Latest News in Cairns

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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.

Pregnant mother-of-two 'too young to be sterilised' - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 17:32:10

A Queensland woman is battling to have her tubes tied after she says specialists denied her the procedure despite failed contraception resulting in three pregnancies.

Dan Galligan says the industry needs time to bed down the new sugar laws. - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:13:36
The Productivity Commission's view reregulation has stymied investment and competition in the sugar industry has failed to impress the Canegrowers organisation. The peak body's chief executive officer Dan Galligan says it it hard to see how it can be argued the laws are holding back the industry when negotiations between the parties are still ongoing.

Dominic Nolan has seized on the Productivity Commission's recommendation the new sugar laws be scrapped. - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:13:36
The draft Productivity Commission report - and in particular its recommendation to repeal the 'choice in sugar marketing' legislation - has reignited the bitter debate about why the laws were actually needed. Sugar millers have seized on the Productivity Commissioner's view re-regulation has stymied investment and competition. Dominic Nolan from the Australian Sugar Milling Council says it puts more pressure on the federal government to intervene.

Productivity report leaves sour taste for cane growers - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:13:36

A recommendation that Queensland's new sugar laws be repealed has been seized upon by millers and rejected by cane growers.

Queensland police to wear body cameras amid boost in digital evidence capacity - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:07:34

The Queensland Police Service is spending $6 million to roll out about 2,200 wearable cameras to officers across the state.

Indonesian Olympic weightlifter Eko Yuli Irawan - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:45:29

Indonesia needs Aussie help to chase Rio gold - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:45:29

If Indonesian athletes claim gold at the Rio Olympics, they can thank an Australian sports scientist from Cairns.

New sentinel herds give cattle industry a biosecurity boost - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 12:23:10

Australia's cattle industry has been given a biosecurity boost, with the establishment of three new sentinel herds, which will be routinely tested for signs of exotic pests and diseases.

Moulin Rouge audition draws regional dancers seeking Paris dream - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:33:56

The Moulin Rouge's associate artistic director visits Cairns in far north Queensland in her search for ladies, and a sprinkling of men, to join the legendary Paris cabaret.

Aaron Aeberli says there is potential for banana growers to use drones to monitor their crops. - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:58:06
UNE PHD candidate Aaron Aeberli is researching the use of remote sensing to detect banana diseases.

Drones could be answer to early disease detection in banana crops - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Banana growers may turn to technology already in use for crops such as sugar cane, wheat, cotton and peanuts.

Cairns teen found on mudflat after alleged rape, attempted rape - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:06:52

A teenager who is accused of the rape and the attempted rape of two women in separate incidents in Cairns was found by police hiding on mudflats which border the city centre.

Writable desks - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:45:33

Engaged students are happy students - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:45:33

Digital classroom - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:45:33

Open plan digital classrooms engage students to promote better learning - Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:45:33

Writing on your school desk was once a sure-fire way to get detention, but in some Queensland classrooms it is now being used to promote students working together.

Pauline Hanson responds to attack from Indigenous leader - Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:22:27

Queensland senator Pauline Hanson calls on Murrandoo Yanner to join her in tackling key issues affecting Indigenous communities after he launches a blistering attack against her at an arts fair in far north Queensland.

Bulldogs, Crows strengthen top four bids with big wins - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:18:05

The Adelaide Crows and Western Bulldogs strengthen their cases for top four finishes with convincing wins over Gold Coast and Collingwood respectively.

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Octopus Art - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:39:03

Carved Aurukun dog - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:39:03

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair Opening Night - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:39:03

Indigenous art in global spotlight at Cairns art fair - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:39:03

Prominent Indigenous artists gather in far north Queensland for the country's largest arts show of its kind.

Granulated sugar - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

A spoonful of sugar - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Cane field to coffee cup - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Sugar syrup - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Alf Delorenzi, cane harvester - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Harvest time - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Gerard Puglisi, cane farmer - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Cane field to coffee cup: sugar's journey from farmer to you - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Used in everything from coffee to curry, sugar is a key ingredient in many people's lives, but how much do you know about where it comes from?

Cane train - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Arrival at the mill - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Boiling the juice - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Extracting the juice - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:27:34

Broker working for ANZ jailed for stealing almost $300,000 - Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:29:18

A bank worker who used fake names to apply for loans to fund her $1,000-a-day drug habit is sentenced to four-and-a-half years jail, but could be paroled by December.

Conservationists buy shark net licence to stop it ending up in hands of fishers - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:57:35

Conservation group WWF Australia buys a commercial shark fishing licence in an unusual move to protect the predators in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and beyond.

Asian honey bees is the host of the deadly parasite, varroa mite, considered the greatest challenge facing world beekeeping - Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:43:54

Turtle and dugong - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Music and dance - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Barramundi billabong - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Barramundi seascape - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Incarcerated Indigenous artists express freedom from behind bars - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Indigenous artists incarcerated in Queensland prisons are being given the opportunity to showcase their work as part of the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).

City-scape - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Faces and spirits - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:58:06

Changes to stamp duty credited with making succession planning more affordable - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:10:39

The Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority hopes recent changes to stamp duty on family farm transfers will encourage more producers to consider their succession plans.

Fewer assaults in party precincts following new laws: police - Mon, 11 Jul 2016 07:07:35

There have been fewer assaults in party precincts over the two weekends since the introduction of new liquor laws, Queensland police say.

Car thefts double in Townsville amid high youth unemployment - Sun, 10 Jul 2016 15:52:32

Car theft in the north Queensland city of Townsville doubles, with almost a dozen vehicles being stolen on a bad night, figures show.

Researchers make breakthrough in better understanding killer bacteria - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:40:48

A deadly bacterium which kills tens of thousands of people a year can be spread through the sniff of a nose and travel to the brain and spinal cord in 24 hours, Queensland researchers find.

Queen bee breeders on high alert after varroa mite outbreak - Fri, 08 Jul 2016 13:50:33

Control measures to stop the spread of varroa mite could put northern queen bee breeders out of business.

Queensland woman 'contracted dengue fever strain normally found in monkeys' - Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:03:11

Researchers discover that a Queensland woman who fell ill with dengue fever in 2014 was infected with a variety usually transmitted between monkeys.