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Woman rescued after Gemfields mine shaft fall

CENTRAL Highlands emergency services mobilised on Saturday afternoon for a dramatic four-hour rescue of a woman who had fallen 10 metres down a underground...

Man dies in car crash near Comet

A 46-year-old man has died after a collision between two cars at Comet earlier this morning. Initial investigations indicate that shortly before 7am, a Toyota...

Storms leave trail of damage

ERGON crews were kept busy on Monday night after intense storm cells battered the Gemfields, Capella and Rolleston regions. Power lines were knocked down, shade...

Dam rises above 35% and it’s not over yet

IT has been five long years since the Fairbairn Dam reached more than 35 per cent. Inflow from the catchment after the rain event in...

Mining Union condemns attempt to import foreign labour

ATTEMPTS by a Queensland coal mining company to import foreign labour has been condemned by the Mining and Energy Union. Sojitz Blue has applied to...

Air and land search for missing woman

POLICE have commenced a land and air search for a 19-year-old woman who was last seen in Richmond on October 16. Tea Wright-Finger was last...

Kids to farms roadshow hits the Highlands

Four walls were left behind for a walk into the Central Highlands classroom of life for some lucky students as part of the Educating...

Storms last Central Highlands

THE Central Highlands was deluged by a rain band on Tuesday into the night that had dumped more than 100ml in Emerald, the Gemfields...

Moranbah woman arrested, charged with fraud

DETECTIVES from the Moranbah Criminal Investigation Branch investigating alleged auction fraud have charged a local woman with 16 counts of fraud. It will be alleged...

Inquiry targeting regional mobile infrastructure

MOBILE infrastructure services across regional Australia will be the focus of a new parliamentary inquiry. The House Communications and the Arts Committee will hear...

Manufacturing roadmap to jobs unveiled for Jobs and Energy Plan

THE State Government has released an updated Queensland Advanced Manufacturing Roadmap, to help thousands of manufacturers create good, secure jobs following the release of...

Boyce calls on ALP to honour Flynn funding commitments

FEDERAL Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce has called on the Federal Labor Government to honour the almost $1bn of election commitments that were made...

Minister a reluctant visitor to Highlands

Queensland Minister for Resources and Critical Minerals Scott Stewart has refused to commit to visiting the Central Queensland Gemfields or the Winton Opal fields...