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6 hrs ago | ABC News

Business chamber calls for implementation plan to deliver 30yr Qld vision

The Cairns Chamber of Commerce says all levels of government must coordinate to ensure there is not inconsistency or duplication between the Queensland Plan and Northern Australia White Paper.

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11 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

The men who brought them home

A GIRAFFE in South Africa died when his head hit a highway overpass while being transported in a wide-open container.

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14 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Leader backs welfare reform but users wary

Millions of Australians face losing control of their welfare payments if a dramatic new plan, proposed by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest is adopted INFLUENTIAL Aboriginal leader Noel Pearson has backed the "healthy welfare card", saying it would drive "deep and profound change" for all disadvantaged Australians.

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22 hrs ago | Crikey

'No future for me in West Papua': activist flees to...

A West Papuan activist has fled to Australia in fear for her safety after giving testimony to an Australian tribunal into the 1998 Biak massacre by Indonesian forces.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Bar/fly: Lion's Den Hotel, North Queensland

If you're heading south on the Mulligan Highway from Cooktown in Australia's Far North and turn off on to Shiptons Flat Rd towards Lion's Den Hotel , chances are you're going to the Lion's Den Hotel.

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NEWS.com.au

Newman wants to send in the troops

PREMIER Campbell Newman has revealed he is lobbying the Federal Government to consider basing more Australian Defence Force units in regional Queensland in a bid to help meet population targets contained within the Queensland Plan.

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New Scientist

Ghost of the cloud forest: Seeking the white possum

New Scientist full online access is exclusive to subscribers. Registered users are given limited access to content, find out more .

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ABC News

Aboriginal organisation to deliver primary healthcare services

In a Queensland first the State Government has transferred responsibility for delivering primary healthcare services to an Aboriginal community organisation.

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NEWS.com.au

Casino sweetens life for Qld cane grower

A SUGAR cane sector downturn has been the catalyst for transforming a 92-year-old far north Queensland farmer's land into a glitzy $8 billion mega-resort and casino.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Yahoo!

Seeney lauds accountability achievements

The Newman government has achieved a level of accountability that's light years away from the era that spawned the Fitzgerald inquiry, Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney says.

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ABC News

Bovine viral disease discussion dominates global cattle congress

Combating poor cattle health and production losses as a result of the debilitating bovine viral disease, known as BVD, has dominated the agenda today at the World Buiatrics Congress in Cairns, far north Queensland.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

ABC News

Date set for inquest into far north Qld patient deaths

An inquest into the deaths of three people who died after receiving medical treatment at far north Queensland hospitals has been set for November.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Daily Mail

Police hunting woman after man plunged seven floors from Cairns hotel balcony

A man who plunged seven floors from a Cairns high-rise casino hotel, smashing through a glass awning, may have been murdered, police say.

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Xinhuanet

China's investment in Australian tourism set to surge

The number of Chinese tourists visiting Australia, around 700,000 last year, is expected to double over the next six years, leading to a surge in Chinese investment in the local tourism industry.

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Penninsula News Review

Sidney calendars on sale

The Sidney Sister Cities Association has released their new calendar chock full of images featuring Sidney through the eyes of local photographers.

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ABC News

Promise check: $6.7 billion to fix the Bruce Highway

"We will provide an investment of $6.7 billion to partner with the Queensland Government in an $8.5 billion package of works," it says .

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

ABC News

Cairns Indigenous Art Fair kicks off

Hundreds of art enthusiasts, political and community leaders have been given a traditional welcome to one of Australia's largest Indigenous arts festivals.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Men caught with stolen native animals

TELSTRA plans to send 671 Australian jobs to Asia as part of its future plans to grow its business in the region.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Act now or say goodbye to this little guy

UPDATE: A SUSPECTED Australian jihadist is free to walk the streets of Melbourne after he was deported from the Philippines overnight.

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ABC News

Fire service probes 'illegal' hazard reduction burn

The Queensland Rural Fire Service is investigating what it alleges to be an illegal hazard reduction burn east of Trinity Inlet near Cairns.

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