Ed­i­tor’s com­ment:

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK - Greg Mclean Manag­ing ed­i­tor

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.

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