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The Cairns PostCairns Regional Council CEO announces resignationThe Cairns PostBREAKING: CAIRNS Regional Council Chief Executive Officer Peter Tabulo has today announced that he will not be returning to Cairns Regional Council. Mr Tabulo has been on leave since July and yesterday informed staff that he would be “returning ... [...]
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Cairns mayor calls for city safety audit after alleged sexual assaultsThe Cairns PostWorks started yesterday to improve security at an intersection near Cairns Central where two Asian tourists were allegedly sexually assaulted last month. But Cr Manning has called for a more wide-reaching approach to public safety around the entire ... [...]
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The Cairns PostNew warning on backpacker tax effectsThe Cairns PostLabor tourism spokesman Anthony Albanese, who attended a tourism roundtable in Cairns on Tuesday, said the tax plan had been a disaster since being announced in the May Budget. “Young people have access to online information and they are going ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns hotels struggling to meet record demand - but it's all goodThe Cairns PostCAIRNS is at risk of enjoying too much of a good thing with the city's accommodation industry struggling to keep up with record numbers of tourists. The head of the region's peak tourism body described the situation as a “quality challenge” and said ... [...]
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The Cairns PostContingency plan in place for students after Far North riotThe Cairns PostThe town, located about 500km northwest of Cairns, was hit by violence on Monday night when an alcohol-related riot resulted in two police officers fleeing for their lives. A police vehicle was damaged, a taser fired and a knife allegedly thrown at ...and more [...]
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The Cairns PostFiries doorknock homes in Cairns ahead of bushfire seasonThe Cairns PostSmithfield station officer Mario Cocco said recent rain meant the threat was low at present, but: “It could stop raining now and by the end of the year be really dry.” The season hopefully “might not be big” in Cairns. “In the Tablelands it might be ... [...]
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The Cairns PostFormer Olympian handed good behaviour bond in Cairns courtThe Cairns PostYesterday she returned to the Cairns Magistrates Court where she pleaded guilty to one count of public nuisance related to an ongoing dispute with a neighbour at her Edmonton unit. The court heard the pair have been at odds for about 18 months, to the ... [...]
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The Cairns PostAhwang to take another shot at QBL destinyThe Cairns PostCairns Basketball takes after the Marlins and Dolphins players. They are one of the few QBL clubs that did not take a bus once this season, flying to all away games in 2016. Marlins skipper Jimmy Mitchell is a schoolteacher, point-guard Anthony Fisher ... [...]
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myPolice (press release) (blog)Road Safety Week stars in CairnsmyPolice (press release) (blog)This week Queensland Ambulance Service Cairns Senior Operations Supervisor Neil Noble and I had the opportunity to chat to Star 102.7 Radio Hosts, Dave and Inkie about Road Safety Week. Instead of heading into the studio though, I took them out in my ...Cairns motorists in hot water over mobile phone driving offencesThe Cairns PostBe safe at the wheelTownsville Bulletinall 15 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostChampion Cairns Road Crash Rescue team urge safety firstThe Cairns PostThe Cairns team of five firefighters and one paramedic placed second overall in the Australasian rescue challenge in Warragal, Victoria, in July. They were pipped at the post by a New Zealand crew, leaving the team with Australian champion bragging rights. [...]
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The Cairns PostWeek of family fun in the sunThe Cairns PostThe Cairns artist works primarily in black and white to produce her unique paper cutting creations but for the Cairns Festival, she will host an evolving, creative masterpiece in the form of a teepee. The Colours of Us tent gives youngsters the ... [...]
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The Cairns PostFormer Cairns childcare director sentenced for filming and taking photos of naked boysThe Cairns PostThe Cairns District Court was told those two men had been sentenced to substantial jail terms in the United States for offending involving children. Crown prosecutor Brendan Manttan said that in early 2011, police seized electronic equipment from their ... [...]
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The Cairns PostWoman charged over Cairns vehicle theftThe Cairns PostIt will be alleged that the woman hired the vehicle from a Cairns Airport vehicle hire company on August 13 for one day and subsequently failed to return the vehicle. A police patrol located and seized the vehicle from outside a Headrick Street address ...and more [...]
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Cairns overnight media wrap, Tuesday August 23myPolice (press release) (blog)Woman charged over vehicle theft, Cairns: A 25-year-old Manunda woman was charged yesterday following investigations into the alleged unlawful use of a hire vehicle. It will be alleged that the woman hired the vehicle from a Cairns Airport vehicle hire ... [...]
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Jobs campaign gets interest from jobseekers and employersThe Cairns PostThe Burmese refugee has been in Cairns for two years and worked on banana plantations as a labourer. But two months ago the work dried up and he has been trying to find a position as a kitchen hand. “I have to pay $150 for my rent each week and even ... [...]
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The Cairns PostCairns motorists in hot water over mobile phone driving offences ...The Cairns PostSEVEN people were busted driving with mobile phones within 90 minutes on a major Cairns road in a shock start of Road Safety Week.Road Safety Week is under way in Cairns - Far NorthmyPolice (press release) (blog)all 5 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostFacts wanted over Far North chemical spreadThe Cairns PostThe Cairns Post yesterday revealed deadly chemicals used in a firefighting foam had contaminated areas of the airport, with Federal Government body Airservices Australia confirming the presence of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic ...Former Mackay airport firefighter worried about foam chemicalsMackay Daily MercuryToxic chemicals found at airportSky News Australiaall 4 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostGreens dump federal candidate in Cairns over Facebook postsThe Cairns PostLEADERS of The Greens in Queensland have dumped their federal candidate in Cairns after he repeatedly ignored warnings not to post comments on other candidates' Facebook pages in this year's election campaign. Software engineer Kurt Pudniks polled ... [...]
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The Cairns PostNew chief executive appointed for North QLD AirportsThe Cairns PostThe company, which owns Cairns and Mackay airports, yesterday announced that Norris Carter had been selected for the position. The appointment means Mr Carter will leave his current job as Auckland Airport aeronautical commercial general manager, ...Norris Carter to become new CEO of North QLD AirportsAirport World OnlineNorris Carter new CEO of North Queensland AirportsScoop.co.nz (press release)all 3 news articles [...]
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The Cairns PostUse keywords to search content on this websiteThe Cairns PostIn 2007, Cairns Regional Council rejected a development application that had been the subject of a public notification phase, during which several of the neighbouring residents had objected. But the council's decision was overturned by the Planning and ... [...]
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