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Fri 31 Oct

Barramundi will go off-limits on the east coast of Queensland from tomorrow until February 2015.

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.

Lessons learned from French economist Thomas Piketty could be applied to Australia's taxation system amid dropping government revenue and ever-present corporate tax dodging.

Joe Hockey's been caught out hiding budget secrets - and by John Howard, no less.

Tony Abbott is sending RAAF fighter jets to bomb ISIS in the Middle East but is ignoring far greater threats to Australia and the world.

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A new study by James Cook University has found that sediment plumes from coastal runoff and dredging can have big impacts on fish numbers offshore.

Another sighting of a massive croc inside the swimming area at Four Mile Beach has led to the closure of the beach and criticism of Douglas Shire Council's croc management policy.

An adventurer has captured footage of what appears to be a massive humanoid creature deep underground somewhere in Douglas Shire. Is this a sighting of a yowie, a mutated bigfoot, or the fabled Nephilim, half-human descendants of fallen angels? Watch the footage and decide for yourself.

An ambitious expansion to the Reef Marina is set to target the lucrative superyacht market and bring a massive boost to the Port Douglas economy.

Reports are coming in of high-speed police chase north of Mossman, including through the town of Miallo. 

Mossman Mill managing company Mackay Sugar has reflected on a year of challenges at its annual general meeting (AGM) last night.

Television legend Sir David Attenborough is in Far North Queensland shooting a nature program on the Great Barrier Reef. Click here for details.

Salsa Bar and Grill on Wharf Street in Port Douglas has picked up a national-level award from Savour Australia Restaurants and Caterers.

QT Port Douglas will be hosting a cocktail party to view the Melbourne Cup at Estilo Bar when the famous race is held next Tuesday, with funds being raised for Children's Hospital Foundation Australia. 

A scientific expedition led by Dr Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University has discovered several new lizard species at a remote 'Lost World' rainforest plateau in Cape Melville. 

A wildlife handler at Hartley's Creek has said that the risk of croc attacks on swimmers at the beach might not be everything it's worked up to be if 'a little common sense' is used.

The government's new Reef 2050 sustainability plan has been criticised by the Australian Academy of Science and the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).

Finalists for each category of the upcoming Douglas Business Awards have been announced, but there is still time to make the list before voting closes next week.

Racegoers attending Sheraton Port Douglas's luxurious Garden Party to watch the Melbourne Cup on the big screen will also be helping the fight against breast cancer. 

Well, not ALL of Australia - that would be crazy. But scientists have discovered a type of rock underneath Vanuatu that was thought to be unique to our wide sunburnt country.

Douglas Shire Mayor Julia Leu has launched the annual Mayor's Christmas Appeal, which will provide food hampers to the less fortunate for the festive season.

Douglas Shire Council will object to planned changes to the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements that would see Commonwealth funds re-allocated from reconstruction to resilience.

Year 11 and 12 students from Mossman State High School have created interactive art boards to be displayed next week at the Wildlife Habitat.

A new study by James Cook University has found that sediment plumes from coastal runoff and dredging can have big impacts on fish numbers offshore.

Keep an eye out for these vehicles and contact police if you see them.

An ambitious expansion to the Reef Marina is set to target the lucrative superyacht market and bring a massive boost to the Port Douglas economy.

Douglas Shire Council has responded to criticism over its stance on crocodile management after a sighting of a 4-metre crocodile at Four Mile Beach on the weekend.

An adventurer has captured footage of what appears to be a massive humanoid creature deep underground somewhere in Douglas Shire. Is this a sighting of a yowie, a mutated bigfoot, or the fabled Nephilim, half-human descendants of fallen angels? Watch the footage and decide for yourself.

Douglas Shire Council has announced Level One water restrictions for the shire, effective from today. Click here for details.

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See the latest results from Mossman Golf Club here.

The world's top mountain biking race finished at Port Douglas's Four Mile Beach over the weekend. See Rosie Wang's report here.

Check out this report from the Mossman and District Gymnastics Club about their members competing at a competition in Townsville.

Steve Dobel says that the C-Grade Muddies will be 'keen to redeem themselves' after a 'lacklustre' performance against the Mulgrave Toads.

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