Ten years ago
Thursday, September 11, 2003
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