Tony Moore

Tony Moore

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

Reduction in TAFE will hurt youth unemployment: union

Tony Moore Controversial changes to Queensland’s TAFE sector will worsen - rather than help - Queensland’s emerging youth unemployment problem, the president of Queensland Teachers Union Kevin Bates...

Queensland aims for 'Rolls Royce' youth mental health plan

The state government is pursuing significant reform in youth mental health.

Tony Moore Queensland is heading towards a new five–tiered, youth psychiatric care model.

Petition calls for probe into Barrett centre closure

Tony Moore An online petition calling for a formal Commission of Inquiry into the handling of the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Psychiatric Centre at Wacol has this morning been set up by a former worker.

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Card sharks, cheating and casinos: the public servant remembers

Sir Leo Hielscher alongside then-premier Anna Bligh.

Tony Moore Can you imagine the state’s under treasurer sitting in a dark room in Las Vegas being shown by card sharks how to cheat at gambling?

Queensland CSIRO staff to protest scientific brain drain

CSIRO Staff Association fears up to 100 Queensland jobs will go as a result of nation-wide cuts.

Tony Moore Up to 100 CSIRO jobs could go in Queensland from the 700 to be lost Australia-wide, the CSIRO's Staff Association said Tuesday mornings.

Queensland port sales 'not as valuable as NSW'

Ports play a significant role in the state government's asset sale agenda.

Tony Moore Australia's leading pro-infrastructure body says the Queensland Government will receive more for the long-term leases of port assets than the Newman Government is estimating.

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Pensioner anger over concession cuts grows

Seniors groups want to meet with government about cuts to concessions.

Tony Moore Council of the Ageing asks for urgent talks with Campbell Newman.

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Dramatic state government changes save BCC $1b rates headache

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Tony Moore The Queensland Government on Wednesday night dramatically staved off a potential $2.3 billion challenge from Queensland's ratepayers against 20 of the state's biggest councils.

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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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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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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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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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Toxic Queensland Nickel dam 'full': environment minister

Bleached coral occurs when extreme temperatures, increased UV rays, disease, chemicals, silinity and exposure to air and rain at extreme low tides occur - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland 2011

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.

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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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Budget provides $280 million for final section of Ipswich Motorway

a line of trucks along the ipswich motorway just outside ipswich. 28th of January 2012. Photo: Harrison Saragossi

Tony Moore Tuesday's Federal Budget will contain $280 million to finish the final section of the Ipswich Motorway and $1.3 billion for Toowoomba's range crossing Fairfax Media can reveal.

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Thousands of Qld federal servants face budget cuts

Brisbane branch of the Department of Immigration.

Tony Moore About 18,500 Queensland-based federal government employees face a nervous wait for the budget to be unveiled today, with indications 16,000 public sector jobs could be slashed across the country.

Earthquakes felt near proposed dam sites

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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.

CSIRO cuts to hit alternative fuel research

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Tony Moore Research in geothermal energy, carbon capture and biofuels take brunt.

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