Latest & Current News

Latest & Current News in Port Douglas

Just because you're on holiday it doesn't mean that you can't keep up to date with what's going on in the world. You'll be able to find most Australian based newspapers and magazines at newsagencies.

If you're looking for up to the minute Port Douglas news then here are a few resources with the most current Port Douglas news available.

Port Douglas news from Google

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Latest ABC Port Douglas (Far North Queensland) news

Below are listed news articles taken from the ABC News website, relating to the Far North Queensland region encompassing Cairns and Port Douglas.

Drone to go on croc watch in far north Queensland - Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:19:48 +1100

Fatal crocodile attacks prompt Surf Lifesaving Queensland to try a new approach to policing the reptiles at beaches, with a trial of high-tech drones that are programmed to detect the animals.

'Crack team' kicks off 'pivotal' mission to save Great Barrier Reef - Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:06:48 +1100

Reef scientists, including the man dubbed the "Godfather of Coral", begin a major research mission that aims to save the Great Barrier Reef from further damage.

A group of men climbing into a crocodile trap in Port Douglas - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:12:51 +1100

A man climbs on a trap set for a crocodile in Port Douglas - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:12:51 +1100

A man inside a closed crocodile trap in Port Douglas - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:12:51 +1100

Investigation launched into 'stupid and reckless' behaviour around croc trap - Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:12:51 +1100

A group of men are photographed climbing on a baited crocodile trap at the Port Douglas marina, not far from where a woman was taken by a crocodile earlier this month.

Human remains found inside 4.3-metre crocodile - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:24:46 +1100

Human remains are found in the crocodile responsible for taking 79-year-old Anne Cameron in far north Queensland last week, after wildlife officers spent days trying to track the animal.

Grandmother’s death sparks call for urgent action to tackle crocodile numbers - Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:00:51 +1100

The death of far north Queensland grandmother Anne Cameron renews calls for urgent action on crocodile management.

'We hope God took care of her': Family of woman feared taken by crocodile - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:56:40 +1100

The family of a Port Douglas grandmother who went missing near a croc-infested waterway speak of their heartbreak over the tragedy, as police confirm human remains have been found.

Croc traps to be set after suspected fatal attack on elderly woman - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:00:25 +1100

Wildlife officers will set traps for a crocodile thought to have taken 79-year-old Anne Cameron in the far north Queensland town of Port Douglas.

Elderly woman feared killed by crocodile in Queensland - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:23:18 +1100

What is believed to be human remains are found near a crocodile-infested creek in far north Queensland as police search for a missing elderly woman with dementia.

Division over croc removal near popular far north Queensland beach - Thu, 03 Aug 2017 06:30:00

Some locals and visitors to popular Four Mile Beach in far north Queensland are unfazed about the risk of crocodiles, despite one being caught in a trap around the corner this week.

Croc caught off famous tourist beach at Port Douglas - Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:16:51

A saltwater crocodile is caught near one of Australia's most well-known beaches, favoured by the likes of former US president Bill Clinton as well as a swag of international celebrities.

Wild coconut beach harvest business not such a nutty idea - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:45:51

A far north Queensland family creates an award-winning business by harvesting wild coconuts from local beaches.

The Willetts family, who harvest wild coconuts - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:45:51

Jesse and Cate Willets beach harvesting for coconuts - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:45:51

Attempted murder charge laid after woman held against her will - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:32:56

A 24-year-old man is charged with attempted murder, strangulation and deprivation of liberty after a 20-year-old woman was held against her will in north Queensland over a 16-hour period.

Accused abductor caught after car crash, alleged victim injured - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 16:32:09

A man accused of abducting a young woman from her north Queensland home is captured by police, caught fleeing the scene of a car crash that left his alleged victim injured.

Could brighter clouds help to cool the Great Barrier Reef? - Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:21:44

Australian researchers are working on plans to make the clouds above the Great Barrier Reef larger and more reflective, in an extraordinary bid to cool the water underneath and save the delicate coral communities below.

Extreme heat pushes parts of Great Barrier Reef beyond recovery - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:51:29 +1100

Parts of the Great Barrier Reef will never fully recover from repeated bleaching of its corals, caused by spikes in the water temperature, a detailed analysis of the reef over the past 20 years shows.

Should tourists driving in Australia use 'T-plates'? - Fri, 30 Dec 2016 12:40:56 +1100

International visitors driving in Australia should mark their cars with 'T-plates' and be given a handbook on road rules in an effort to reduce accidents, an instructor who is fed up with tourists driving on the wrong side of the road says.

Record die-off of coral confirmed by scientists - Tue, 29 Nov 2016 07:05:04 +1100

Queensland scientists confirm this year's mass coral bleaching event resulted in the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef, but some tourist areas around Cairns and the Whitsundays showed remarkable improvement.

'Fingers crossed': Rainforest search for chopper passenger - Sat, 19 Nov 2016 10:45:52 +1100

A ground and air search is underway for a man who may have been a passenger on a helicopter when it crashed into dense rainforest in far north Queensland yesterday.

Man dies while diving on Great Barrier Reef - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +1100

A man in his 60s dies while diving off Port Douglas in far north Queensland, just two days after a pair of French tourists suffered fatal heart attacks while snorkelling east of Cairns.

Authorities return to helicopter crash site amid reports of passenger on board - Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:51:25 +1100

Authorities return to the scene of a helicopter crash in far north Queensland where a pilot was earlier rescued, following reports there may have been a passenger on board.

Most Great Barrier Reef coral now dead north of Port Douglas, scientists say - Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:43:00 +1100

Eighty to 100 per cent of coral reefs surrounding Lizard Island off far north Queensland are now dead as a result of coral bleaching, scientists say.

'It will take years to recover': GBR coral damaged, dead from bleaching - Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:12:25

New images of the northern Great Barrier Reef reveal more evidence of the long-term impact of this year's coral bleaching event, with coral bleached and in danger four months ago now dying off.

Rex the Dog painting - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:11:27

L.J Kidd at work - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:11:27

Author with dyslexia writes and illustrates book series - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:11:27

Dyslexia has stopped L.J Kidd from being able to easily read books, but it has not stopped her writing them.

Girl, 3, hit by truck in Port Douglas - Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:35:00

A toddler is taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being hit by a truck in Queensland's far north.

Sideshow sword-swallowing Mormon travels the world - Fri, 13 May 2016 11:10:32

At 5-feet-three-inches tall Heather Holliday is not your average sword swallower, but her diminutive stature is exactly what made her famous in the world of sideshow.

Heather Holliday, sideshow performer - Fri, 13 May 2016 11:10:32

Baby dainty tree frog - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:15:52

WWII veteran John Hingley to march in first Anzac Day parade - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 12:33:40

John 'Cop' Hingley will be anything but a forgotten soldier when he marches with his medals in his first Anzac Day parade tomorrow at Port Douglas, in far north Queensland.

Only 7pc of Great Barrier Reef escapes bleaching: survey - Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:56:29

Aerial and underwater surveys of the Great Barrier Reef by the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce find 93 per cent of the reef is affected by bleaching.

Helicopter pilot missing, passenger swims 800m to safety - Fri, 08 Apr 2016 06:49:16

An air and sea search fails to find pilot Brad Maisel, whose helicopter crashed into the sea off Cape Tribulation in far north Queensland.

Widow of truck crash victim says justice not done after accused acquitted - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:28:36

The widow of a British tourist killed in a crash in Far North Queensland nearly five years ago says she does not feel justice has been done after the driver accused of causing his death was acquitted.

Stinger season in far north Queensland - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:53:52 +1100

Deadly jellyfish and crocodiles all in a day's work for north Qld lifeguards - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:53:52 +1100

While their southern counterparts contend with ocean swells and rips, far north Queensland lifeguards deal with different dangers — from potentially deadly jellyfish to the occasional crocodile.

Captured irukandji jellyfish - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:53:52 +1100

Juvenile box jellyfish - Wed, 02 Mar 2016 14:53:52 +1100

Kuranda gets poor score for child vaccination rates in health report card - Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:18:28 +1100

The latest report card on vaccination rates in far north Queensland has raised concerns about community immunisation.

NSW warned not to repeat Queensland council merger mistakes - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 18:06:55 +1100

Forcing NSW councils to merge could create "ungovernable" communities if residents' concerns are not properly considered, former Labor and LNP ministers who worked with merged councils in Queensland warn.

Stingers expected to spark more far north Qld beach closures - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:50:21 +1100

Beaches across far north Queensland are likely to be shut again this week due to the presence of potentially deadly jellyfish.

Far north Qld gets $23m for infrastructure work - Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:04:15 +1100

The Queensland Government has committed $23 million towards infrastructure projects in the state's far north.

Fresh bid made to short-circuit electric ant pest - Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:55:26 +1100

Biosecurity Queensland says it hopes to rid far north Queensland of electric ants by mid next year.

Rickshaw rider attempts world record for Lifeline - Mon, 19 Oct 2015 13:39:16 +1100

On board a bright yellow rickshaw, Crystal Davis is riding from far north Queensland to the Sunshine Coast in search of a world record while raising money for Lifeline.

Driver critical after car hits tree near Port Douglas - Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:27:48

A man in his 40s is in a critical condition after his car left the road and hit a tree near Port Douglas in far north Queensland last night.

Croc that bit golfer won't become a wallet: Minister - Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:12:08

The saltwater crocodile responsible for an attack on an elderly golfer in far north Queensland this week will not be turned into a wallet, Queensland's Environment Minister Steven Miles says.