City in Queensland, Australia

Townsville (Under CC License)

Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. Townsville is Australia's largest urban centre north of the Sunshine Coast, with a population of 173,815 as of the 2016 Australian census. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland by locals, Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state. It is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. The city is also a major industrial centre, home to one of the world's largest zinc refineries, a nickel refinery and many other similar activities. The Port of Townsville is also being expanded to allow much larger cargo ships from Asia and the world's largest passenger ships to visit. It is an increasingly important port due to its proximity to Asia and major trading partners such as China.

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Scott Morrison won't be campaigning on Anzac Day but the prime minister will attend events in Townsville, within the nation's most marginal seat.
Credit: SBS - Published 2 hours ago

Bill Shorten has tried to cement the crucial swing-seat of Herbert in Townsville after targeting other marginal electorates throughout Queensland.
Credit: SBS - Published 13 hours ago

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has paused to honour a major military victory as he fights for the seat of Herbert in Townsville.
Credit: SBS - Published 15 hours ago

Rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston has joined Bill Shorten for a morning run as the federal election campaign rolls through Townsville.
Credit: SBS - Published 16 hours ago

Former rugby league player Greg Dowling is reportedly set to be announced as the candidate for Clive Palmer's party in the Townsville seat of Herbert.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned $4 billion..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Clive Palmer says he will cover outstanding entitlements for workers sacked from his Townsville nickel refinery while simultaneously saying he didn't sack them.
Credit: SBS - Published 1 week ago

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