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Local news for Cairns, Australia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

11 hrs ago | 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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13 hrs ago | 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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21 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Australia, World News, Travel, Pacific Travel, Australia Travel, Anacortes, WA

Yesterday | 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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Switched

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.

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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.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

ABC News

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."

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ABC News

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.

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NEWS.com.au

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.

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NatureNews

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.

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EurekAlert!

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.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

ABC News

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.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

EurekAlert!

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.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

ABC News

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.

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ABC News

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.

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The Age

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.

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