THERE is something wrong with society when people have nothing better to do than go and smash up gravesites which have rested peacefully for more than 100 years.
There is no doubt we are blessed to live in the Douglas region where you can leave your car unlocked and be fairly certain it will still be there in the morning or say g’day to a complete stranger as you pass them in the street, just because.
But then you hear of the pathetic behaviour of a very small minority such as what happened at the Port Douglas cemetery on Monday night and are reminded of how selfish and downright horrible some people can be, even around here.
Cairns Regional Council and the Douglas Shire Historical Society do a great job of maintaining the cemetery which is rich in history and remains a place of reflection for many people who have friends and relatives laid to rest there.
To have a small group of people undo that good work for whatever reason is very disappointing.
With a bit of luck those responsible would have left their DNA behind and they will be brought to justice.
But a far more likely outcome is they will get away with it because no one saw or heard them and they may even be too young to prosecute.
If you did notice or hear something suspicious, or you think you might know who was involved, then dob them in.
Another example of people falling short of expectations recently is less of a surprise.
Children up at Wujal Wujal appear likely to again have to wade through croc-infested waters to get to school thanks to delays by a State Government department to deliver a vital piece of infrastructure.
The Bloomfield River crossing is a disaster waiting to happen and seems to get more dangerous with every patch-up job.
The promised bridge was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of the year but instead locals will be lucky if they get it started.
These delays also have a significant impact on the local tourism industry over the wet season as word soon gets around the crossing is a no-go zone.
Local residents deserve better.