Central Queensland University and James Cook University are part of the Townsville City Deal signed by three tiers of government in December 2016.
Universities can lead the way in creating opportunities for the economic development of regional cities and outer metropolitan areas under new City Deals.
Flanked by local MP Ewen Jones and Greg Hunt, Malcolm Turnbull announced funding for a new stadium in Townsville and the Great Barrier Reef.
To win government, Labor needs a net gain of 19 seats nationally – and that's the exact number of marginal seats being fought over in Queensland this election.
The Ranger uranium mine, inside the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.
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As of today, Queensland has lifted a 32-year ban on uranium mining. That decision was taken within months of the 2012 state election, despite Premier Campbell Newman’s pre-election promise not to restart…