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.

'Wood in his blood': World Heritage trailblazer Peter Hitchcock dead at 75 - Fri, 24 May 2019 15:34:39

He established some of Australia's best-known national parks and fought for World Heritage listings across the globe. But for the late Peter Hitchcock, conservation was no walk in the park.

One Nation MP's push to protect platypuses from yabby pots - Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:32:39 +1100

In Victoria, New South Wales and Western Australia, there are localised or total bans on opera house pots, and now One Nation MP Stephen Andrew wants Queensland to review its rules.

Climate change is driving this possum towards extinction - Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:18:20 +1100

The white lemuroid possum of Far North Queensland's tropical mountains doesn't sweat because it's never needed to cool its body before. Now harsher heatwaves are forcing it to higher elevations and it is at risk of becoming extinct due to man-made climate change.

Imagine being paid to live here and learning you may be about to get more - Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:29:16 +1100

Where you live could be worth more than $1,000 a year extra to you and, depending on the outcome of a government review, you could be about to get more.

'You can help our broken family': Mum of Toyah Cordingley calls for help with murder probe - Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:49:31 +1100

The mother of murdered Cairns woman Toyah Cordingley says life will never be the same again, as police reveal a search of Lake Placid and Caravonica west of Cairns in far north Queensland has led to the discovery of items of interest.

Human chain tribute to slain woman Toyah Cordingley to 'reclaim our beach' - Sun, 11 Nov 2018 13:56:32 +1100

More than 200 residents bearing flowers gather to form a human chain across Wangetti Beach in far north Queensland to remember Toyah Cordingley, who was found dead there three weeks ago.

Spate of drownings raises questions over safety information given to tourists - Sun, 04 Nov 2018 08:56:31 +1100

After a spate of drownings in north Queensland waters, questions have been raised about whether tourism authorities do enough to promote water safety to visitors.

Environmental artist's thought-provoking installations to save oceans - Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:06:01

Environmental artist Amber Countryman turns waste material into art installations to raise consumer awareness of single-use plastics' impact on marine species.

More than the riots: How the next generation is sparking hope in Aurukun - Tue, 04 Sep 2018 06:36:55

A far north Queensland community wants to be known for the good that is being done rather than the negativity from the past.

'It was precarious': Teen surf lifesaving competitor hailed a hero after dramatic first rescue - Sun, 22 Jul 2018 14:38:08

A teenage surf lifesaving competitor is being praised for his role in a dramatic rescue south of Mission Beach in far north Queensland.

Calls for Cape York income management trial to continue - Thu, 19 Jul 2018 08:50:42

Members of the Hope Vale Aboriginal community on Cape York Peninsula are calling for their income management trial to continue, saying their town has changed for the better.

Handprints scanned to stop reef tourists being left behind - Sun, 20 May 2018 06:01:15

An electronic tracking system, which scans handprints to identify and monitor tourists, is being trialled on the Great Barrier Reef to stop divers and snorkellers being left behind.

Lighthouse painters go above and beyond to keep the lights on - Sat, 05 May 2018 05:15:49

Heavy rain, giant birds and a cyclone warning — working on keeping lighthouses shipshape is not a job for the faint-hearted.

WWI veteran's family fights for land 96 years on - Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:54:52

For 96 years, the late Private Augustus Hodgkinson Davies and his descendants have lived on one property in suburban Brisbane — yet they have never held freehold title of the land.

Sonic security aimed at the homeless sparks ethical debate - Sat, 07 Apr 2018 09:16:29

Businesses fed up with constant property damage employ sonic security to protect their shopfronts in Cairns, and while it is legal, some are questioning whether it is ethical.

Tropical Cyclone Iris redevelops off Queensland coast - Mon, 02 Apr 2018 08:35:55

The Bureau of Meteorology warns Iris could bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall to a stretch of the Queensland coast between Townsville and Sarina, although the strengthening system isn't expected to cross the coast.

You don't need $1 million in super to quit work and travel the world - Tue, 27 Mar 2018 08:03:44 +1100

As more Australians plan to work for longer, some are turning down large pay days to retire early and travel. So how did they do it?

'Trees coming down everywhere': Narrow escape in far north Queensland - Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:15:53 +1100

People travelling in a car in north Queensland capture the moment a landslide came within inches of crashing into them on the Captain Cook Highway.

Great Barrier Reef operators sign-up for 'The Last Straw' to tackle plastics - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:35:10 +1100

More than 30 tourism operators in Cairns and Port Douglas have signed-up to ban plastic straws at businesses within the Great Barrier Reef.

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.