5 hrs ago
Great Barrier Reef Will Be 'Pretty Ugly' By 2050, Researchers Say
Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee this week to review how federal and local governments have managed the reef.
Trending on the Topix Network
14 hrs ago
Sydney Morning Herald
DJs deal never in doubt, says chairman
David Jones chairman Gordon Cairns has revealed that South African retailer Woolworths would have "walked away" from a $2.2 billion takeover proposal for Australia's oldest department store chain if it were forced to pay more than $4 a share.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
North Queensland connectivity wars
Townsville has won the battle of north Queensland connectivity, being described by NBN Co as "the most NBN ready place in Australia."
Business groups reject fears over Aquis casino takeover bid
A group of Cairns leaders has written to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, rejecting concerns there will be reduced competition if the developers of the proposed Aquis resort take over the city's only other casino.
What will a slice of paradise cost?
PARADISE is being prepared for sale as thousands of blocks of prime Queensland coastal land are surveyed and made ready for the open market.
Fibre production drives deforestation in Indonesia
Forests in Indonesia are increasingly being levelled to make way for plants for pulp and paper production, as in this site in Sumatra.
Beyond the North–South Culture Wars
A new book, Beyond the North-South Culture Wars - Reconciling Northern Australia's Recent Past With Its Future by Allan Dale, explores the conflicts which exist between northern and southern Australia.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Chasing a dream: From the tropics to the snow fields
Cairns' Lara Hudson is swapping far north Queensland for Scandinavia and fashion for fur to live out her dream of becoming a dog-sledder.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
A new measure of biodiversity
A new approach to measuring biodiversity has uncovered some biologically important but currently unprotected areas in Western Australia, while confirming the significance of the world heritage listed Wet Tropics rainforests in the country's north-east.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
More discount store closures to cost jobs
A further 27 jobs are set to go in far north Queensland, with the closure of two more discount stores.
Aquis resort plans spark 'possibility' of northern beaches 'super college'
Barron River state MP Michael Trout says a 'super college' could be built on Cairns' northern beaches in far north Queensland if the proposed Aquis resort is approved.
David Jones takeover clears last hurdle
The Federal Court has approved South African retail giant Woolworths' $2.2 billion takeover of David Jones, but not before a dramatic last-minute intervention from the Australian and Securities and Investments Commission.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
50 years of collecting, protecting and sharing Indigenous culture at...
High on the wall inside the entrance to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies hang two huge dot paintings known by the staff as 'Toyota Dreaming'.
G20 rehearsal to put city in lockdown
Journalist Phil Hawkes discusses Brisbane's upcoming G20 meeting and says there's been some clever marketing behind the event.
Dredge danger for coral
CORAL is twice as likely to contract disease near dredging, a study has revealed, but proponents say the findings have no relevance to the Abbot Point coal terminal expansion.
Crocodile fears force canoe club to relocate
An outrigger club in far north Queensland has been forced to move from its home of 20 years due to the increase of crocodiles in the area.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
LNP members urge more proactive croc removal in Port Douglas
Liberal National Party members have endorsed an idea to give authorities more power to remove crocodiles from parts of far north Queensland.
DJs to be foreign-owned as shareholders say yes
AUSTRALIA'S oldest department store, David Jones, is set to fall into foreign hands as the company's shareholders overwhelmingly vote yes to the takeover.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Digital Game Developer
Casinos in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld
Casinos in Australia have grown over the past five years, despite rising competition from international and online casinos.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Merck Animal Health To Present Important Data At The 28th World...
Merck Animal Health will present from 19 posters and 1 oral presentation at the 28th World Buiatrics Congress in Cairns, Australia, from July 27 August 1, 2014.