National News

Qld to screen miners for lung disease

The Queensland government give thousands of metal mine and quarry workers free chest x-rays and restrict dust levels at mines in a bid to cut high levels of lung disease.

Qld sets up unit to deal with NSW patients

The Queensland government will set up a unit to deal with interstate residents who need specialist healthcare after coming under sustained criticism about border closures.

Palmer builds UAP Qld election war chest

Clive Palmer's companies have pumped funds into his United Australia Party as he tries to topple Queensland's Labor government at the upcoming state election.

Aged care sector to receive $563m package

Australia's troubled aged care sector will receive a $563 million boost after more than 450 deaths and ongoing political pressure on the federal government.

SA power upgrades as solar debate rages

Upgrades to South Australia's electricity network, to handle more solar power being pumped into the grid, are underway as debate rages over the impact of solar systems on future blackouts.