Miners required to contribute to rehabilitation fund for new Queensland mines

Resources companies will need to financially contribute to rehabilitate abandoned mines in Queensland, under legislation passed in State Parliament. But the new rules don't apply to existing mines.

Sharks ‘bigger and fatter’ and numbers ‘out of control’ in north Queensland, fisher says

One of Queensland's last remaining commercial shark fishermen warns shark numbers in north Queensland are "out of control" and he is surprised there have not been far more people mauled by the animals.

Island ‘in the middle of nowhere’ gets go-ahead for $1.2b development

There are no roads, no sewerage, no bridge, and no water but the Queensland Government overrules a local council giving the green light to a plan to build 700 homes and hundreds more units on a remote island.