Temperatures at the bottom of Australia's deepest gold mine are close to 30 degrees Celsius and the humidity is like something out of the tropics with long shifts making it a tough slog for miners.
The head of Adani Australia says he does not believe a Shorten government poses a risk to the company's proposed Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.
Farm lobby AgForce says more than $800 million in sheep and cattle died during the worst floods seen for 50 years. In total, the damage bill could be pushing $2 billion.
With the Queensland Government facing mounting pressure by mining giant Adani to give final approvals for the proposed Carmichael mine, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk urges the company to fulfil its requirements and submit its outstanding rail plans.
Charges against a WA drilling company over a workplace accident, where a mine worker survived being crushed by a drilling rig, are dropped by prosecutors due to the "unavailability of witnesses".
CSIRO was set to answer questions about the Adani project in Senate Estimates, then Scott Morrison called the election — and Labor is accusing the Prime Minister of gagging the Parliament.
If Environment Minister Melissa Price didn't give the go ahead before an election was called, an opportunity would be lost, write Stephen Long and Michael Slezak.