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Cairns motorists urged to have their say on fuel prices

The Cairns Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is conducting its fourth regional petrol market study in Cairns after pressure from the RACQ and state and federal politicians.

Cairns man accused of co-ordinating Mt Isa drug syndicate

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Lee Freestone, 37, faced the Cairns Magistrates Court yesterday, the day after being arrested at his Smithfield home for allegedly trafficking and supplying dangerous drugs.

Still so well suited to job

The Cairns Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
“When the international airport came to Cairns I thought, 'Well, this is my chance',” Mr Mellick said. “I wanted to sell better clothing having seen the nice stuff people were wearing in cities all over the world.

Deadly taipan likely culprit of Far North Queensland snake bite

The Cairns Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
“Snake bites easily turn bad quickly so we moved pretty quickly to get him back to Cairns Hospital,” Mr Hoare said. “It sounded like he got a pretty decent bite.

Airport toasts June passenger growth amid strong FNQ tourism season

The Cairns Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Data released by Cairns Airport this week shows about 43,000 passengers travelled through the international terminal last month, marking a 13.3 per cent rise from June last year.

Signs erected outside Cairns Central following alleged sexual assaults

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
It comes as Cairns Regional Council and the Department of Transport and Main Roads confirm they are investigating security upgrades to the site including lighting, CCTV and trimming overhead trees.

Cairns residents list most annoying road user habits

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Second on the list was talking or sending text messages from mobile phones behind the wheel, followed by increasing speed while being overtaken.

Midyear entry more popular at James Cook University in Cairns

The Cairns Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
James Cook University this week welcomed 500 new students, including 95 international students, to the Smithfield campus as semester two gets into progress.

Aquis virtually absent from Queensland tourism investment guide

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Queensland Tourism Investment Guide has not included the multibillion-dollar development at Yorkeys Knob in a list of investment projects in the Cairns region, which includes the Cairns Airport redevelopment, the Cairns Shipping Development Project ...

Prime Minister keeps Cairns maritime sector afloat

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Turnbull Government pledged $120 million over the next 10 years to upgrade the HMAS Cairns naval base with a further $300 million in the following decade.

Cairns overnight media wrap, Thursday July 28

myPolice (press release) (blog) - ‎19 hours ago‎
Weapon and drug charges, Cairns CBD: A 33-year-old Bungalow man was charged yesterday afternoon following a traffic intercept on the Cairns Esplanade. Police intercepted his vehicle at around 3pm and observed a sheath strapped to his forearm.

Cairns man appears in court over large-scale drug bust

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Lee Freestone, 37, faced Cairns Magistrates Court this morning facing four charges including drug trafficking. It is alleged he was a kingpin in the syndicate which was involved in trafficking illicit substances including methylamphetamine, cocaine and ...

Missing couple in Cape York found safe and well

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
UPDATE: A COUPLE reported missing in Cape York yesterday have been located safe and well. Police would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

Croc warning signs could be changed as part of review

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Cairns Regional Council and Douglas Shire Council have suggested improvements to permanent and temporary signage warning locals and visitors about crocodile danger across the Far North.

Man found in Gordonvale cane field jailed for drug offences

The Cairns Post - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Cairns Supreme Court Justice Jim Henry conceded he would be “kidding myself” if he thought there was anything he could say to deter Sebastien Julien Daquin, 37, from offending again, with a criminal history stretching back to his teens and mainly ...

High profile Cairns doctor backs decision to block female sterilisation

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Caroline de Costa is professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at James Cook University's College of Medicine in Cairns, and an advocate for abortion law reform.

Cairns teen charged after being found hiding in cupboard

Brisbane Times - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
A teen discovered hiding in a hot water system cupboard has been charged with property offences allegedly committed over several months.
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The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Australian Border Force deputy commissioner Michael Outram, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Rear Admiral Peter Laver, RAN, Commander Maritime Border Command during press conference in Cairns. PICTURE: ...

Cairns White Party wins right to sell tickets on the door

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Yesterday, Cairns councillors approved a request from the organisers behind Cairns Annual White Party - Illumination, to have the option of having up to 10 per cent of their tickets sold at the gate.
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Cairns North man flees Gold Coast police after crash

The Cairns Post - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The 30-year-old Cairns North man was allegedly driving a stolen car when it collided with another car at the intersection of Olsen Avenue and Parklands Drive, Parkwood, at about 8:50pm.
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