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Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch has argued for greater flexibility in employee hours, saying hospitality and tourism businesses in Far North Queensland are suffering due to being unable to pay penalty rates during peak periods. 

Sending your kids to an exclusive private school might turn out to be a waste of money in the light of new research that shows they won't, on average, earn more in the workforce than their publicly-educated peers. 

Australia's got plenty of mines but only one Great Barrier Reef, and a develop-at-all-costs attitude by government and the private sector endangers a natural wonder that millions come to see every year.

Crispin Hull chucks in his two cents on why Australia needs to stop doing its referendums in half measures, and a possible fix to the Ukraine crisis. 

Rumours are flying that the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be filmed in Far North Queensland, with councils and tourism organisations alike trying to maximise Douglas Shire's attractiveness to producers.

New figures from Tourism Australia show that international visitation to Australia has increased by 7.9 per cent in the last 12 months, with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree saying our region is going to reap the benefits of the higher visitor numbers.

Douglas Shire Council has run a community forum at Diwan to listen to the concerns of residents living north of the Daintree River.

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch is pushing for the legal use of cannabis to treat chronic conditions such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. 

Police are searching for a white 2004-model single cab Hilux stolen from outside the Mossman Golf Club on Monday night. 

Rumours are flying that the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be filmed in Far North Queensland, with councils and tourism organisations alike trying to maximise Douglas Shire's attractiveness to producers.

The lineup for Sunset in the Park 2014 has been announced and includes Port Douglas band Timber and Wood, Sun Salute, Dave Cooke and lots more. See inside for details. 

2 Fish restaurant in Port Douglas has celebrated a successful year at their new location at Coconut Grove.

Biosecurity Queensland has warned that feral pigs are still covered by legislation regarding cruelty to animals and anyone breaching that legislation can face hefty fines and jail time. 

Mirage Country Club in Port Douglas hosted a locals-only golf game to show off upgraded grounds and equipment at the course last week.

Staff and families from the Port Douglas Fire Station came together last week to celebrate the service of two of the station’s leaders.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council has said tourism’s small businesses could be responsible for a large portion of the state’s economic growth in the coming decades.

 

New figures from Tourism Australia show that international visitation to Australia has increased by 7.9 per cent in the last 12 months, with Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree saying our region is going to reap the benefits of the higher visitor numbers.

Environmental organisation Tangaroa Blue has completed another beach clean-up at Woody Island and organisers say they are making a very noticeable difference to the island's rubbish levels. 

Douglas Shire Council has run a community forum at Diwan to listen to the concerns of residents living north of the Daintree River.

Mirage Country Club Port Douglas has picked up some state-of-the-art new golf carts as part of a plan to refurbish the club. 

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Thursday 12.00pm Year 12 Study of Society students from Mossman State High School attended a local and state politics workshop at...

 

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Port Douglas Crocs president Andy Smith reflects on the ups and downs of the season.

The Douglas United Dragons have rounded off a disappointing season with a 3-2 home loss to Marlin Coast at Cassowary Park on Saturday night.

Mossman Golf Club hosted 68 players in a qualifying round of the Holden Scramble on Saturday in perfect conditions. 

Port Douglas Surf Lifesaving Club has picked up seven Age Champion awards at a competition at Palm Cove.

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