Ten years ago

Thurs­day, Septem­ber 11, 2003

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Moss­man Cen­tral Mill work­ers were or­dered back to work by the In­dus­trial Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion yes­ter­day morn­ing af­ter strik­ing last Fri­day. The mill and em­ploy­ees have been try­ing to ne­go­ti­ate new En­ter­prise Bar­gain­ing agree­ments since Fe­bru­ary and an agree­ment had not been reached at any of the 23 meet­ings on the is­sue, in spite of the com­mis­sion’s help. The pat­ter of ex­cited lit­tle feet pounded St Crispins Sta­tion on Mon­day when 80 tiny tots en­joyed a ride on the Bal­ly­hoo­ley steam train to cel­e­brate Queens­land Child Pro­tec­tion Week from Septem­ber 7 to 14. On­board was Queens­land Com­mis­sioner for Chil­dren and Youth Robin Sul­li­van, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Port Dou­glas neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, Port Dou­glas Cubby House Cow Bay, Four Mile, Newell, Thorn­ton and Wonga beaches are to do bat­tle against each other and 12 other Far North Queens­land beaches in the 2003 Clean Beach Chal­lenge. Cape Tribu­la­tion won the Lit­ter Preven­tion Award in the last year’s chal­lenge.

Aus­tralian Iron­man Cham­pion Chris McCor­mack and last year’s win­ner Re­bekah Keat rode into Dou­glas Shire on Sun­day be­fore claim­ing vic­tory in the 2003 City of Cairns Half Iron­man. Up to 160 ath­letes con­tested the Con­ti­nen­tal Air­lines City of Cairns Half Iron­man triathlon in nearper­fect weather at Palm Cove on Sun­day.

and the Dou­glas Shire In­dige­nous Fam­ily Sup­port Group. The Port Dou­glas Quick­sil­ver Crocs se­niors’ sea­son came to an abrupt end at the hands of peren­nial fi­nal­ists Cairns Saints on Satur­day

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