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6:34 AM

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78.8°F

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POLICE DIVERS TO EXAMINE SUNKEN QUEENSLAND TRAWLER

A recovery operation has begun for a trawler in which it is believed six men drowned when it sank off the central Queensland coast earlier this week.

THE BRISBANE SUBURBS WHERE IT'S ABOUT TO GET HARDER TO BUY AN APARTMENT

From next week it will be a lot tougher to borrow money for buying an apartment in a range of Brisbane suburbs. We've compiled a list of where.

'I COULD'VE BEEN AN ANGRY PERSON': TRISH USES HER DISABILITY TO OPEN MINDS INSTEAD

As soon as she leaves the house, people stare at Trish Jackson. But she uses her time to teach young people how to be resilient.

SUNKEN FISHING TRAWLER FOUND BY SEARCHERS OFF QUEENSLAND COAST

Police say they have found the commercial fishing trawler Dianne in which six men are believed to have drowned when it sank in heavy seas on Monday night.

MOTHER OF SKYDIVER KILLED AT MISSION BEACH SPEAKS OF 'QUIRKY' SON

The mother of skydiver Peter Dawson, who died at Mission Beach on Saturday, says finding answers will not bring her son back.

BIRD STRIKE FORCES VIRGIN FLIGHT BACK TO MELBOURNE

A Virgin Australia flight en route to Brisbane returns safely to Melbourne Airport after the pilot reported a bird strike.

BEST DEALS ON HOTELS, RESORTS AND LOCAL ACCOMMODATIONS. COMPARE ALL THE TOP TRAVEL SITE PRICES AT THE SAME TIME!

At HotelsCombined, we know that booking accommodation online isn't easy, but we believe it should be. Having to trawl through a hundred websites looking at a thousand 'deals' can be overwhelming and complicated. At the end of the day, you just want to know you've booked the hotel that's right for you - at the best possible price. We saw the opportunity to do something about this. Since then we've been working hard to find you the best hotel deals.

City Information & Statistics

Cairns () is a city in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is on the east coast of Far North Queensland. The city is the 5th-most-populous in Queensland and ranks 14th overall in Australia. Cairns was founded in 1876 and named after William Wellington Cairns, Governor of Queensland from 1875 to 1877. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but declined when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. The estimated residential population of the Cairns urban area in 2015 was 147,993. Based on 2015 data, the associated local government area has experienced an average annual growth rate of 2.3% over the last 10 years. Cairns is a popular... View More Information at Wikipedia

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