‘Can’t afford to see a doctor’: Mackay hospitals record Qld’s highest increase in non-urgent cases

An increasing number of patients in Queensland's Mackay region are visiting the emergency department for prescriptions and minor medical issues.

Lead levels prompt bubbler shut-off, but the bigger concern is closer to home

Brass fittings and taps found to cause elevated levels of lead in drinking water continue to be installed in homes, businesses and schools, experts say.