6 million-a-year beach protection program against  summer storms has begun with sand being pumped from Tallebudgera Creek onto Burleigh...

Inside Brisbane's billion dollar inner-city land debate

Kurilpa

Tony Moore From the air over South Brisbane you can see how out-of-place the series of industrial sites along the Brisbane River opposite Milton – virtually in the middle of the city – are in 2014.

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Protests and promises as democracy blooms on a winter's day

Campbell Newman and Bob Andersen.

Tony Moore Democracy is alive and well, offering both protests and promises in Brisbane on a sunny winter Sunday afternoon in July.

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Newman returns to face dissatisfied voters

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman.

Amy Remeikis and Tony Moore Premier returns from break eager to push leadership credentials.

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New dams considered to protect Ipswich, Brisbane

The government is considering raising Wivenhoe Dam by eight metres.

Tony Moore Government will announce by Christmas which of eight prospective dams it could build first.

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Findings from Gladstone bund wall inquiry set to be released

Tony Moore Findings from a second inquiry into why a protective bund wall built to to protect the Gladstone Harbour from dredge spoil leaked in 2011 will be released before Tuesday's federal budget.

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Earthquakes felt near proposed dam sites

earthquake

Tony Moore Regular small to medium-sized earthquakes have been recorded close to where the Queensland Government is considering building eight new dams in Southeast Queensland.

Great Barrier Reef water quality remains poor but signs of improvement: report

Great Barrier Reef

Tony Moore A major report card shows water quality in the inshore of the Great Barrier Reef remains poor, despite reductions in pesticides and nutrients flowing on to the reef.

Work on Brisbane's new underground to begin next month

The planned George Street Station, part of the Underground Bus and Train project.

Tony Moore Work on Brisbane's $5 billion Underground Bus and Train project will start on January 14, when geotechnical work begins on the river bed between Gardens Point and South Brisbane.

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Public service job cuts continue with 30 more redundancies

Queensland government sheds 30 more public service jobs.

Tony Moore Queensland's public servants fear a second wave of retrenchments after confirmation that 30 positions were quietly abolished in the Environment Portfolio three weeks ago.

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Moreton Bay slips in Healthy Waterways report

Moreton Bay has been affected by soil run-off.

Tony Moore The environmental health of Moreton Bay has declined again because of soil running into the region’s waterways, according to the latest data from Healthy Waterways.

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Moreton Bay Council bypass proposal puts cars ahead of koalas

Tony Moore Brisbane's koalas are again at risk of being "decimated", this time under plans by Moreton Bay Regional Council to build a $125 million bypass near Dayboro over the North Pine River.

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Roma gets state funding for flood levee

This handout photo provided by the Queensland Police Service on February 6, 2012 shows a recently flooded road in Charleville, Queensland.  Flood waters rose on February 6, 2012 in parts of Queensland but residents of a threatened town in the Australian state were thrown a lifeline with news that the levee on a swollen river might hold.     RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT

Tony Moore Queensland's Roma - flooded for three consecutive years - has state government support for $13 million it needs to build a $20 million, 4.8 kilometre flood-proofing levee.

Council cleared over Mirvac deal

Tony Moore Brisbane City Council has been cleared of improper land negotiations after its decision to pay developer Mirvac $9 million for riverside land at Tennyson in 2011.

Company offers helping hand to flooded Gympie

gympie flood

Tony Moore The company that helped relocate Grantham in 2011 has offered to kickstart a flood-proofing plan for water-logged Gympie - for free.

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More rain could cut Brisbane water supply: ecologist

Water

Tony Moore Another bout of heavy rain could cut Brisbane's water supply, a respected water ecologist warns.

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A tale of two speeches

Tim Nicholls

Tony Moore Historians will look back at Queensland Treasurer Tim Nicholls's first two Budget speeches to see how Queensland shrugged off one natural disaster (2011), shed a government (2012) and then suffered...

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Brisbane budget: rates bill to rise $45.60 a year

cash

Tony Moore Brisbane's average residential rates bill will rise 3.8 per cent under Brisbane City Council's 2013-14 budget, lifting it by 88 cents a week or $45.60 a year.

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Generating interest, and plenty of power

Solar Panel

Tony Moore A Kallangur man who installed 42 solar panels on the roof of his house now receives $1500 a quarter through selling his surplus energy to the state government.

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Lockyer Valley remembers darkest hour

Private Colin Afflick from 8th/9th Battalion looks over the devastation in the town of Grantham.

Tony Moore A region made "sacred by courage and loss'' has marked the first anniversary of the January floods with an emotional ceremony at centre of the Lockyer Vallery.