Cairns, Australia Newswire (Page 14)

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  1. Father of British backpacker Tom Jackson tells of his devastation...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | Daily Mail

    'They called him a hero but I felt nothing': Father of British backpacker Tom Jackson reveals his anguish over watching his son die in hospital - after he was 'stabbed while trying to save friend Mia Ayliffe-Chung' His son Tom was stabbed 20 times trying to protect Mia Ayliffe-Chung, from an attack by Smail Ayad at a Queensland hostel in August this year The father of British backpacker Tom Jackson, who died while protecting a woman in a stabbing at a hostel in Queensland, has spoken of his grief at losing his son. Les Jackson, 58, who flew from the UK to Australia to be with his son before his life support was turned off in August, said he didn't think of his son as a hero at the time because he 'felt nothing', reported Perth Now .


  2. Aussie paddler lands on home soil to complete global kayak voyageRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | ABC News

    An Australian kayaker who paddled 23,000 kilometres between Germany and Australia has arrived on home soil for the last time. For more than five years West Australian Sandy Robson has spent much of her time confined to a kayak, traversing the coasts and rivers of three continents.


  3. 'They called him a hero. I felt nothing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 |

    THE father of the murdered backpacker hailed as a "hero" for trying to save a friend from a stabbing at a Queensland hostel says the praise seemed meaningless as he watched his son die. Tom Jackson suffered 20 stab wounds, including one to the eye , as he tried to save fellow Brit Mia Ayliffe-Chung from the fatal attack in Home Hill, near Townsville, in August.


  4. Queensland crossbench considers youth justice lawRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Legislation to remove 17-year-olds from Queensland's adult jails will be debated in the hung parliament this week. Labor has said the change has been in the "too hard basket" for too long, however, the Liberal National Party opposition remains concerned about the government's lack of a transitional plan.


  5. Austalian Navy Role-Models Boosted by GraduationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2016 | Marine News

    Past graduates of the Defence Indigenous Development Program , also graduated from General Entry 346 Emms Division at Recruit School, HMAS Cerberus, Victoria. Photo: Royal Australian Navy.


  6. Zika-fighting mosquitoes take off in South AmericaRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2016 | Crofs Blogs

    ... field. In January and February of 2011, they released 300,000 infected Aedes aegypti over two suburbs of Cairns, Australia. By May, Wolbachia had spread to the vast majority of the local mosquitoes. The approach worked, and the team have since gone ...


  7. How to make a great escape to Cairns in sunny North QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Daily Mail

    Inside Hitler's bunker: Underground hideout where the FA1 4hrer spent his final days is recreated by a Berlin museum including the tiny office where he shot himself under the painting of his hero Frederick the Great 'It's all over': Billionaire James Packer 'DUMPS' fiancA e Mariah Carey over her 'excessive spending' but insiders claim she is keeping the $10m engagement ring From fishing for Marlin to quad bike riding: How to make a great escape to Cairns in sunny North Queensland Particularly in a country like Australia - which is close to 59 times as big as England - it's difficult to visit to every corner.


  8. ABF intercept delivery of 26kg of drugs hidden in novelty alphabet shapesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | ABC News

    Two men have been charged with illegally importing 26.5 kilograms of ephedrine hidden in large novelty letters of the alphabet. The letters were found to be concealing a powder testing positive for ephedrine, with a street value of $2.3 million.


  9. Proposed abortion laws in Queensland 'could breach constitution'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2016 | Sydney Morning Herald

    The Health Amendment Bill 2016 would penalise people for "prohibited behaviour" which would include a protest, by any means, during declared times - or 7am to 6pm if not declared - relating to the performance of abortions in the facility. Constitutional law professor Nicholas Aroney, from the University of Queensland, said banning protests about abortion near abortion facilities was "almost certainly unconstitutional".


  10. Rwandan mother and son separated for 20 years reunite in CairnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | ABC News

    A mother and son separated by war, then reunited in far north Queensland after 20 years, say they want to make a difference to their community. Pascasia Nyirashaka feared she would again never see her eldest son alive after they were displaced by the Rwandan genocide in 1994.


  11. Asthmatics could breathe easier in the future with help from an...Read the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    A hookworm infecting the body and secreting proteins in the gut, which are thought to bolster the immune system against allergies. Credit: Carla Schaffer Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine researchers, at James Cook University in Cairns, Australia, have identified a protein secreted by hookworms that suppresses asthma in mice.


  12. [Research Articles] Hookworm recombinant protein promotes regulatory...Read the original story

    Oct 26, 2016 | Science

    Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.


  13. Queensland mosquito trial 'has saved us from zika virus'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2016 | ABC News

    Australian scientists are preparing for an international expansion of a program, already hailed as a saviour in Townsville, that stops mosquitoes passing on viruses such as dengue and zika. The Eliminate Dengue project has received more $18 million from global donors, including the Gates Foundation and the United States Government, to carry out work in Colombia and Brazil.


  14. Queensland Agriculture Minister defends Hendra inquiry following...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | ABC News

    Queensland's Agriculture Minister says everyone had a chance to have a say on concerns about the Hendra vaccine, despite allegations some people felt silenced during the parliamentary investigation. A Queensland parliamentary investigation into the safety and administration of the Hendra vaccine has reinforced that vaccination is the best way to prevent Hendra outbreaks.


  15. Northern Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching damage worse, surveys suggestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | The Age

    Fresh surveys of the Great Barrier Reef six months on from a mass coral bleaching have found large-scale damage north of Cairns, where a growing coral death rate due to heat stress is being exacerbated by disease and predators, scientists say. Researchers from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies have released a map with new pictures and video that show the aftermath of the extreme underwater heatwave last summer.


  16. Naps, cognition and performanceRead the original story

    Oct 25, 2016 | CiteULike

    ... the authors at the 5th Congress of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine Societies in Cairns, Australia, September 2007, this review will specifically explore: a) the newly developed experimental daytime split-sleep schedules and ...


  17. Are bank clerks about to get sexier?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 |

    The new Westpac collection and exclusive preview of Carla Zampatti winter Collection at The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Picture: Dylan Robinson Carla Zampatti also debuted her highly-anticipated 2017 Winter Collection in the Royal Botanic gardens and under the extraordinary new inside-outside venue named the The Calyx.


  18. Flooding pain prompts price gain for potato growersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | ABC News

    Widespread flooding in Australia's potato-growing regions has prompted record prices for far north Queensland growers who are long overdue for a pay rise. But it may be a case of too little, too late for the once proud potato stronghold of the Atherton Tableland, 80 kilometres inland of Cairns, where only 27 farmers still grow spuds.


  19. KTM's Birch No Stranger to Hard Enduro EventsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Scoop

    Auckland's Chris Birch , in a spot of bother during Monday's final day of enduro action. Photo by Andy McGechan, The multi-time former national enduro champion from Glen Eden showed the sort of style that earned him international glory when he won the Romaniacs Hard Enduro in 2010 by dominating the Kiwi equivalent near Tokoroa at the weekend.


  20. Side Dish: Meet the women behind The Farmer's Hand in CorktownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2016 | Metro Times

    Just a few short weeks ago Rohani Foulkes and Kiki Louya realized a years-long dream when they opened The Farmer's Hand in Corktown. The unique shop is part corner store, part farmer's market, and part cafA with all of its products sourced from Michigan.