Cairns, Australia Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman makes campaign u-turnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | ABC News

    Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has cancelled his blitz of north Queensland to fly back to Brisbane a day after another poll showed he could lose his seat. With just two days to go until voters head to the polls, Mr Newman started the day campaigning in Cairns, where he committed $50 million to improve the Kuranda Range Road.

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  2. Karmichael Hunt named for Reds debutRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Age

    Karmichael Hunt has been named to make his first appearance in a Queensland Reds jersey in Saturday's trial against the Melbourne Rebels in Cairns. But fellow recruit James O'Connor is among a 10-man casualty list of players unavailable either due to injury or recent surgery.

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  3. Premier abandons blitz on state's northRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    PREMIER Campbell Newman has started his electorate blitz in Cairns this morning, driving up the Kuranda Range Road to promise a $50 million upgrade if granted a second term in office. Flanked by North Queensland MPs Gavin King, David Kempton and Michael Trout as well as Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney, Mr Newman boarded a bus to head up the range and peruse the accident-prone stretch of road.

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  4. Queensland Election 2015: Premier rushes to Brisbane amid poll woesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Age

    In a massive change of plans, the LNP campaign has abandoned its electoral blitz in north Queensland to return to Brisbane. Premier Campbell Newman, who had been joined by Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney, had planned to do a last-minute tour of vulnerable seats, with Cairns and Townsville both on the list along with at least one other location before returning to Brisbane.

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  5. Father who gave 2-year-old daughter cannabis oil visits her in hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Independent

    Neela Debnath is a member of the Independent's Online editorial team. She has an MA in Journalism from Brunel University.

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  6. QLD Labor faces questions about mining, environment managementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | ABC News

    BRENDAN TREMBATH: As Queensland's election draws closer, the State Opposition is facing questions about how it will juggle port development and protect the environment, if elected. Labor Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has ruled out dumping dredge spoil from the expansion of the Abbot Point coal terminal on the Great Barrier Reef.

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  7. Alarming number of bus drivers abused on the job, union saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | ABC News

    A recent survey of more than 280 drivers reveals 89 per cent had been intimidated or threatened, while one in five were physically attacked. State union secretary Peter Biagini led a protest in Brisbane today outside state Assistant Transport Minister Steve Minnikin's office.

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  8. Queensland election: Newman prepares to defend Cairns battlegroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Age

    It was a somewhat defensive Premier Campbell Newman who made his first official campaign visit to Cairns on Wednesday, fending off questions about what had taken him so long to get there. The Far North is shaping up as one of the key battlegrounds of the January 31 election, with at least three LNP-held seats tipped to fall to Labor.

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  9. Cable car plans put heat on LNP's StevensRead the original story

    Jan 21, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Controversial Queensland politician Ray Stevens has reacted bizarrely when being questioned over his involvement in a proposal to build a cable car on the Gold Coast. Mr Stevens was at a pre-polling booth in his Gold Coast seat of Mermaid Beach when he was approached by Independent Australia editor David Donovan.

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  10. Queensland election: Newman denies rift with Queensland Police UnionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Age

    Premier Campbell Newman has downplayed an apparent rift with the head of the Queensland Police Union, who has accused him of reneging on a $20 million resourcing pledge. Ian Leavers branded Mr Newman a liar in a scathing attack on Wednesday, saying the premier promised him the funds to staff the expansion of the state's highly publicised Safe Night Out precincts from three to 15 locations.

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  11. Newman: Mine reports 'smear, innuendo'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    THE man whose house is being searched by police looking for missing three-year-old William Tyrell is a tradesman who was due to visit his grandmother's home on the day the toddler disappeared. BHP Billiton has slashed oil and gas spending to protect its balance sheet and shareholder dividends in the face of diving commodity prices.

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  12. Newman denies donation favouritismRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | Yahoo!

    Premier Campbell Newman's campaign visit to Cairns has been overshadowed by claims he has lied and his government has been influenced by political donations. Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers says Mr Newman never delivered $20 million in funding he had personally pledged to provide for extra police to deal with the expansion of the state's Safe Night Precinct initiatives.

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  13. Qld Tourism Industry Council backs state election funding pledgesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | ABC News

    Queensland's peak tourism body, the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, says it welcomes any additional funding for the sector promised during the Queensland election campaign but has some concerns about where the money will go. Premier Campbell Newman has pledged $60 million towards a Queensland First tourism fund to attract international sporting events, film and television to Queensland.

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  14. Fears Cairns' dengue outbreak to impact far north Qld blood donationsRead the original story

    Jan 20, 2015 | ABC News

    The Red Cross Blood Service says it is concerned about the impact of dengue fever on blood donations in far north Queensland. Nine cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been confirmed in the Cairns suburbs of Edmonton, Mount Sheridan, Bentley Park, Trinity Beach and Mooroobool.

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  15. Air wars: $16 return flights in QueenslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    THE man whose house is being raided by police searching for William Tyrell has been appealing for help to find the missing boy, saying: "Don't give up looking." POLICE may be on the verge of a breakthrough in the search for William Tyrell, whose disappearance four months ago baffled police and the nation.

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  16. Throat cut in rape, torture: court toldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Townsville Bulletin

    A WOMAN was repeatedly raped, assaulted and tortured over several days before her throat was slit by a North Queensland man, a court has heard. It's alleged police found the woman lying face down with stab wounds to her throat at a fruit farm at El Arish on Monday morning following a desperate triple-0 call.

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  17. Queensland Reds' Chris Feauai-Sautia hopes for injury turnaroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2015 | The Age

    The 21-year-old has strung together his first full pre-season since joining the Reds in 2012, but he knows better than most the cruel cards that can be dealt by the sporting gods. The equal-highest capped Australian Schoolboys player in history lived up to his high school hype from his first game with the Reds in 2012, but a long history of hamstring complaints continued to haunt him as he tried to cement himself in Super Rugby.

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  18. Heading home after caravanning the countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | ABC News

    Almost 12 months ago Melissa and Allan Bennett packed up everything. Absolutely everything.

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  19. Man charged with attempted murder and rape after 'slashing woman's...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | Daily Mail

    Man charged with attempted murder and rape after 'slashing woman's throat' in a vicious attack at remote cannabis plantation The 66-year-old man will face Innisfail Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged with attempted murder after a 32-year-old was discovered with 'a severe laceration to her throat' in El Arish, which is about 120 kilometres south of Cairns. About 7am on Monday officers arrived at an address on Granadilla Road after reports of a woman had been seriously assaulted.

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  20. Man charged with slashing woman's throatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | NEWS.com.au

    TONY Abbott says Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are "well and truly reformed characters", as he pleads with Indonesia to spare them from execution. A VIOLENT rapist whose 14-year-old victim took her own life wants his electronic ankle bracelet removed.

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