Cairns

Sun shines on Cairns after cyclone

Cameron Atfield On Saturday, Cairns was on high alert. But today, it's business as usual.

Man burned in Cairns boat fire

A man is being treated for facial burns after a 12-metre yacht burst into flames at the Cairns marina.

Cairns couple victimised other boys, according to authorities

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Katherine Feeney A Cairns couple who bought a Russian baby for the purpose of sexual exploitation have been linked to the abuse of other very young boys.

Declan Crouch disappearance: Remains found in Cairns swamp

Declan Crouch.

Dan Nancarrow Remains believed to be human have been found in a swamp near the suburb where north Queensland teenager Declan Crouch went missing three months ago.

Man dead after hit-and-run near Cairns

Police say a man found dead on a north Queensland road on Sunday morning was a victim of a hit-and-run.

Girl charged in alleged Cairns carjacking

A teenager who used a knife to carjack a driver and hit a police car as officers tried to nab her is facing a string of charges.

Man dies after Cairns pub fight

A bus bore down on a group of bicycle riders, motorcycle champ says.

Bridie Jabour A man has died in north Queensland after a bar fight involving security staff on Saturday night.

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Where to see Prince William and Kate in Brisbane

Britain's Prince William (R), his wife Catherine (L), the Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George depart from the international airport in Wellington on their way to Australia on April 16, 2014.  William, Kate and their son Prince George are on a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.    AFP PHOTO / MARK TANTRUM / POOL

Marissa Calligeros The best spot for royal watchers in Brisbane on Saturday will be at South Bank.

Insurance hikes in tropical Queensland damaging business, owners claim

Tony Moore A North Queensland small businesses is questioning insurance premiums which have quadrupled in three years, describing them as "anti-business" and hurting north Queensland.

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Farmers the big losers after Cyclone Ita

Ingham flooded after Cyclone Ita.

Marissa Calligeros and AAP Far north Queensland cane fields are as flat as pancakes and waterlogged thanks to Cyclone Ita, but many farms across the region are breathing a collective sigh of relief.

Federal assistance for workers , farmers affected by Cyclone Ita

North Queensland communities hit by Cyclone Ita will get access to emergency state and federal government assistance to help them rebuild

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Cyclone Ita: worst-hit areas could go weeks without power

a devastated plantation in Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown.

Kristian Silva More than 6000 homes and businesses remain without power in the far north as Cyclone Ita begins to move away from the Queensland coast.

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'World's biggest' silica mine damaged by Cyclone Ita

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Tony Moore The world's biggest silica mine at Cape Flattery - providing the silica used in 90 per cent of the world's flat screen TVs - was extensively damaged when Cyclone Ita swept across the coast on Friday...

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Power out, roads cut in wake of Cyclone Ita

Power pole down at Cooktown.

Kristian Silva Thousands remain without power in far north Queensland.

Tourist operators lament Cyclone Ita, urge visitors 'please come back'

a devastated plantation in Hope Vale, 70 kilometres north of Cooktown.

Kristian Silva “A day later, beautiful sunshine, people have smiles on their faces and you think, 'what the hell was that about?'”

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Ita clean-up to be lengthy and costly

Ingham flooded after Cyclone Ita.

Kristian Silva Hardship payments have been approved for the communities of Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal and Laura in the wake of Cyclone Ita.

Car and train collide in north Queensland

Marissa Calligeros A car and tourist train have collided in far north Queensland, trapping the car's driver.

Queensland's top performing suburbs revealed

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Marissa Calligeros Three coastal suburbs have been listed as the top performers for Queensland property investors.

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Too little consultation on casino plan

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Madonna King Does anyone else feel uneasy about Brisbane city playing host to a big new casino, perhaps only the throw of a dice away from the one that already operates?

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Cyclone Ita picking up intensity ahead of landfall

Cyclone Ita

Cyclone Ita has been upgraded to a category five storm and its winds are shortly expected to begin lashing the north Queensland coast.