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Miners will be compelled to pay to clean up old mine sites

Miners will be compelled to pay to clean up old mine sites

However, not everyone is happy with the bill, with claims it does not go far enough.

  • by Felicity Caldwell

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Premier launches inquiry into the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia
Euthanasia

Premier launches inquiry into the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia

The Queensland community's views on supporting the legalisation of euthanasia and safeguards to protect vulnerable people will be canvassed.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland's threatened species efforts 'lack purpose, direction'
Biodiversity

Queensland's threatened species efforts 'lack purpose, direction'

A report has found environmental officers' plans are ad hoc and unlikely to conserve or recover many threatened species.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Four in five Queenslanders want miners to foot clean-up bills
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Mining

Four in five Queenslanders want miners to foot clean-up bills

A new poll comes as the Queensland Parliament is set to debate a bill which will make mining companies pay into a fund to rehabilitate land.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland proposal to open up medicinal cannabis access
Medicine

Queensland proposal to open up medicinal cannabis access

Specialists would be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients the same as other controlled or restricted medicine, such as codeine.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland to close blue card loophole for murderers and rapists
Child safety

Queensland to close blue card loophole for murderers and rapists

The granting of a blue card earlier this year to a student accused of raping a woman sparked outrage from state opposition and women's advocates.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Prisoners with terrorism links to remain locked up in Queensland
Terrorism

Prisoners with terrorism links to remain locked up in Queensland

People accused of having links to terrorism will find it harder to get bail or parole in Queensland.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Tussle over a key Cross River Rail contract's due dates
Cross River Rail

Tussle over a key Cross River Rail contract's due dates

The opposition has questioned whether a key Cross River Rail contract has been delayed but the government insists it is on track.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Almost one in five Queensland workers likely victims of wage theft
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Almost one in five Queensland workers likely victims of wage theft

Wage theft could be costing Queensland workers more than $1 billion in lost earnings every year, a report reveals.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
The mining industry and powerful CFMMEU join forces on mining reforms
Mining

The mining industry and powerful CFMMEU join forces on mining reforms

The resources industry and a powerful union have teamed up to call on the Labor state government to delay aspects of its mining rehabilitation bill.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Five-point plan, not drumlines, to stop shark attacks in Cid Harbour
Shark

Five-point plan, not drumlines, to stop shark attacks in Cid Harbour

The Queensland government has announced its plan to protect visitors to the Whitsundays after three shark attacks, including one fatal mauling, in Cid Harbour.

  • by Felicity Caldwell