North Queensland

Ocean dream within reach

Many of us do like to live beside the seaside - especially in Australia, where more than eight in 10 people reside within 50 kilometres of the coast, according to a government census.

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012, 12:00am

Troubled island to entice tourists

It has been rated the most dangerous place in the world outside a war zone, a tropical island ravaged by alcoholism, riots and racial tension.

But the Aboriginal inhabitants of Palm Island, off the coast of Queensland, believe they can transform their home land from a place of notoriety to a holiday paradise.

5 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Life on the water's edge

Gold Coast

Sanctuary Cove

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Judge moves trial from 'racist' city

Residents outraged after defence says poll shows Aborigine would not get fair trial

The inhabitants of a tropical Australian city are furious after a judge ruled they were too racist to give an Aboriginal offender a fair trial.

19 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Townsville

1 Waterfront delights

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Trouble in paradise as islanders burn police outpost

With its beaches, bays and balmy climate, Palm Island should be a tropical paradise, but five years ago it was described by Guinness World Records as the most violent place in the world outside a combat zone.

27 Nov 2004 - 12:00am