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Quotes, moving and covers

I am in the middle of packing, and it’s been a little bit of a nightmare.  There are so many things to think about.  In fact the process is long and fraught with so many niggly little problems that I’ve had to take a step back from everything, including writing.  812 more words

Amorina Rose’s Blog

Rare Overseas Chinese Temple in North Queensland

Hou Wang Temple is a rare example of an overseas Chinese temple dating back to about the 1900s. It is located at Atherton’s Chinatown on the Atherton Tablelands. 234 more words

Atherton Tablelands, N/Qld

On the Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

If you live in North Queensland, a visit to Hinchinbrook Island is a must. If you are physically able, walking the Thorsborne Trail along the length of this iconic island takes it to the next level. 1,019 more words

Happiness

Proserpine Museum: open for business

Today, volunteers at Proserpine Museum opened the doors for business for the first time since Cyclone Debbie. With many local businesses still closed and undergoing repairs, this reopening is great news for Proserpine. 119 more words

Ghosts of the Thylacine: Tasmanian Tiger Spied in the Wild?

The last known living Tasmanian Tiger – also known as the thylacine – died in captivity eighty years ago. However, sightings of the striped, dog-like marsupials have persisted throughout the decades. 397 more words

Science

Cyclone leads to mining sector declaring force majeure

Cyclone Debbie has wreaked havoc on the communities of North Queensland and mining companies are counting the costs alongside communities in the process of cleaning up. 277 more words

Cyclone Debbie

Selling QIC highly desirable and would avoid allegations of political interference regarding mega mine infrastructure

First, my thoughts and prayers are with the people of North Queensland as they wake up to the devastation from Cyclone Debbie.

In his extraordinary eulogy for Marie Antoinette, the Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke lamented that the French Queen had not been adequately defended: “I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards, to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult.” Luckily for the government-owned Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), the Courier-Mail was quick to pull its sword from its scabbard to defend QIC from the threat of insult. 495 more words