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Wed 23 Jul

Douglas Shire Council will add several thousand cubic metres of sand to Newell Beach to combat erosion.  

The Abbott government has thrown away the one politcal weapon it might use against its opponents, writes Crispin Hull.

Private debt is the hidden pin that will burst the Aussie housing bubble, writes Crispin Hull.

Crispin Hull weighs in on how some new guidelines for the Senate could prevent deadlocks and unnecessary double dissolutions. 

Marine Safety Queensland has removed a one-by-one metre concrete block from Port Douglas Channel that damaged two Quicksilver boats but questions still remain as to where it came from. 

A cane train on its way to Mossman Mill has spectacularly derailed at the South Mossman River Bridge. No-one is believed to be injured.

Mossman Show over the weekend was a roaring success with even more locals and tourists alike stopping in to be entertained by a variety of rides, stalls and competitions.

New figures released Monday show that the Queensland economy is one of the country's powerhouses.

A Douglas resident has had a close encounter with a dingo believed to have been spotted several times around the area. 

Gates to the event open at 4pm with the movie starting at 6:30pm. 

Reef tour company Quicksilver will be counting its losses after two of its tour boats were taken out of action for several days after striking a concrete block at the bottom of Port Douglas Channel. 

Members of the Douglas community have left flowers at the site of a house fire on St Crispin's Avenue that claimed the life of a person on Saturday night. 

Australian scientists, including researchers at James Cook University, have found that dredging activities can double the risk of disease in coral reefs. 

Douglas Shire Council has committed to funding Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree for the next three years.

Port Douglas Outrigger Canoe Club will move to a new location in Four Mile Park after concerns about crocodiles their old location in Dickson Inlet.

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A changing breeze and light mirage were bigger challenges than expected at the Mossman and District Rifle Club shoot over the weekend. 

Catch up on the action as the Douglas Netball Association returns to play.

Check out all the latest action on the greens at the Mossman Golf Club.

The Douglas Dragons have fallen to ladder leaders Mareeba Bulls, with referee decisions criticised by the club's leadership. 

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