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.
Funds flow to Cape welfare reform trial
The Federal Government has kept its funding commitment of nearly $25 million to continue a Cape York welfare reform trial.
Man questioned over woman's fatal fall
POLICE are speaking to a man seen with woman before she fell to her death from a hotel in far north Queensland.
Budget leftovers may fund Cairns infrastructure: mayor
A boost in tourism and a weakening Australian dollar may see greater investment in Cairns later in the year, says mayor Bob Manning.
Boost for the Bruce
Queensland's coastal lifeline will receive a facelift over the next decade with the Federal Government allocating $4.1 billion for upgrades to the Bruce Highway.
Tue May 14, 2013
Military rocket found in Qld bikie raid
Fourteen people have been arrested in a series of raids across far north Queensland targeting drug trafficking by outlaw motorcycle gangs.
PNG businessman's Qld property seized
AUSTRALIAN authorities have seized property in north Queensland owned by Papua New Guinean businessman Eremas Wartoto, who is wanted for the alleged misuse of millions of dollars in PNG government funds.
Mon May 13, 2013
Push on for Cairns hospital name change
Medical staff at the Cairns Base Hospital in far north Queensland are hoping a proposed name change will help the facility attract more staff and funding.
Qld man gets life for murdering woman, 81
A man has been jailed for life for raping and murdering an 81-year-old woman in far north Queensland.
Sun May 12, 2013
Budget cash to smooth road crash spots
FIVE intersections with an appalling crash history will be upgraded at a cost of $14 million being allocated in tomorrow night's Federal budget.
Canberra based AILC Trains Indigenous Leaders in Cairns
Another round of Indigenous leaders has graduated from Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre Ltd, with 20 participants completing a Certificate II in Indigenous Leadership in Cairns this week.
Qld Government 'open' to youth crime views
Cairns MP Gavin King denies the Queensland Government has already made up its mind on how it will change the Youth Justice Act.