Perspectives / Professor warns not to endanger World Heritage area
The environmental and economic impacts of such an unnecessary project are not worth gambling within the new COVID-19 world!
Perspectives / Is Tourism Port Douglas Daintree’s funding under threat?
Natalie Johnson, a twenty-five-year veteran of the tourism industry and current tourism business owner, explores her growing concern in a three-part series, for the future of independent local tourism organisation, Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD).
Dr Doug Quarry / Rockhampton Covid-19 case-containing the virus
Rockhampton has not had a COVID case for about seven weeks, and perhaps has let its guard down.
Dr Doug Quarry / Is the destruction of the Courthouse Hotel mango trees a justified health hazard?
Like many other Douglas residents, I was horrified to witness the destruction of the magnificent mango trees in and around the Court House Hotel early on Monday 18 May.
Crispin Hull / Considering our post COVID-19 wishlist
People, quite reasonably are drafting wishlists for a post-COVID world – such as action on climate, energy, tax, water, industrial relations and so on – but that risks a return to politics as usual. Rather we should be asking: what sort of economy do we want; what is the economy for; what role should government play and who should decide how government acts?
Crispin Hull / Alarm bells for ABC funding
This week’s report on ABC funding should alarm Australians.
The death by a thousand cuts of the ABC and the slow strangulation of Medicare has become woven into in Liberal Party’s DNA since John Howard turned Robert Menzies’ broad church of a liberal-conservative Liberal Party into a purely conservative one by shutting out almost everyone left of the nave.
Perspectives / Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures-the COVIDsafe
On any view of it, we are in extraordinary times. We are in the midst of a pandemic. People are dying. COVID-19 is, in many respects, unique compared to recent mass infectious diseases, like SARS and MERS. This disease is potentially fatal. It is highly contagious. It does not discriminate. Asymptomatic infected persons can spread it and its sequelae are not confined to pneumonia. It has been linked to major organ damage due to embolism and in children, severe septic shock.
Environment / Thousands alarmed over Douglas Shire Council’s threat to Daintree
Within 48 hours of its launch, over 2500 people have signed a petition expressing their opposition to the Douglas Shire Council Mayor’s proposals threatening the Daintree World Heritage rainforest.