RIO Tinto's $1.4 billion bauxite mine near Weipa, which could create up to 2000 jobs for the region, has been granted conditional approval by the Federal Government.
CAIRNS has been ranked the number one Australian regional destination for international association conventions, beating the Gold Coast, Darwin, Adelaide and Canberra.
MORE than 8000 Far North people have applied for 250 jobs offered by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliancefor its Bowen Basin coal mines.
IT'S happened to everyone. Closing a document the split second before you press save, or opening a printer to find a rat's nest of paper jamming the machine.
SAMSUNG Electronics says it has successfully tested super-fast fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology that will eventually allow users to download an entire movie in one second.
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DEBT is expected to soar over the next four years to a peak of $185 billion as the Federal Budget struggles to get back into the black, putting the nation's prized AAA credit rating in jeopardy.
TWO architects behind some of the world's most impressive aquariums will join forces to design the $35 million Cairns Aquarium.
THE architect of the $35 million Cairns Aquarium's main building will be announced today, launching the design stage of one of the region's biggest tourism developments.
WHILE UNESCO's World Heritage Committee is considering labelling the Great Barrier Reef ``at risk'', scuba divers, local tour operators and even the fish are all smiles.
CAIRNS health service is set to save $9.5 million this financial year with hospital executives promising no future job cuts.
THE collapse of a billion-dollar beef industry could only be avoided with swift government action - that's the message from more than 400 cattle producers at a beef industry crisis summit held in Richmond yesterday.
UNIONISTS reeling from a "horrendous" year of public sector job cuts took to the streets yesterday for the annual Labour Day march.
ELECTRONICS giant Samsung is recalling 150,000 washing machines sold across Australia because of fears the top loaders are a fire hazard.