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    What happens when a tourism town runs out of tourists?

    With the COVID pandemic shutting international borders – and state borders changing frequently – it’s a challenge Cairns, and the area around, is battling with.

    Tourism usually generates $3.5 billion a year, and the industry estimates the region is currently losing $5 million a day.

    Around a third of the Cairns workforce are receiving JobKeeper, which is due to end in just over a month. What happens then?

    Reporter: Stephanie Boltje.

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