Douglas Shire cane growers have just received news announcing the appointment of a voluntary administrator for the Mossman Sugar Mill. Despite record high global sugar prices, supply challenges and adverse weather conditions are being blamed for interrupting the Mill’s ability to operate viably.
The baby boomers “have cajoled and electorally frightened governments into polices that benefit them – from free university; cheap land; and subsidised mortgages in the 1970s; to superannuation concessions in the 1990s; investment concessions thereafter; and all the while generous senior’s cards giving car rego, utilities and rates concessions to the well-heeled….”
This afternoon, Wonga Beach State School hosted an afternoon of family entertainment to raise money for beloved local charity KIND Inc and to celebrate World Kindness Day.
Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s festival of pre-loved stuff with over 300,000 Australians hitting the trail each year in the hunt for the perfect pre-loved bargain…and the NicNak Shed in Port Douglas is on board, and welcoming others to get involved.
After two terms as both a councillor and Mayor of the Douglas Shire, Michael Kerr has announced that he will not be standing for re-election in the upcoming Local Government election.
More than 250 dodgy Shitbox Rally cars departed from Port Douglas yesterday, inland bound for Adelaide in what promises to be seven days of adventure and laughter in the spirit of raising funds for cancer research.