July 2016

Published a story 24th Jul 2016 5:38 PM

THE re-emergence of black lung has not been enough to encourage a quarter of Queensland coal mines to keep their dust limits under the legal threshold.

Three mines breach coal dust levels

THE re-emergence of black lung has not been enough to encourage a quarter of Queensland coal mines to keep their dust limits under the legal threshold.

Published a story 22nd Jul 2016 3:45 PM

MEET Ollie and Willow – two of the dozen dogs hunting down fire ants across south-east Queensland.

Ollie and Willow are keeping our schools fire ant free

MEET Ollie and Willow – two of the dozen dogs hunting down fire ants across south-east Queensland.

Published a story 22nd Jul 2016 12:05 PM

STRUGGLING abattoirs have been urged to “value add” to their products – a move Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller has dubbed the “rissole-led recovery”.

Abattoirs need a 'rissole-led recovery' says Labor MP

STRUGGLING abattoirs have been urged to “value add” to their products – a move Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller has dubbed the “rissole-led recovery”.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 6:38 PM

Mining Minister admits coal miners have lost confidence in his department and the Mines Inspectorate.

Minister admits miners have lost faith in mine department

Mining Minister admits coal miners have lost confidence in his department and the Mines Inspectorate.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 6:18 PM

Bob Katter is set to introduce legislation in Federal Parliament banning the NSW Government from selling power company Ausgrid to any foreign company.

Katter moves to stop Chinese buying NSW power infrastructure

Bob Katter is set to introduce legislation in Federal Parliament banning the NSW Government from selling power company Ausgrid to any foreign company.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 12:06 PM

LABOR MP Jo-Ann Miller has questioned her own government’s relationship with the consulting firm working on a number of developments.

Miller queries Labor's relationship with LNP donor

LABOR MP Jo-Ann Miller has questioned her own government’s relationship with the consulting firm working on a number of developments.

Published a story 20th Jul 2016 11:06 AM

BUNDAMBA MP Jo-Ann Miller has threatened to launch Right to Information requests about the infrastructure decision making processes of her own government.

Queensland MP threatens to hit own government with RTI

BUNDAMBA MP Jo-Ann Miller has threatened to launch Right to Information requests about the infrastructure decision making processes of her own government.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 2:19 PM

Miller renews calls to return the Goodna Cultural and Arts Centre to its former glory.

Miller calls for renewed Goodna Cultural Centre

Miller renews calls to return the Goodna Cultural and Arts Centre to its former glory.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 11:18 AM

IPSWICH MP and coal miner’s daughter Jo-Ann Miller has called on the Queensland Premier to hold a royal commission into black lung

Ipswich MP wants "royal commission into black lung"

IPSWICH MP and coal miner’s daughter Jo-Ann Miller has called on the Queensland Premier to hold a royal commission into black lung

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 10:55 AM

LEAKY pools, asbestos, parliamentary security and MP’s electoral office costs have dominated Peter Wellington’s time before the Queensland budget estimates hearing.

Speaker Peter Wellington quizzed about bees, asbestos

LEAKY pools, asbestos, parliamentary security and MP’s electoral office costs have dominated Peter Wellington’s time before the Queensland budget estimates hearing.

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Geoff has been working for the QT since August 2011 covering Ipswich’s rural areas. He started working for APN in January 2010 with the Chinchilla News in western Queensland after growing up on a grain farm. Geoff spends his time out of work watching far too much sport following the Reds, the Broncos and various American teams.