Tony Moore

Tony Moore

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

Insurance hikes in tropical Queensland damaging business, owners claim

Tony Moore A North Queensland small businesses is questioning insurance premiums which have quadrupled in three years, describing them as "anti-business" and hurting north Queensland.

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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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'World's biggest' silica mine damaged by Cyclone Ita

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Tony Moore The world's biggest silica mine at Cape Flattery - providing the silica used in 90 per cent of the world's flat screen TVs - was extensively damaged when Cyclone Ita swept across the coast on Friday...

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Karawatha Forest project work to begin

Tony Moore Brisbane’s 900-hectare Karawatha Forest will finally get the southside’s first environmental learning centre when work starts in September.

Recycled stormwater to irrigate playing fields

Tony Moore Seven stormwater harvesting centres are going to be built across Brisbane parks and reserves over the next 20 months at a cost of $10.78 million.

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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Development to bring 1500 units to West End

The Absoe Furniture site at West End.

Tony Moore A Sydney developer has paid $42 million for a West End building site, with plans to build up to 1500 apartments in the suburb over the next five years.

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BP Bulwer clean up could take years

BP Bulwer Island refinery in Brisbane

Tony Moore It will take years to remove toxic material, processing plants, tanks and pipework from BP's Bulwer Island petrol and oil refinery at the mouth of the Brisbane river.

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Paroled inmates unable to find accommodation returning to prison at $70,000 a year

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Tony Moore Queensland prisoners eligible for parole are struggling to find suitable accommodation so some are spending up to two years longer than they need to in jail, each costing taxpayers $70,000 a year.

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Forward Brisbane Leadership: a colourful history

Tony Moore Forward Brisbane Leadership - the fundraising trust that catapulted Campbell Newman to Brisbane’s lord mayoralty and the Queensland premier’s job - was always colourful.

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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Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens to add lagoon, amphitheatre

An artist impression of the Botanic Gardens expansion at Mt Coot-tha.

Tony Moore Work on the biggest expansion to Brisbane’s Botanical Garden in 40 years will be revealed Wednesday morning in the parkland at the Legacy Way tunnel at Toowong.

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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 toll to remain a mystery

Construction work underway on the Legacy Way tunnel.

Tony Moore It will be another 12 months before Brisbane motorists learn exactly how much they will pay to use Brisbane's $1.5 billion Legacy Way tunnel between Toowong and the Inner City Bypass.

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Six dams need safety upgrades: Seqwater

Tony Moore Major work is needed on six of southeast Queensland’s dams over the next five years to make sure that they continue to operate safely, a Seqwater spokesman said.

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

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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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Linville dam could bring tourist dollars

Linville in the Brisbane Valley, as seen in an entry in the Somerset Regional Council photography competition.

Tony Moore A new dam in the Brisbane Valley could breathe life into a dying town north of Somerset Dam, the region’s mayor believes.

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