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The Newsport has added another feather to its cap after receiving an award from the Queensland Multi-Media Awards (QMMA) for its coverage of Cyclone Ita in 2013. 

Thinking of bikie clubs as 'guilty until proven innocent' puts us on a very dangerous path, writes Crispin Hull. 

Last week Crispin Hull's wife was rescued from a potentially life-saving situation at sea by an EMQ chopper. Their bill: zilch. A well-funded and robust public health system is necessary to make such examples of emergency response possible nation-wide, writes Crispin.

Gough Whitlam's reforms made the Labor Party what it is today, but those egalitarian changes are in danger of being consumed in modern cynical party politics.



Thinking of bikie clubs as 'guilty until proven innocent' puts us on a very dangerous path, writes Crispin Hull. 

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will co-sponsor a bill on the legalisation of medical marijuana next week with the support of representatives from several different political parties.

After months of speculation, fast-food pizza chain Dominos has confirmed that it plans to open a new store in Port Douglas before Christmas. Get the full story first right here on the Newsport.

Douglas tour operator Sailaway has picked up a development award from Tropical Tourism North Queensland for their new afternoon Sunset Cruise service.

Douglas Shire Councillor Bruce Clarke has moved to clarify events at the latest council meeting, where the issue of providing power to Daintree communities was discussed.

Environmental concerns and issues facing the Great Barrier Reef were discussed at a Reef Hour speaking event in Port Douglas on Wednesday afternoon. 

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch will co-sponsor a bill on the legalisation of medical marijuana next week with the support of representatives from several different political parties.

The Douglas Shire Historical Society is preparing an interactive touchscreen display in conjunction with Mossman RSL sub-branch for next year's ANZAC day ceremony. 

Tourism Events Queensland has announced an extra $35,000 in funding for Port Douglas Carnivale 2015, focused on increasing out-of-town attendance for the cultural event.

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is urging the public to show support for ADF personnel deployed overseas by sending them gifts this Christmas. 

Tourism operators in Port Douglas, Mossman and Cape Tribulation have all picked up awards at the Tourism Tropical North Queensland awards last week. 

Douglas tour operator Sailaway has picked up a development award from Tropical Tourism North Queensland for their new afternoon Sunset Cruise service.

Douglas Shire Councillor Bruce Clarke has moved to clarify events at the latest council meeting, where the issue of providing power to Daintree communities was discussed.

Pointless vandalism or a new wave of modern art? Either way, the police aren't impressed.

Port Village Shopping centre has been confirmed as the site for a new Dominos Pizza store, which will open in Shop 18 between Vista Realty and Port Douglas Medical Centre before Christmas. 

Police have released a list of cars recently stolen in Far North Queensland, including two in Mossman.

Did you enjoy that quick shower of rain this morning? Look forward to more morning  showers in Douglas and Mossman for the rest of the week,  but don't expect it the wet season proper to start until around Christmas time. 

The question of who is responsible for providing power to the Daintree region continues to go unanswered as Ergon denies it has a responsibility to set up electricity north of the river. 

James Watson has dedicated years of his life to beautifying Port Douglas, but hopes his work will not be in vain. 

After months of speculation, fast-food pizza chain Dominos has confirmed that it plans to open a new store in Port Douglas before Christmas. Get the full story first right here on the Newsport.

Scientists at James Cook University have created a type of concrete that uses recycled plastic fibres for reinforcement instead of steel bars, drastically reducing the environmental impact of producing the commonly-used construction material.  

Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has welcomed the opening of a new research centre in the Daintree rainforest.

Bendigo Bank has given out over $15,000 to local community groups through Cairns Community Enterprise at a function in Port Douglas on Wednesday night. 

About 5,000 passengers were delayed this morning at Cairns Domestic Airport after a security breach. Passengers from about 5 flights went through security before they realised that some security machinery was not working.

The votes are in - now here are your finalists for the Port Douglas Business Awards, with winners to be announced at a glamorous gala awards night at Sheraton Mirage on December 5.

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Cricketer Phil Hughes has died in hospital after being struck in the head by a ball during play on Tuesday. Port Douglas Muddies president Steve Dobel lauds and farewells the young player, who was just 25. 

The Port Douglas Basketball Club's Under 14 players will have their end-of-season game at the Cyclone Shelter at 4pm on Wednesday. Click here to check out the details. 

Mossman District Rifle Club's latest shoot was plagued by mirage problems and a low turnout, with only two shooters coming out for the event. 

Check out the latest results from Mossman Golf Club here.

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