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Gap year students: How to avoid expensive pitfalls on your trip
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Cyclone alerts remain for north, far north
UPDATE : TWO weather warnings remain for tropical lows approaching the Queensland coast that could turn into cyclones over the weekend, one as early as today.
NASA satellites see double tropical trouble for Queensland, Australia
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over developing System 96P in the Coral Sea on Mar. 7 at 03:25 UTC when the MODIS instrument captured this image.
State's drought and cyclonic rains
THE Broncos have had a blinder of a start to the season - and it's not just the field where they're performing.
Weak low to bring windy, wet weekend
At 6:00am on Friday morning the system was 950kms east-northeast of Cairns moving southwest at 20km per hour.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
North Queensland on cyclone watch
TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP: Tropical Low, Issued at 10:58 am EST Friday 7 March 2014.
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Time Running Out for Great Barrier Reef
A pair of Common reef cuttlefish hovers above a patch of hard coral located on the Far Northern part of the Great Barrier Reef.
Katy Perry turns weather presenter
The singer, 29, headed in front of the camera to give Australians their forecast on Channel 7 show Sunrise while promoting her concert tour.
Councillor fears health fallout from axed water fluoridation
A far north Queensland councillor says he is concerned there will be a decline in health in the region within a couple of years associated with dental hygiene.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
QRC boss looks to counteract port dredging opponents
The head of the Queensland Resources Council says it is seeking community support to protect the 5,000 jobs in the Cairns region he says rely on mining.
TWU wants trucking firm's accreditations suspended
The Transport Workers Union says it is appalled about the time it has taken for authorities to act on concerns about the operations of north Queensland trucking company, Blenners Transport.
High chance of cyclone off north Qld
A tropical low off Papua New Guinea is highly likely to develop into a cyclone on Friday as it tracks towards the Queensland coast, forecasters say.
Qld Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin likens FIFO 'betrayal' to 'postcode apartheid'
Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mulherin says the Queensland Government has broken its election promise of rejecting 100 per cent fly-in, fly-out mining operations.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Entsch urges campaign to save Qantas crew base
A far north Queensland Federal Government MP is urging the community to lobby Qantas to reinstate its crew base in Cairns.
Katy Perry turns weather girl for Sunrise
KATY Perry nailed the weather on Seven's Sunrise this morning, but it was her coy response to the question of a boyfriend that left everyone guessing.
New plant to remove arsenic from Chillagoe water
The State Government has given a far north Queensland council $300,000 to remove arsenic from a local water supply.
North Qld $4.2b mega-resort a step closer
Chinese developers have been given the green light to buy land for a planned $4.2 billion mega-resort and casino in far north Queensland.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The face of Aussie unemployment
THEY'RE bright, young and talented. But as the number of people on benefits reaches a 15-year high, these Aussies just can't find work.
Assistant Health Minister speaks out against Qld Government in public doctors' contract dispute
Assistant Health Minister Chris Davis says he stands by his criticism of the Queensland Government's contracts for senior doctors, but believes the issues can be resolved.
Doctors in conflict over contracts
A far north Queensland doctor says there will be mass resignations among specialists unless there are major changes to new individualised hospital contracts.