Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS @SCHOOL -

This is in de­fence of back­pack­ers. A lot of busi­nesses in Port would be strug­gling if it wasn’t for the in­put of these peo­ple. Not only do they help in the work­place they also spend a lot of money.

I have met quite a few and with­out ex­cep­tion they have been lovely peo­ple..

As far as bi­cy­cles be­ing stolen, one of the first things that hap­pened to us when we came to Port in ‘81 was that we had our bikes stolen, it’s al­ways been a prob­lem in Port.

Same with break-ins. We’ve had our place bro­ken into, a few times, and not by back­pack­ers.

As far as shop­ping trol­leys go if Coles fined a few peo­ple $100 or so if they took the trol­leys out­side the premises, then it wouldn’t take long for the prac­tice to stop.

There are al­ways go­ing to be some bad eggs, but over­all we should be wel­com­ing these peo­ple.

Gregg and Jan, Port Dou­glas

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