Politics

Family first for newly announced Greens candidate

10 days ago   (11/01/2017)
With an election looming, the Greens’ team has been unveiled.

Opposition attacks government's croc strategy

19 days ago   (02/01/2017)
Labor says it's doing a good job of managing crocodiles in tropical north Queensland. Not everyone agrees.

Lobbying starts to upgrade Cairns Convention Centre

20 days ago   (01/01/2017)
Despite bringing in millions of dollars to the Cairns community, civic leaders say the Cairns Convention Centre must get better to stay relevant on the international stage.

One Nation announces state candidates for TNQ

34 days ago   (18/12/2016)
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has announced the party's first TNQ candidates standing at the next state election.

TropicNow best of 2016: Top 5 in TNQ politics

39 days ago   (14/12/2016)
TropicNow looks back over the past 12 months to highlight the top 5 moments in TNQ politics.

Council asks what you'd do as Mayor for a day

40 days ago   (13/12/2016)
Cairns Regional Council got an unexpected - and wonderful - response to one of its Our Cairns survey questions.

Courthouse Hotel sale finalised by council

43 days ago   (09/12/2016)
Cairns Regional Council avoids legal battle by reaching a sale agreement to buy the Cairns Courthouse Hotel.

Billy Gordon faces another investigation

49 days ago   (04/12/2016)
Fresh claims that Cook MP Billy Gordon failed to pay child support and lodge a tax return are being investigated.

Cairns sneaker fan featured in coffee table book

58 days ago   (24/11/2016)
There’s something about Adidas’ trainers that one Cairns collector just can’t get enough of...

Council names new CEO

59 days ago   (23/11/2016)
Cairns Regional Council has named John Andrejic as its new CEO.

Rangers get new powers

65 days ago   (17/11/2016)
Indigenous rangers have new enforcement powers to help care for country.

Minister backs traditional hunting of turtles and dugongs

68 days ago   (14/11/2016)
Federal Minister Nigel Scullion has defended the right of Indigenous people to hunt for turtles and dugongs.

LNP chooses local candidates for state election battle

83 days ago   (30/10/2016)
Sam Marino, Michael Trout and Robyn Quick have been endorsed as the LNP's local candidates.

Vintage venue the perfect choice for Meet Eat Repeat

87 days ago   (26/10/2016)
Our pop-up street-food style event Meet Eat Repeat is being held at the West Cairns Bowls Club on 5 November.

Marina jobs hinge on Douglas council decision

89 days ago   (24/10/2016)
Douglas Shire Council is facing pressure to help facilitate jobs at the $85 million Reef Marina redevelopment.

You're invited to pop-up event Meet Eat Repeat

94 days ago   (19/10/2016)
Pop-up street-food style event will feature tasty treats, music and fun at a vintage Cairns venue on 5 November.

Courthouse Hotel owners weigh up legal options

96 days ago   (17/10/2016)
A bold council plan to buy the Cairns Courthouse Hotel is good news for the arts, but it may spark a legal battle.

JUTE set to enter new era with pivotal funding boost

99 days ago   (14/10/2016)
JUTE Theatre Company goes from strength to strength with successful Catalyst funding grant.

Game on for Cairns council's Courthouse Hotel bid

99 days ago   (14/10/2016)
A key area in the Cairns CBD could soon be transformed into an arts and cultural precinct with today's vote by councillors.

Local GPs will soon be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis

100 days ago   (13/10/2016)
Medicinal cannabis available for Cairns patients from early 2017 under new state legislation.