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Thu 31 Jul

Quicksilver and the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators have weighed in on what worries them about the approval of the giant Carmichael coal mine and expansion of the Abbott Point terminal. 

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. 

The Great Barrier Reef Marathon has been listed in third place on Australian Marathon Reviews's Top 10 Regional Marathons in Australia page. 

Douglas Shire Council will soon begin works on the first stage of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the Daintree Gateway environmental tourism precint.

Sunset in the Park and Douglas Community Kindergarten's Father's Day Picnic will combine for a day-long cultural community event in Rex Smeal Park in September. 

A high level conference of local government leaders this week will debate the future economic direction of Queensland’s regions.

A world-class business coach will give some tips to the Douglas business community on Tuesday. 

Staff at the Port Douglas hotel will show off their (albeit varying) baking skills for a good cause on Friday.

Dr Hugh Spencer from Austrop is trying to reduce the population of coconut palms, which he says are out-competing native wildlife and contributing erosion on beaches in Cape Tribulation.

Environmental organisation Tangaroa Blue has removed several tonnes of rubbish from Chilli Beach in Cape York with the help of a local school, also contributing to to a national database of marine rubbish.

New research in Far North Queensland might be the key to eliminating the dengue fever virus from the world. 

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

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. 

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Read up on a big week for the Douglas Netball Association. 

Check out the results of the latest Mossman and District Rifle Club shoot. 

South Cairns Cutters supporters could be forgiven for thinking their local area was in need of a major crocodile cull on Saturday after being beaten 11.12-78 to 16.16-112 by Port Douglas. 

Check out the latest action on the courts from the Douglas Netball Association. 

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

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