Pauline Hanson’s One Nation will contest ten of 12 northern electorates.
Major voter concerns for North Queensland reflect the expectations that minor party preferences will determine the election outcome.
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.
Professor Morgan Pratchett surveys bleached corals on Australia’s GBR.
Cassy Thompson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Bleaching has hit a huge swathe of the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals in the reef's remote northern reaches now expected to die as a result of warm waters linked to this summer's El Niño.
The proposed Aquis casino in Cairns is likely to be underwritten by the poker machine losses of local residents.
AAP/Aquis Great Barrier Reef
The proposed Aquis casino resort in Cairns is edging ever closer to regulatory approval. The development is touted by proponents as a “man-made wonder of the world” and will cost billions to develop. The…