23 min ago
Pacific Islands renew efforts to manage tuna stocks
Tongan delegates, from left, Losaline Ma'asi and Nunia Mone. Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission meeting, Cairns, Australia.
9 hrs ago
AFP, PNG to share intelligence
AN intelligence sharing agreement between Papua New Guinea's anti-corruption task force and the Australian Federal Police will help the Pacific island nation battle corruption.
14 hrs ago
Survey supports speed limit rethink
ALMOST 90 per cent of Townsville residents surveyed want the speed limit of one of the city's busiest roads raised following a review of Queensland roads.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Concern deepens at jetty
Mission Beach boaties Nancy Lowe and Richard Giuliany say the government should cut its losses and not waste any more money on the new $3.3 million Clump Point jetty Photo John Andersen MISSION Beach's new jetty has been slammed as a $3.3 million white elephant because it is too short for boaties to launch their crafts.
Hundreds of Cairns residents air Aquis mega resort fears
Hundreds of Cairns residents have attended a community forum over concerns about the proposed Aquis mega resort in far north Queensland.
Call for boot camp alerts
RESIDENTS living near the North's super boot camp fear they have been left vulnerable to escapees, ahead of the first intake of juvenile criminals by the end of the year.
JCU's on the rise
Moira Smith and Blanch Weddell, outside the new Woolworth's location in James Cook University's new Clinical Practice Building.
DOC creates new rates for Industrial Park tenants
The Commerce Department has created a standard annual rental rate for tenants wanting to occupy space at the Daniel K. Inouye Industrial Park in Tafuna and the new rates will apply to future tenants, while the status of current tenants are under review, says DOC director Keniseli Lafaele.
Aussie pedophile to be sentenced in US
A Queensland man who bought a baby boy for $US8000 and shared him with other pedophiles committed crimes that "simply shock the conscience", prosecutors have told a US court.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Mistress testifies at murder trial of Cairns man Klaus Andres, who dissolved wife's body in acid
The mistress of a man accused of murdering his wife and dissolving her body in acid has given evidence at his trial in Cairns in far north Queensland.
Tiger Airways to take off in Brisbane
Tiger Airways is setting up a Brisbane base and will launch new routes from the river city to Cairns, Darwin and Adelaide.
Sentence sparks public ire
A MAN who stole a car with a sleeping baby inside has been released on 18 months probation, sparking anger at the lenient sentence.
New Urban Legends
Meanwhile In Australia. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BANNED CAIRNS: Christmas Lights in Cardwell, North Queensland have been banned by the local council after a complaint from the new Al Shalalah Mosque built in the town just weeks ago.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Accused murderer says wife's death an accident, court hears about emails to lover
The murder trial of a man who has admitted to dissolving his wife's body in acid in Cairns in far north Queensland has heard about emails he sent to his lover.
A blooming corpse flower attracts attention in far north Qld
In the pantheon of truly terrible garden smells, fertiliser springs to mind more readily than the scent of a flower.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Greenpeace urges Cairns tuna summit to end overfishing .
Greenpeace activists today deployed a floating banner at a harbour in the Pacific, reading: "Fewer boats more fish WCPFC Act Now!" This message is directed at the members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission , who are meeting in Cairns, Australia next week.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Showdown looks for lucrative tuna industry
The future of the world's largest tuna fishery will be decided at a meeting in Cairns, Australia, this week, with Pacific island nations demanding tighter controls on a catch now worth US$7.0 billion a year.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Former land owner in jail for rape
The former owner of a Badgingarra property being searched this week in relation to missing teenager Hayley Dodd is serving 12 years jail in Queensland for the rape of a female hitchhiker whom he held captive.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Qld man to face Sydney court over 1992 sexual assault
A man is to face a Sydney court today charged over a sexual assault in the city's west more than 20 years ago.
Dengue plagues Port Douglas School
Health authorities have alerted parents at the Port Douglas State School after another confirmed case of dengue fever and three more suspected cases, all linked to the school.