What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands?

What happens to small towns whose water becomes big business for bottled brands?

By Emma Kathryn White and Rebecca Louise Nelson Posted May 17, 2018 08:16:37 Photo: Governments only tend to spend serious money on groundwater investigations once people start running out of water. (ABC Tropical North: Sophie Kesteven) Groundwater being pumped from a highland aquifer, only to be whisked away in tankers …

Fossickers strike gold at central Queensland town’s newly opened sites after a decade of lobbying

Fossickers strike gold at central Queensland town’s newly opened sites after a decade of lobbying

Updated May 05, 2018 11:21:50 Photo: Prospectors Angela Wells and Anne Robijn have been fossicking in Clermont for more than a decade. (ABC Tropical North: Rachel Riga) Keen gold prospectors are flocking to a small town in central Queensland to try their luck in two newly opened areas of Blair …

Self-sufficiency amid tiny town’s calm anarchy a source of strength when disaster strikes

Self-sufficiency amid tiny town’s calm anarchy a source of strength when disaster strikes

Posted March 29, 2018 08:00:24 Photo: Wagait Beach is a 120km journey by car from Darwin or a 10-minute ride by ferry. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) Perched on the north-eastern tip of the Cox Peninsula, Wagait Beach can seem very isolated or not isolated at all, depending on how …