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Tue 22 Jul

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.

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. 

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.

Police have located two people matching fugitives on the run since Monday afternoon at a Port Douglas address thanks to a community tip-off.

Check out the latest economic update by Roger Ward from Cairns Mortgage Brokers.

Douglas Shire Council has announced a program of road reseals at seven locations across the shire.

Police have charged two Port Douglas men over a car that was left burning on Port Douglas Road in the early hours of Friday morning. 

New staff at Niramaya Spa and Beauty will offer visitors services unavailable anywhere else in Douglas until now.

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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. 

The Port Douglas Reef Raiders have recovered from a crushing defeat last game to win over the Brothers, plus a touching and long-awaited game between father and son. 

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