Tony Moore

Tony Moore

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

Toxic Queensland Nickel dam 'full': environment minister

Tony Moore The toxic tailings dam at the Queensland Nickel plant near Townsville is "full" and may have over-flowed, Queensland's Environment Minister Andrew Powell has been told.

Clive Palmer halts Queensland Nickel plant operations

Mirabela Nickel has been buoyed by a rise in the nickel price, gaining as much as 12 per cent.

Tony Moore Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel on Monday temporarily stopped work at its nickel factory 25 kilometres north of Townsville which has been badly affected by almost 300 mm of rain.

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Mines handling risks pollution and legal action: report

Tony Moore Ministers accused of putting environment at risk and exposed state to legal action.

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Bonded Stores: Queensland Heritage Council members to sit out vote

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Tony Moore Two Queensland Heritage Council members have declared conflicts of interest and will not vote on whether to add Margaret Street’s historic Bonded Stores Buildings to the Queensland Heritage Register.

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Privatise assets to fund infrastructure, Warren Truss tells Queensland

Legacy Way Tunnel in Brisbane

Tony Moore Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss has suggested Queensland follow the lead of New South Wales, which has offered 99-year leases on ports to raise billions of dollars for infrastructure projects.

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Legacy Way and BaT tunnel to be linked, ending long commute from western suburbs

Bus/rail tunnel

Tony Moore One of Brisbane's worst traffic crawls - the bus trip from the western suburbs through the city and out to the southside - is set to be shortened by more than 15 minutes.

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Bonded store buildings link to key parts of Brisbane history, says submission

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Tony Moore The O'Reilly family that is linked to three century-old buildings in Margaret Street facing demolition are pioneers of the Australian steamship trade and a key part of Brisbane's port history.

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Toxic waste releases never permitted by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Tony Moore The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has never issued a permit for wastewater to be released to the reef from the nickel plant near Townsville, which has been owned by mining entrepreneur...

Clive Palmer's waste could leak onto Great Barrier Reef: Minister

Clive Palmer presser (Thumbnail)

Tony Moore ‘‘Significant risk’’ toxic sludge from Queensland Nickel refinery will contaminate the Great Barrier Reef, says government.

Queensland prisons hold record number of criminals

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Tony Moore The Queensland Government's tough on crime approach has put an extra 832 people in prison since June 2012 at a cost to taxpayers of an extra $96.72 million a year.

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Queensland measles outbreak linked to Asian travel

Measles

Tony Moore Queensland's health authorities are about to issue a blunt warning to Queenslanders travelling to Bali, Thailand and the Philippines to check their measles immunisation is up to date.

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Coalition election campaign in Brisbane

Campbell Newman

Tony Moore The Coalition will hold its federal election campaign launch in Brisbane on Sunday as it officially begins its bid to wrest power from the Kevin Rudd-led Labor Party.

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Great Barrier Reef trust promised by Coalition

Great Barrier Reef

Tony Moore The Coalition wants to set up a $40 million Reef Trust - jointly co-ordinated by Queensland and federal governments - to manage the Great Barrier Reef.

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Wiped off the map, Mutchilba fights back

Map of Queensland

Tony Moore One of Queensland's best little mango towns is fighting to puts its name back on the map after its residents last week learned their town did not technically exist.

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Australia adds two skink species

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Tony Moore Australia has added two more species of skink to its 420 — which is around a third of the world total.

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Joh's Stradbroke land-for-bridge plan

Joh Bjelke-Petersen.

Tony Moore The Bjelke-Petersen government considered gifting 800 hectares of prime crown land on North Stradbroke Island to developers in order to build a bridge across Moreton Bay, a 1982 cabinet document...

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Health services close across state

The Minister For Heath Lawrence Springborg speaks during question time in Parliament in brisbane. 17th of May 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Tony Moore Queensland's health services are under massive pressure statewide as health districts make tough decisions to close services and cut staff to meet budget fund reductions.

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Nurses union wants talks in wake of attack

Generic nurse.

Tony Moore The Queensland Nurses Union will urgently write to Queensland Health today seeking urgent talks over statewide nurse safety after two chilling abduction attempts near Princess Alexandra Hospital over...

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West prepares to get wild

Cyclone Yasi.

Tony Moore When you are 412 kilometres inland from Cairns and almost halfway to the Gulf of Carpentaria, you don't automatically think your town needs to prepare for cyclones.