Queensland Police, Elders and the Doomadgee community continue to work closely to restore calm amidst recent increased tension between local families.
Police are meditating between the families and assisting community to work towards de-escalating tensions.
Disputes in recent weeks include ad hoc incidents of fights involving two or three participants with by-standers watching. The QPS is not aware of any injuries resulting from these however a small number of assault complaints have been received and arrests made.
Late Monday evening (February 3) and early Tuesday morning (February 4) a large street fight occurred, which splintered off at times into smaller disturbances.
Police attended these incidents however on one occasion had to withdraw after rocks were thrown at their vehicles.
No officers were injured however some minor damaged was sustained to police vehicles.
Around 3am Tuesday minor damage was sustained to a Diamond Street home after a fire was deliberately lit. The blaze, which damaged furniture in a bedroom, was extinguished by members of the community.
Police are not aware of any injuries from the overnight disturbances.
Police are investigating all the incidents with five additional officers arriving in Doomadgee on Tuesday to assist local police and to assist detectives investigate offences. Another officer, who was already en-route to Doomadgee on transfer, also arrived on Tuesday.
Andrew Gillies, Mount Isa Patrol Inspector has praised the commitment of police and senior members of local families to forge a path forward.0