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

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.