Mining town parents turning down jobs because they cannot get childcare

Parents living in a coal mining town are turning down jobs because there is no childcare available

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Moranbah, in central Queensland, has one of Australia's lowest unemployment rates at just 1.6 per cent, less than a third of the national unemployment rate of 5.2 per cent.
The Isaac Regional Council promotes the town as a family-friendly option for parents employed in the mining industry, allowing workers to avoid the fly-in-fly-out lifestyle and come home at the end of their shift.