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Queensland Tourism Industry Council has said tourism’s small businesses could be responsible for a large portion of the state’s economic growth in the coming decades.

 

WATCH: 'Flow' by Jenna Rumney

Check out Jenna Rumney's finalist entry into the Cairns Underwater Film Festival, titled 'Flow', filmed exclusively in the Mossman / Port Douglas area. 

Sending your kids to an exclusive private school might turn out to be a waste of money in the light of new research that shows they won't, on average, earn more in the workforce than their publicly-educated peers. 

Australia's got plenty of mines but only one Great Barrier Reef, and a develop-at-all-costs attitude by government and the private sector endangers a natural wonder that millions come to see every year.

Crispin Hull chucks in his two cents on why Australia needs to stop doing its referendums in half measures, and a possible fix to the Ukraine crisis. 

New figures from Tourism Australia show that international visitation to Australia has increased by 7.9 per cent in the last 12 months, with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree saying our region is going to reap the benefits of the higher visitor numbers.

Douglas Shire Council has run a community forum at Diwan to listen to the concerns of residents living north of the Daintree River.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is pushing for the legal use of cannabis to treat chronic conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. 

The fate of Mossman’s electricity supply hangs in the balance in the leadup to Ergon Energy’s decision on whether or not to to switch the town’s power to an upgraded line. 

New figures from Tourism Australia show that international visitation to Australia has increased by 7.9 per cent in the last 12 months, with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree saying our region is going to reap the benefits of the higher visitor numbers.

Environmental organisation Tangaroa Blue has completed another beach clean-up at Woody Island and organisers say they are making a very noticeable difference to the island's rubbish levels. 

Douglas Shire Council has run a community forum at Diwan to listen to the concerns of residents living north of the Daintree River.

Mirage Country Club Port Douglas has picked up some state-of-the-art new golf carts as part of a plan to refurbish the club. 

Mossman State High School Students enjoy Politics workshop | The Newsport

Thursday 12.00pm Year 12 Study of Society students from Mossman State High School attended a local and state politics workshop at...

 

Cruise ship Pacific Dawn has dropped in to Port Douglas and bought 1800 paying customers with her. Find out what that's going to do for the Douglas economy here.

The community of Degarra will have improved flood access now that Douglas Shire Council has secured funding for an upgrade project to two causeways across the Woobadda River. 

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is pushing for the legal use of cannabis to treat chronic conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. 

Douglas's film-making community has done the region proud at the Cairns Underwater Film Festival on Saturday. Check out some of the entries here.

The State Government will extend the mandatory language lessons for Queensland kids down to Year 5 students in a bid to improve early development.

The Port Douglas Colts junior AFL team's win at the grand final last night has been overshadowed by the emergence of smartphone photos showing several players celebrating naked at the club's grounds. 

Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club has picked up seven Age Champion awards at a competition at Palm Cove.

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Mossman Gymnasts rank in FNQ Top 10

Port Douglas Crocs president Andy Smith reflects on the ups and downs of the season.

The Douglas United Dragons have rounded off a disappointing season with a 3-2 home loss to Marlin Coast at Cassowary Park on Saturday night.

Mossman Golf Club hosted 68 players in a qualifying round of the Holden Scramble on Saturday in perfect conditions. 

Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club has picked up seven Age Champion awards at a competition at Palm Cove.

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