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Courier-Mail opinion piece on daylight saving

I have an opinion piece on daylight saving published in today’s Courier-Mail, arguing it is time for a new trial of summer time in Queensland, at least for South-East Queensland, as the economic costs (including the opportunity cost of lost recreational opportunities) are becoming too large to ignore: 77 more words


Paronella Park in Pictures

Paronella Park began with a dream.

José Paronella’s dream was to build a castle, and he did it. On five acres of lush rainforest beside the Mena Creek Falls he created a romantic castle and gardens with a love tunnel and dedicated it to his beloved wife, Margarita.  365 more words


Free Camping: Atherton Tablelands, Queensland

There are two rest areas on the Atherton Tablelands with flush toilets, picnic tables, and BBQs that allow free camping, or camping with a gold coin donation. 329 more words


Best Camping Atherton Tablelands: Lake Eachem, Malanda

The Atherton Tablelands is so jam-packed full of things to see and do that you should consider staying for a night or two so you can fit it all in. 541 more words


7 Reasons to visit Lake Barrine

Lake Barrine is part of the Crater Lakes National Park along with Lake Eachem. Both lakes were formed when molten lava came in contact with groundwater. 649 more words


Fishing industry tackles net-free zones

More than 26,000 people have supported a Queensland Seafood Industry (QSI) petition opposing the introduction of net-free fishing zones in North and Central Queensland.

The petition has been backed by Shadow Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Deb Frecklington and Shadow Environment Minister Stephen Burnett, who have presented the petition in parliament. 436 more words

Ellinjaa Falls in Pictures

Ellinjaa Falls is on the compact 17 km Waterfall Circuit that includes Millaa Millaa Waterfall and Zillie Falls located on the Atherton Tablelands south east of Cairns, Australia.  235 more words