Will premier listen to us?
THE subject of a refuge in Douglas Shire for people fleeing domestic violence is an urgent one. Now that the state minister appears to have dismissed the Shire’s case, one can only hope Mayor Leu succeeds in gaining the Premier’s ear on this when the government runs its community cabinet in Cairns in July.
“HOW good is footy?” said a headline in The Australian on Monday, celebrating a wonderful season so far in which it’s anyone’s guess who the eventual premiers will be.
That astounding win by the Maroons in Origin II is another example of a well matched contest.
But now the AFL Cairns reaches the season’s half way with a slew of ignominious results, in which a couple of top teams, not least our own Crocs, inflict regular and predictable massive defeats on under-strength others in the comp.
It’s not unusual – even national leagues can suffer from it as certain teams go through hard times.
But it must be — or should be — exercising the minds of the CAFL leadership to figure if there’s much they can do to improve things for next season. Footy’s the loser when there is a bunch of non-games.
OF COURSE a prominent subject in the shire this week has been the sad closure of Radio Port Douglas. I add my condolences to the many similar sentiments that have been expressed. It’s not a good thing when a community loses one of its voices, and this was one of a kind.
MT ISA is getting a another, bigger helicopter to service its huge district. Of course that’s great. It adds to the case for another rescue chopper for Far North Qld, where the need remains urgent. We forget this, until another spate of emergencies come along . . .