8 min ago
Grieving mother speaks out about son's avoidable death I Photos
Wendy Sweeney's son, Mitchell, was only 22 years old when he was electrocuted in the roof cavity of a home in far north Queensland while working with reflective foil laminate under the former Labor Government's Home Insulation Program in February 2010.
5 hrs ago
Wharfedale Gold Launches With Australian Twist
WHARFEDALE Brewery, housed at the back of the Flying Duck Brew Pub in Church Street, Ilkley is launching a new beer called Wharfedale Gold to its range this weekend, following an approach from a former Ilkley resident who now lives in Australia.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
'I wouldn't mind if she wrote a song about me': Brenton Thwaites...
'I wouldn't mind if she wrote a song about me': Brenton Thwaites denies ever dating The Giver co-star Taylor Swift -but says he'd be happy with a tune written in his honour They were rumoured to be dating at the end of 2013 after co-starring in The Giver, but Brenton Thwaites has denied that he and Taylor Swift were ever an item.
Photo of the week: Olive-backed Sunbirds
An adult Olive-backed Sunbird feeds a juvenile in Lisa Hazell's rural yard outside of the city of Cairns in northern Queensland in Australia.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
The New Zealand Herald
Cairns: Recipe for hot, slow cooking
Tropical Cairns has a familiar list of things for tourists to explore, most of which take a tidy half-day and appeal to kids.
Lake Argyle in Western Australia's remote Kimberley earmarked for future 'second capital'
There has long been talk of the need to more densely populate Australia's north, and Lake Argyle, on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, has been earmarked as the ideal location.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
Big boats bypass city
Townsville Cruise Terminal at the Port of Townsville received a commendation at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 North Queensland Architecture Awards.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Ultimatum for owners of death row dog
THE owners of death row dog Hugo have been thrown a lifeline - but it's triggered a stoush between two Queensland councils.
Judge describes double murder trial as 'whodunnit' case
The Supreme Court judge summing up the trial of a Cairns mechanic accused of murdering a Mount Isa couple has described the case as a "whodunnit".
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Townsville 2070: What will north Queensland's future look like?
Few of us will own homes, low-lying suburbs will have been abandoned or lost to natural disasters and the commute to Cairns will take 35 minutes.
Melbourne's powerhouse e-shoppers
Melbourne may be Australia's destination shopping city, but the bricks and mortar stores everywhere may want to get online quickly with a new report showing Melburnians buy more online than any other city, followed by Sydney and Toowoomba.
Western morning News
Small Devon firm set for trade down under
An East Devon company is about to make a big impact on the world stage as it launches into the Australian and New Zealand markets for the first time.
Darwin Airport reports 5% traffic growth in FY2014; Malaysia Airlines drives international growth
Slain woman's husband wins latest round of court fight
A man at the centre of a double murder mystery in far north Queensland has had another win against the Queensland Government.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
From the army to arpeggios: Corporal Carmen takes on La Boheme
Former infantry soldier Peter Carmen is one of more than 40 locals who will join Opera Queensland's Townsville performances of Puccini's La Boheme.
Toddler killer's appeal rejected
A FORMER soldier who killed his partner's toddler son after inflicting a fractured skull, ruptured bowel and more than 50 bruises has lost his appeal.
Sydney Star Observer
Drug-resistant gonorrhoea outbreak would likely hit gay community first
SEXUAL health expert warns an outbreak of drug-resistant gonorrhoea would be likely to hit Australia's gay community first, as Australian and New Zealand sexual health clinics go on alert.
Now it's a triple threat to Reef's survival
MINING and farming aren't the only dangers to the Barrier Reef - a third threat is looming that could irreversible damage the natural wonder.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Fatal drug overdose crisis hits bush
RATES of fatal accidental overdoses in rural and regional Australia have more than doubled in a decade, overtaking those in capital cities.
Sydney Star Observer
Queensland's north shines at Cairns Tropical Pride
Organisers have arranged over a week's worth of events in what they hope to be their biggest and best festival yet.