Queensland's last productive uranium mine will be re-opened under a plan to resume mining the resource in the state.

The Newman government is restarting uranium mining, ending a long-standing ban, and hopes to exploit reserves worth about $10 billion, including $8 billion in the state’s northwest. Uranium mining was banned in Queensland in 1989, but it hasn’t been mined since 1982 when the Mary Kathleen mine, near Mount Isa,…