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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.

Bus driver attacks prompt safety review, union calls for cashless ticketing - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:05:48

The safety of Queensland bus drivers is under review amid concern that 350 drivers have been assaulted across the state in the past six months.

Tattoo artists, beauticians enlisted to help fight skin cancer - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:15:39

Queensland doctors are employing the help of hairdressers, beauticians and tattoo artists in the fight against skin cancer.

The Queensland Country Hour's Charlie McKillop reports on dramatic developments, which have derailed an industry buyout of the farm locked down with Panama TR4 - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:07:59
The planned buyout of a north Queensland banana farm is on hold as authorities investigate another suspected case of the plant fungus, Panama tropical race 4 (TR4). Authorities say the latest possible detection is on a different property to the Tully Valley farm, owned by the Robson family, which has been under strict quarantine since March last year.

Farm buyout on hold as Queensland authorities investigate suspected new case of banana virus - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:29:16

The planned buyout of a north Queensland banana farm is on hold as authorities investigate another suspected case of the plant fungus, Panama tropical race 4.

Community leader meeting over proposed gold mine near rock art - Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:16:39

The Cape York Land Council is set to meet today to discuss concerns over a proposed gold mine near an ancient Indigenous rock art site along the Laura River in the state's far north.

Mackay votes to stop adding fluoride to drinking water - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:47:29

Townsville will be the only major Queensland regional centre outside the south-east to fluoridate its water, after Mackay voted narrowly today to stop adding fluoride to its drinking supply, following the same decision by Gladstone in July.

Breathing through the noise - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:06:12

Should breathing be taught in schools? - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:06:12

Schools throughout far north Queensland are hoping that teaching students to breathe properly will help them achieve better academic results.

Classroom breathing - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:06:12

Queensland farmers welcome the backpacker tax reprieve, but wonder why it took the Government so long to fix the problem - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:44:12
Farmers are breathing a collective sigh of relief after the Government yesterday ended months of speculation about the future of its ill-fated backpacker tax. Many believe the lower tax rate for working holiday makers will put Australia back on an even keel against its major competitors, New Zealand and Canada. But has the damage already been done to our international reputation? The Queensland Country Hour's Charlie McKillop has been following reaction from around the state.

Queensland farmers relieved as backpacker tax uncertainty ends - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:44:12

Queensland farmers welcome an end to uncertainty about the Federal Government's ill-fated backpacker tax policy, but some are worried the damage is already done.

Paramedic punched in head, dragged from ambulance in alleged attack - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:47:17

A French national is charged with the assault of a female paramedic who was punched in the head and dragged out of an ambulance in Cairns early this morning.

Beleaguered Port Hinchinbrook sold after lengthy struggle - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:26:42

The north Queensland economy is set for a boost, with the successful sale of the beleaguered Port Hinchinbrook, which was hit by Cyclone Yasi in 2011. 

Kittyhawks on Horn Island - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Horn Island Airstrip during WWII - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

MV Mamutu - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Torres Strait Light Infantry - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Soldiers take a break - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Vanessa Seekee - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Meet the woman preserving Horn Island's most significant WWII sites - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:10:40

Vanessa Seekee is on a mission to preserve the history of Horn Island, which became one of the nation's most important defensive positions in World War II.

Greg Nicholas believes his tea reflects the pristine environmental values of the region in which it is produced - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:45:01
In the increasingly corporatised and globalised world of tea production, Greg Nicholas is carrying on the family's tea growing tradition in the Daintree rainforest of far north Queensland.

Football makes integration easier for Bhutanese refugees - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:35:57

A group of female Bhutanese refugees use the world game to integrate into Australian life.

Cairns's female Bhutanese refugee soccer team - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:35:57

Black marlin blogger Kelly Dalling-Fallon needs to unwind in her 'spare time - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

Captain Luke Fallon on the flybridge of Kekoa - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

Kelly Dalling-Fallon occasionally trades in her camera to reel in a catch of her own - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

Black marlin fishing is a multi-million industry in far north Queensland - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

Kekoa is a 56-foot, custom-built game fishing charter boat, based in Cairns - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

Husband-and-wife team Luke and Kelly Fallon describe why Cairns holds such a unique place on the world big marlin stage - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27
The pristine waters of the Coral Sea are renowned the world over for its big game fishing, including the most prized fish of all… the black marlin. This season marks 50 years since the first 1000-pound fish was reeled in off the coast of Cairns, cementing its reputation as home of the big fish. Charlie McKillop headed to the Marlin Marina in Cairns to find out what makes this multi-million dollar industry tick.

Cairns game fishing fleets marks start of historic black marlin season - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:42:27

The pristine waters of the Coral Sea are renowned the world over for its big game fishing, including the most prized of all, the elusive and magnificent black marlin.

Sharks set sights on stopping Cowboys danger man Taumalolo - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:18:50

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan has identified controlling rampaging North Queensland back rower Jason Taumalolo as key to the Sharks' chance of progressing to the NRL grand final.

Mayor of Wujal Wujal Desmond Tayley - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:21:31

Damselfish feel distress when separated from their 'friends', JCU researchers find - Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:31:44

Being separated from "friends" can be a stressful experience for some coral reef fish, a new study finds.

Thurston tips Cowboys to have mental edge over Sharks - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 06:45:09

The mental scars have finally healed for North Queensland but Cowboys playmaker Johnathan Thurston reckons they will be as raw as ever for Cronulla in Friday night's preliminary final at Sydney Football Stadium.

Mining town in ruins - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

Mine entrance after the explosion - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

Aftermath of the explosion - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

Black smoke in memory - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

Cliff and Nel Franklin - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

Relatives gather to remember Queensland's worst mining disaster - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 09:35:46

A plume of black smoke hangs in the air over Mount Mulligan, marking the 95th anniversary of Queensland's worst mining disaster.

Cairns health executives 'received perks' as operating costs blew out - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:14:32

Three executives at the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service received perks in their contracts, the ABC understands, pushing the wage bill up for the embattled service.

'It will take years to recover': GBR coral damaged, dead from bleaching - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:12:25

New images of the northern Great Barrier Reef reveal more evidence of the long-term impact of this year's coral bleaching event, with coral bleached and in danger four months ago now dying off.

Enhanced safety measures aimed at curbing violence against Queensland health workers - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:19:58

More Queensland doctors and nurses will use body-worn cameras, CCTV cameras will be upgraded and more security officers will be hired to reduce physical and verbal violence against health workers.

Cairns Hospital board resigns over $80m deficit - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:31:24

The Cairns Hospital board resigns in response to revelations the far north Queensland health district is facing an $80 million deficit this financial year.

Cairns Hospital district $80m in the red, board members facing sack - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:39:58

The Cairns Hospital board faces the sack over what Queensland Health Minister Cameron Dick is calling a rapidly deteriorating financial position.

The Ukulele Angels - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:42:28

Strumming the 'uke' - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:42:28

Playing to the ward - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:42:28

Singing, strumming students bring joy to cancer patients - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:42:28

The Ukulele Angels, a group of students from St Andrew's Catholic College in Cairns, volunteer their time to brighten the lives of cancer patients.

Motion to spilt Queensland into two states defeated - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:14:43

Queensland Parliament votes against the idea of splitting the state in two, with the LNP joining with Labor to defeat the motion 82 to 3.