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FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: THROUGH AMERICAN EYES

New York Times' race relations correspondent John Eligon travels around Australia looking at what it means to be an Indigenous Australian today.

'AFRAID TO HAVE CHILDREN': CLIMATE SCIENTISTS REVEAL THEIR FEARS FOR THE FUTURE

Some are scared to have children, others are planning to leave the country. Top climate scientists speak about their biggest fears for the future, which one warns isn't looking very good.

TIAHLEIGH PALMER'S FOSTER FATHER COMMITTED TO STAND TRIAL FOR MURDER

Tiahleigh Palmer's foster father Rick Thorburn is committed to stand trial for the Queensland schoolgirl's murder.

FIRST GOLD COAST COMMONWEALTH GAMES VOLUNTEERS ANNOUNCED

An 80-year-old who is passionate about sports is named as one of the first volunteers for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

THREE WOMEN FOUND DEAD ON THE GOLD COAST

Three women aged in their 50s and 70s, believed to be a mother and her two daughters, are found dead at a Gold Coast property.

SKY MUSTER BROADBAND BOOST HELPS TACKLE BUSH DATA DROUGHT

A doubling of data allowances in peak periods on the Sky Muster satellite network is welcomed by rural and regional lobby groups.

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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