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A website for comparing property insurance in Far North Queensland long championed by Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch was launched yesterday.

Will Devlin weighs in on how we here in the middle of a Far North Queensland summer could help those enduring winter in a Syrian refugee camp. 

Crispin Hull weighs in on what a good inter-generational report would point out, including ideological risks to Australia's hard-earned public infrastructure and knowledge bank.

Crispin Hull weighs in on why the Coalition's Dickensian-era attitude toward the budget might not work in the real world.



Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited Mossman on Tuesday to discuss her sacking of Cook MP Billy Gordon with the local community. 

As the news breaks of Billy Gordon being sacked by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, questions are emerging as to whether this move will end Labours fractional hold on power in QLD.

Crown of Thorns starfish are pretty much the worst - they're hideous, poisonous, numerous and they're eating huge chunks of the Great Barrier Reef alive. But marine protection agencies are fighting an ongoing war against this underwater menace - and they're chalking up the wins. Read all about it here.

Port Douglas and Cairns have been named in Top 5 positions in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice awards for Best Australian destinations, with Wildlife Habitat and Blue Dive Port Douglas named as standout Douglas businesses. 

Holidaymakers at the Sheraton Port Douglas shared space with a reptilian guest today when a small crocodile turned up in one of the resort’s swimming pools. 

A post on social media has led to a surge in community in interest in making Port Douglas a plastic bag-free community. 

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From world motorised cooler championship racing to premier gourmet food festivals and international sporting events, Port Douglas will be on show as the official campaign for Carnivale 2015 gets underway.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk visited Mossman on Tuesday to discuss her sacking of Cook MP Billy Gordon with the local community. 

Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk appears to prefer to risk a by-election in Cook rather than have an unpredictable Independent, Billy Gordon, who was dumped by the ALP for not disclosing to the party his prior convictions and the domestic violence order against him.

The word around town seems to be "forward bookings are up, should have a great year". Before we all celebrate lets analyse how successful have we really been in our Tourist Business......

This is Zeus an 11 year old Bengal cat who went missing from Seashells, 15 Tropic Court on Friday night or Saturday.

Cairns Airport yesterday officially welcomed new regional airline Regional Express, which began operations on January 1.

While the nation was fearing for Port Douglas from a cyclone that never came, a group of longtime residents and notable figures gathered at Salsa Bar N Grill to farewell Paula Johnson, one of the brightest sparks in our region.

Member for Cook Billy Gordon is considering his next move today after being expelled from the Queensland Labor Party by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. 

Newsport contributor Rick Stoker brings us a picture of the unstoppable John and Marlene Cooper.

UPDATED 8:45am - Two vehicles have crashed at the same location just north of location hours apart, with one person reporting chest pains afterward. 

As the news breaks of Billy Gordon being sacked by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, questions are emerging as to whether this move will end Labours fractional hold on power in QLD.

A post on social media has led to a surge in community in interest in making Port Douglas a plastic bag-free community. 

A routine traffic stop has led detectives from Mossman and Cairns to search a Cow Bay property where they arrested two men and allegedly uncovered drugs and a large amount of stolen property, including ten motorcycles. 

Crown of Thorns starfish are pretty much the worst - they're hideous, poisonous, numerous and they're eating huge chunks of the Great Barrier Reef alive. But marine protection agencies are fighting an ongoing war against this underwater menace - and they're chalking up the wins. Read all about it here.

Holidaymakers at the Sheraton Port Douglas shared space with a reptilian guest today when a small crocodile turned up in one of the resort’s swimming pools. 

Paws and Claws animal shelter in Craiglie are planning to add a caretaker's cottage to enable even better care of the animals homed there.

Port Douglas and Cairns have been named in Top 5 positions in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice awards for Best Australian destinations, with Wildlife Habitat and Blue Dive Port Douglas named as standout Douglas businesses. 

Douglas Netball Association (DNA) has begun its 2015 season, with dozens of young netballers from all over the region coming together to test their skills, get fit and form friendships.

Douglas Shire Council has decided to commission local Yalanji artists to add Indigenous artwork to the Daintree Ferry as part of a planned upgrade to the Daintree Gateway region.

Wendy McWilliam and her son Ed McWilliam-Kerry are the force behind Barbados Port Douglas, a premium drinks-focused bar set to begin construction soon at the picturesque Reef Marina. 

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The Astute Financial Muddies tangled with the Toads for a shot at the Grand Final over the weekend. Check out Steve Doble's report here.

A variety of factors played into the end of the C-Grade Muddies season against Mulgrave over the weekend. Read Steve Doble's report here.

Check out how the brave paddlers from Port Douglas Outrigger Club went at the prestigious Hawaiian Airlines Harbour Challenge over the weekend.

'Wake-up' call for Muddies against Norths

When the Astute Financial Muddies fronted the bottom-placed Norths, it was supposed to be an easy, one-sided game. It was anything but. Read Steve Doble's report here.

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