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16 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au
TREASURER Tim Nicholls says state's electricity distribution and transmission network could be leased, instead of attracting private investment through a hybrid model. NO job is too big - or too small - for John Kennedy who's gone from a tradie to one of Queensland's most unlikely tycoons.
21 hrs ago | Fiji Times
North Queensland are set to take Tariq Sims' shoulder charge ban to the NRL judiciary tonight in a bid to keep the hard-hitting forward's season alive. Sims was hit with a grade three shoulder charge by the NRL match review committee on Monday for a 59th minute tackle on Brisbane utility Justin Hodges in the Cowboys' 32-20 win in Townsville on Saturday night.
Yesterday | Townsville Bulletin
A MAN accused of breaking into a grandmother's home, tying her up with duct tape and raping her has been released on bail. The 21-year-old Townsville man allegedly broke into the 64-year-old's home with his face covered by a bandage and eye holes cut out.
Yesterday | Townsville Bulletin
The final report of the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia, tabled on September 4, recommended an institute of tropical sports and medicine be based in Townsville, Cairns or Darwin. "Cairns, Darwin or Townsville could conceivably host an institute for tropical sports and medicine, each having strengths in terms of their capacity to host the institute," the report said.
Commercial and recreational fishermen have clashed in Townsville, in north east Queensland, over which sector should take precedence in the ongoing State Government review of fisheries management. Last month, Queensland Fisheries Minister John McVeigh called on representatives from all sectors to come forward, to give their views as part of the process, which is aimed at streamlining the way the industry is regulated.
When Robin was 12 years old she had a list of complaints about the dresses and skirts her mother sewed for her. Fed up, her mother said what many would in the same situation - she told her daughter that she could sew the clothes for herself.
Tec-NQ has confirmed they are negotiating to purchase a motel which would be converted into a boarding house to accommodate the students by mid-next year. The facility will be modified to house 44 students in dormitory style bedrooms, with a central kitchen and recreation also included in the plan.
Newly-appointed Chief Justice Tim Carmody is visiting Townsville for a week. He recieved a proper 'welcome to Townsville' ceremony in court.
Power bills have more doubled in recent years and it's a cost many irrigators say they can no longer bear. They've called a crisis meeting today that will consider possible solutions, including a special tariff for agriculture and a reduction in network charges.
HE'S nicknamed "Webby the Battler" and still feels self-conscious driving his Rolls-Royce but Brad Webb is one of Queensland's wealthiest people. A QUEENSLAND man was sitting in a car outside his house when a neighbour allegedly fired a rifle at him.
Was Australian mining executive MURDERED in Peru? Three arrested after man found dead in his apartment surrounded by drugs after spending the night with three women The death of an Australian mining executive who was found dead in his apartment in Peru surrounded by drugs is now the subject of a murder investigation. Jeff Hunter's body was discovered in the luxury unit he rented in Miraflores, Lima, with a plastic bag on his head, after he had spent the night with three women.
A GROUP of alleged thieves who led police on a dramatic chase through the streets of south Townsville before crashing a stolen car could be connected to as many as three armed robberies. All available police crews and the dog squad were called to track down the group about 4pm yesterday after they allegedly robbed a Liquorland store on Railway Ave at knifepoint.
Sharks winger Valentine Holmes was included in the Kiwis train-on squad named on Tuesday, after being involved with the Junior Kiwis in 2013. However, the 19-year-old, who has dual eligibility and turned out for Queensland's under-20s this year, was also named in the Junior Kangaroos on Monday.
A "ruthless" crowd awaits Brisbane at their NRL elimination final with North Queensland in Townsville tonight - and Broncos strike weapon Ben Barba can't wait. In 2004, Brisbane could depend upon at least 50-50 crowd support when the Cowboys hosted their first final against the Broncos.
A TAVERN, restaurants and retail outlets are planned for Cluden as work starts on a $30 million expansion to Fairfield Central Shopping Centre. Developer Laurence Lancini revealed the plans as work began yesterday for a full-line Kmart store, the first of its type in the city for 37 years, and about 25 specialty shops.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:16 pm
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