Rockhampton surgeon challenges work restrictions after wrong kidney removed

A Queensland doctor who removed the wrong kidney from a patient is expected to learn on Friday if he'll be freed from restrictions on his medical work.

Rockhampton surgeon under investigation

At least two people have been injured in botched surgery at Rockhampton Hospital.

Amy Remeikis and Kristian Silva A foreign-trained doctor has been stood down and external investigators called in as more surgical procedures at Rockhampton Hospital are called into question.

Rockhampton Council believes old law gives it a share of Port Alma

Amy Remeikis A four-page document could prove the political equivalent of finding a Picasso in great-granny's attic.

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Police release comfit of Rockhampton rapist

Marissa Calligeros Police have released a comfit of a man wanted over the rape of a woman in central Queensland.

Minor flooding at Rockhampton evacuation centre

Rockhampton residents holed up in an evacuation centre had to pitch in to help stop floodwaters from inundating their safe haven.

Passengers injured in horse-drawn coach crash

A horse-drawn coach has crashed at Longreach.

Police believe 14 people were injured when a horse-drawn coach crashed at Longreach, a rural town west of Rockhampton, on Monday morning.

Three children in hospital after meningococcal outbreak

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Kristian Silva Two young children and a teenager from Rockhampton are in hospital after being diagnosed with meningococcal disease.

Doctors line up in support of surgeon Antonio Vega Vega accused of botching operations

The Medical Board of Australia will meet on Colleagues have come out in support of Urologist Antonio Vega Vega.

Colleagues of a doctor accused of botching four operations in Queensland have written testimonials in his defence.

Queensland high security prisons 'beyond capacity'

The number of people in all Queensland's prisons has soared to 7141since the Queensland government changed.

Tony Moore All but two of Queensland’s 11 high security prisons are now filled “beyond capacity”.

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Teen batts victim's boss faces court

The employer of a teenager who died under the Rudd government's home insulation scheme has appeared in a Queensland court charged with perjury.

Man in hospital after bashing

A man is in hospital after allegedly being set upon by four people while walking down a street in far north Queensland.

Reservoirs reclaimed for a song

Underground Opera

Natalie Bochenski The historic Spring Hill Reservoirs will be unlocked for the first time in decades, after an opera company inked a deal to convert one of the old tanks into a performance space.

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Surgeon a celebrated doctor before operations called into question

Central Queensland urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega is at the centre of an investigation into allegedly botched operations.

Amy Remeikis Dr Antonio Vega Vega was a highly regarded senior doctor who was one of the only surgeon's providing public urology services in Central Queensland.

Queensland health minister downplays foreign doctor concerns

Central Queensland urologist Dr Antonio Vega Vega is at the centre of an investigation into allegedly botched operations.

There's no evidence to suggest foreign-trained doctors are making more mistakes than those trained in Australia, Queensland's health minister says.

Miner dies underground at central Queensland coal mine

A miner has died at a Central Queensland mine.

A miner has died while working underground at a central Queensland coal mine.

'Noxious atmosphere' may have killed central Queensland mine worker

A worker has died at a central Queensland mine.

A miner who died while working underground at a central Queensland coal mine might have suffocated in a "noxious atmosphere", officials say.

Aurizon flags up to 480 job cuts

Rail operator Aurizon has flagged up to 480 workers could lose their job cuts as part of a restructure of its heavy maintenance operations in Queensland.

Mystery surrounds highway shooting claim

A woman has told police she was chased and had gunshots fired at her while driving on the Bruce Highway in central Queensland.

Police to scour Lake Awoonga for murdered pair

A lake in central Queensland may hold the remains of a couple who have been missing for more than a year.

Convictions of heroin hotshot killers stand

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Rae Wilson THE Central Queensland duo responsible for murdering a young man through a lethal heroin dose left in a letterbox will remain behind bars.