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Australia: Hunt continues for people exposed to drug-resistant TB
Queensland Health is still searching for people in the state's far north who may have been exposed to a multi-drug resistant strain of tuberculosis .
Fisherman sleeps with croc under bed
An Australian fisherman who caught a 6 1/2-foot crocodile on his birthday said he took the animal home and had it sleep under his bunk bed.
Opposition wants review of Qld breakout
OPPOSITION immigration spokesman Scott Morrison says an "organised gang" involved in the sophisticated breakout of asylum seekers from a remote Queensland detention centre have taken things "to a whole new level". He says the daring escape into the wilds of Cape York raises serious questions about the support networks operating in the general ... (more)
No where to go for FNQ domestic violence victims
A lack of emergency accommodation in far north Queensland outside of Cairns is forcing domestic violence victims to remain in "unsafe situations" say welfare service providers.
Thu May 23, 2013
Patients to get better after-hours GP access
The Far North Queensland Medicare Local says extending the opening hours of health clinics will help take pressure off local hospitals.
Vietnam nationals caught after Qld escape
The group are understood to have climbed over a fence at the Scherger detention centre, about 15km east of Weipa, on Thursday.
Locals shut out by miner's FIFO deal
THE central Queensland town of Moranbah is about to be hit by a jobs boom, but local residents are not welcome to apply.
The New York futures contract fell below 17 cents a pound to levels...
At at a time when fishers feel under threat from regulatory and economic pressures, many feel its peak lobby group has been M-I-A. But, Scott Wiseman has challenged members to unite behind the organisation after a year in which it's been stripped of State Government funding and plagued by internal turmoil.
Wed May 22, 2013
No decision yet on FNQ youth boot camp
Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie says he will not decide on the location for a trial boot camp in the state's far north until a new operator has been picked.
Kid at heart Inglis all grown up: Williams
A self-proclaimed "big kid", Greg Inglis has matured into a young man aware of the influence he has on-and-off the field says friend and former Cowboys' star Ty Williams.
Tough times for turtle centre
A Queensland turtle rehabilitation centre is calling on the Federal Government for funding as the "sentinels of the sea" continue to struggle post-Cyclone Yasi.
Tue May 21, 2013
Reforms helping young people says Indigenous leader
The governing body for a far north Queensland Indigenous community says young Aboriginal leaders are emerging as a result of continued welfare reform.
Mon May 20, 2013
Trio witness total annular eclipse in Australia
The moon moves in orbit between the earth and the sun and blocks the sun from view in a solar eclipse.
Harding hoses down fears of Cairns bias
JAMES Cook University vice-chancellor Professor Sandra Harding has moved to allay fears Townsville will be overlooked in favour of Cairns for a multimillion-dollar innovation precinct.
Fri May 17, 2013
Gun crime on the rise despite amnesty
Illegal firearms surrendered during the gun amnesty being destroyed by Senior Constable Tony Fishburn, at Loganholme Police Station.
Carr cancels 457 visa of PNG's 'most wanted' man
AUSTRALIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER BOB CARR has used his special powers to cancel the 457 visa issued by the Gillard government to an alleged crime boss wanted in Papua New Guinea over the theft of $30 million.
Deadly TB fuels fears of spread
A KILLER strain of mutant drug-resistant tuberculosis has claimed its latest victim in Queensland as health officials investigate reports of malaria and cholera cases in the state's far North.
Thu May 16, 2013
Little danger to community in hunt for fugitive
Police have reassured residents in Cobram and surrounding districts there is little danger to them in the hunt for wanted fugitive Graham Gene Potter.
Wed May 15, 2013
Nurses protest against 'privatisation'
NURSES are staging protests in North Queensland as they continue to fight what they say is the privatisation of hospitals and health services.
Yellowing cane 'doesn't look like a disease'
A senior agronomist says the appearance of yellow cane in Mackay in north Queensland might not be disease-related, but could be a result of local environmental problems.