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Worst in state for cop attacks

Townsville Bulletin SAMANTHA HEALY  August 20, 2015

MORE police are attacked in the Northern Region than in any other across Queensland.
Figures reveal there were 74 assaults on Townsville police between February 14 and July 14 – a worse record than the Gold Coast. 77 more words

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos attacking Lace Monitor

This morning, while watching Musky Rat-Kangaroos in our garden, we heard Sulphur-crested Cockatoos (Cacatua galerita) screeching quite differently from their normal calls.

We discovered a group of 5 birds in the large Kuranda Quandong tree behind our house, harassing a Lace Monitor (Varanus varius), who had been minding her/his business, only trying to warm up in the early morning sun. 144 more words


Mission Beach, North Queensland

Mission Beach is one of only a few spots in Australia where two world heritage areas, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef… 291 more words


Irony and Fun in "Double Madness"

Published by Margaret River Press, 2015


 If you like detective stories and a rollicking good read, with a nice dose of voyeurism thrown in, this first novel by Caroline de Costa, is definitely for you. 1,035 more words

Creative Features

Healthy Holidays - Port Douglas


An hour’s drive from Cairns along a winding coastal road, Port Douglas is laid back, relaxing  and warm during winter. Four Mile Beach starts at the end of the main strip in town, Macrossan Street, so you can work off a long lunch with an equally long walk. 565 more words


Port of Townsville Eyes Double Capacity

The Port of Townsville is investing AUD 55 million (about USD 44.12 million) to upgrade Berth 4 and double its capacity.

Queensland Ports Minister Mark Bailey said the investment would enable another two million tonnes of product to go through the port every year. 197 more words