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Latest News in Cairns

See below for the latest and breaking news in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

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Cairns & TNQ News


Latest ABC Cairns & Tropical North Queensland News

Below are listed news articles taken from the ABC News website, relating to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

All aboard for departure - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:06:22

Nostalgic ride the perfect birthday present for 99-year-old railway worker's daughter - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:06:22

To celebrate her 99th birthday Edna Taylor and her family have been treated to a scenic rail journey past the lookout named after her father.

A memorable journey - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:06:22

Costa sees growth in berry and citrus sales as part of profit lift - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:41:56

Costa, Australia's leading producer of citrus, mushrooms, tomatoes and bananas announces a $25 million profit after tax, up by 485 per cent.

Anti-litter push taps into smokers' competitive side - Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:31:44

A new anti-litter campaign aimed at reducing the amount of cigarette butts on Australian streets is tapping into the competitive side of smoking litterbugs.

Dozens of airports across Australia being monitored for toxic foam contamination - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:56:58

Investigations continue into the impact of toxic firefighting chemicals at 36 airports across the country, Airservices Australia says.

Army rolls out to build resilience in remote Cape York community - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:00

The population of a remote Cape York community has nearly tripled with the deployment of a special regiment of Army personnel.

Working with community - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:00

Planning construction - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:00

Mucking in - Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:27:00

Jellyfish cameras to provide early warning on stingers in Queensland's north - Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:22:26

Scientists are rolling out new cameras across northern Queensland to better protect beachgoers from jellyfish this summer.

'No evidence' of past systematic mistreatment at youth detention centre: CCC - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:26:47

Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission does not believe the alleged mistreatment of children at Townsville's youth detention centre is systemic.

Management role a 'dream come true' for IMP graduate - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:26:30

Indigenous Marathon Project graduate Elsie Seriat will trade marathons for management after landing her dream job under the wing of Robert de Castella.

Darren Macumboy and Wilfred Accoom - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:27:54

Lockhart River councillor Paul Piva - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:27:54

Lockhart River on the road to local success - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:27:54

A remote Cape York Aboriginal Shire Council takes a 'local first' approach to awarding civil works contracts in a bid to build home-grown entrepreneurs.

Finals on their mind as off the boil PNG Hunters suffer heavy defeat - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:25:00
The PNG Hunters will end the home and away season in fourth place on the Intrust Super Cup ladder after going down to a heavy defeat against Northern Pride in Cairns by 40 points to 16.

Turtle hatchling Jardine River - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:34:21

Apudthama Rangers with turtle cage - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:34:21

Apudthama Ranger helping turtle - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:34:21

Careless tourists crush sea turtle nests on remote beaches - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:34:21

Turtles have a survival rate of one in 1,000 reaching adulthood because of predators including sea birds, fish, sharks and crocodiles, but rangers say tourists should be added to that list.

Glen Murray reckons his fishy products are going down a treat with the pooches - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:29:42
No commercial fisherman ever wants to throw away or waste a fish he's worked hard to catch. But that's no longer a problem for Glen Murray -- he's found a way to value-add his product and these days the only challenge is keeping up with demand... not from human consumers, but from the lucrative pet market.

Fishy products go down a 'treat' in lucrative pet market - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:29:42

Commercial fisherman Glen Murray couldn't give away his low-grade fish, now he's flat out keeping up with demand for his seafood treats for pets.

Cape York grazier Emma Jackson says the vote is a win for the 'minority voice' but won't mean a green light for tree clearing - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:27:25
Residents of Cape York Peninsula again have found themselves in the middle of a devisive environmental debate about what landholders can and cannot do on their properties. The decision by the State Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, to vote against the government's amendments to tree clearing laws have been welcomed by many of his constituents on the peninsula... but Emma Jackson from Wolverston Station, halfway between Weipa and Coen, says there is room for improvement but the proposed changes would have been a retrograde step.

Queensland tree clearing laws fail, prompting reef claim - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 06:37:14

The minority Palaszczuk Government fails to get enough support from the crossbenchers to pass its toughened tree clearing laws, a defeat that it says will put the Great Barrier Reef at risk of losing its World Heritage listing.

Roy 'Shorty' Mawer - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:22

Shorty's customised fuel tank - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:22

Shorty's customised fender - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:22

Shorty's customised rear fender - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:22

Motorcycles, mates and memories offer freedom for Vietnam war veterans - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:03:22

The memories of his time in Vietnam are nothing but a blur when Roy 'Shorty' Mawer hits the road with his mates.

The Bedford bar - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:02:09

Push for 'drive on left' signs to reduce tourist-related crashes - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:31:00

The RACQ wants popular Queensland tourist locations to consider adding "drive on left" signage to their roadsides with the aim of reducing visitor-related road accidents.

Award-winning scientist encourages others to 'tell the world about your research' - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:36:00

Unlike the parasitic worms he spends much of his time researching, Dr Paul Giacomin is not one to shy away from the spotlight.

Dr Paul Giacomin - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 07:36:00

Independent MP offered apparent sweetener for tree clearing law support - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:57:40

The Queensland Government appears to have done a deal with independent MP Billy Gordon in a bid to get its controversial tree clearing laws passed, but the bill's passage is still not a certainty.

NT, Qld worst areas for heart hospitalisations, data shows - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 06:22:11

Those living in the most disadvantaged communities are twice as likely to be hospitalised for a heart condition than those from affluent areas, with the NT and Queensland having the highest rates of admissions, Heart Foundation research shows.

Rival bills to remove child abuse claim time limit - Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:40:35

Child protection advocacy group Bravehearts backs a private member's bill in Queensland Parliament to remove time limits for lodging damages claims for child sexual abuse.

Wind farm depiction - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:07:41

Mount Brown wind farm - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:07:41

Traditional land on Cape York Peninsula opens to tourists - Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:26:42

Nearly two years after an historic land hand-back, an Aboriginal group is for the first time taking tourists to its traditional land on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula.

Great Barrier Reef targets 'very challenging' - Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:44:44

Conservation group WWF says governments will find it challenging to meet health targets set for the Great Barrier Reef, following the release of a report that estimates an extra $8.2 billion is needed to save the reef over the next decade.

Cost to save Great Barrier Reef tops $8b, report finds - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:59:48

It will cost $8.2 billion to save the Great Barrier Reef, a report by the Queensland Government's Water Science Taskforce finds.

Leon Collins says buying out the Tully banana farm is the industry's best chance of containing Panama TR4 - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:50:58
Banana growers are being urged to vote 'yes' for a levy that would raise $3 million towards buying out the only known farm in Queensland to be infected with Panama tropical race 4. Leon Collins lives and farms next door to the property and believes closing it down and destroying the banana trees is the industry's best chance of containing the deadly soil borne disease.

Banana growers urged to vote 'yes' for levy - Thu, 11 Aug 2016 16:50:58

It is crunch time for the Australian banana industry as growers vote on whether to buy out the Queensland farm infected with Panama tropical race four.

large sawfish in sea - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:33:39

Sawfish gets measured - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:33:39

Sawfish populations easier to find by searching for traces of DNA - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:33:39

Researchers of Australia's four species of rare sawfish develop an easier way to find the estuaries the fish exist in.

sawfish on river bed - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:33:39

'Lazy' tiger sharks opt to feed on dead turtles for 'easy feast', researchers find - Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:52:03

A decade-long tiger shark study on the Great Barrier Reef finds the apex predators prefer an easy meal to stalking prey.

Jetstar flight makes emergency landing in Guam - Sun, 07 Aug 2016 14:41:54

A Jetstar flight heading from Tokyo to the Gold Coast makes an emergency landing on the Pacific island of Guam after the crew shut down one of the plane's engines mid-flight.