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Archive for April, 2019
Teens joy ride in stolen school bus: cops

Two teenagers have allegedly smashed a stolen school bus into a parked car and trailer during a 200 km joy ride in central Queensland. April 30, 2019 Two teenagers are accused of taking a 200 km joy ride through central Queensland in a stolen bus, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The pair, […]

Brisbane man acquitted of rent row killing

A Brisbane man has been acquitted of the manslaughter of his housemate as they fought about rent. April 30, 2019 Aaron Bunch, Warren Barnsley, Nicholas McElroy A Brisbane man has been found not guilty of killing his housemate by putting him in a headlock during a dispute about rent payments. Aaron Llewellyn Jones, 31, was acquitted […]

One Nation’s Dickson quits over strip club

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says there’s no place in her party for right-hand man Steve Dickson after his strip club romp in the US. April 30, 2019 Aaron Bunch, Tracey Ferrier Pauline Hanson has told voters they deserve better after sacking the Queensland leader of One Nation, Steve Dickson, over his alcohol-fuelled strip club […]

Anti-Adani convoy rides into hornet’s nest

Hundreds of Adani coal mine supporters are expected to rally in a Queensland mining town as a Bob Brown-led convoy of anti-Adani activists arrives on Saturday. April 27, 2019 A protest convoy aimed at stopping the Adani’s Bowen Basin mine will get “a very, very hostile reception” from hundreds of counter-protesters as it rolls into […]

Qld council may be axed over fraud charges

Logan City council could be sacked after its suspended mayor and seven councillors were charged with fraud for allegedly booting a top executive from her job. April 27, 2019 A second Queensland local council could be sacked after criminal charges were laid against its suspended mayor and seven councillors by the crime watchdog. The Crime and […]

Pro-mine rally to greet stop Adani convoy

Hundreds of Adani coal mine supporters are expected to rally in a Queensland mining town as a Bob Brown-led convoy of anti-Adani activists arrives on Saturday. April 27, 2019 A protest convoy aimed at stopping the Adani’s Bowen Basin mine will get “a very, very hostile reception” from hundreds of counter-protesters as it rolls into […]

Qld mayor, councillors charged by CCC

Suspended Logan mayor Luke Smith and seven councillors have been charged over the ouster of a top executive who cooperated with a corruption probe. April 26, 2019 A suspended Queensland mayor and seven current councillors have been hit with criminal charges for allegedly pushing a top executive out of her job. The Crime and Corruption […]

Murder charge over Qld street attack

A man has been charged with murder after an alleged violent attack at a Brisbane intersection which claimed the life of a 50-year-old man. April 26, 2019 A man has been charged with murder after a “horrific and extremely violent” attack left a man lying in a Brisbane street with head, neck and chest injuries. The […]

Last two missing Queensland hikers found

Two hikers missing in outback Queensland since Thursday have walked out of bushland after bad weather hampered search and rescue efforts. April 26, 2019 Two hikers who spent the night in bushland near a central Queensland gorge have walked to safety after bad weather hampered search and rescue efforts. The pair were the last of […]

Two Qld hikers still missing, man located

Two hikers remain missing in outback Queensland since Thursday while a man has been found in a separate incident in the same remote area. April 26, 2019 The search continues for two hikers who spent the night in bushland near a central Queensland gorge. A helicopter crew began searching around Carnarvon Gorge, south of Emerald, […]

Families gather for Brisbane Anzac march

The Brisbane Anzac Day parade will, for the first time, include veterans’ families marching behind banners citing the campaigns their loved ones fought in. April 25, 2019 Veterans families are, for the first time, marching in the Brisbane Anzac Day parade behind banners citing the military campaigns their loved ones fought in. They’ve joined about […]

ANZAC vets march with pride in Brisbane

Crowds have cheered as thousands of serving and ex-servicemen and women marched through Brisbane’s streets on Anzac Day. April 25, 2019 Veteran Paul La Forest says he owes it to his mates, who were killed in Vietnam, to march in Brisbane’s Anzac Day parade. The 74-year-old spent a year and a day near Nui Dat with Tiger […]

Pride and sadness mark Anzac Day in Qld

Thousands of Queenslanders have attended dawn services and parades on Anzac Day to honour serving and ex-servicemen and women. April 25, 2019 Sandra Davis didn’t serve in the military but for more than 25 years she has proudly marched on Anzac Day to commemorate her father’s service in World War II. Her dad, Bill Wharton, survived […]

Qld PhD focuses on defence life struggles

Retired army captain Kerri-Ann Woodbury is researching the effects of deployment on relationships to better prepare couples for the difficulties of service. April 24, 2019 A former army nurse who raised four kids while her veteran husband battled post-traumatic stress has gone back to school to help other families navigate defence force life. Retired Captain Kerri-Ann […]

Right-wing parties top Qld Senate draw

Rise Up Australia Party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party and the United Australia Party have nabbed the top three spots in the Queensland Senate ballot. April 24, 2019 Right-wing political parties have nabbed the top three spots on Queensland’s Senate ballot paper. The Rise Up Australia Party, Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party and Clive Palmer’s […]

Owed Qld refinery funds in trust: Palmer

Entitlements for former Queensland Nickel workers will be transferred to a trust account so payments can be made, Clive Palmer says. April 24, 2019 Unpaid entitlements Clive Palmer promised to pay workers laid off from his Townsville nickel refinery three years ago are being put into a trust account. The billionaire businessman last week said […]

Toddler saved from dingo’s jaws heads home

A toddler rescued from a dingo’s jaws after it dragged him from his bed on Fraser Island in Queensland has been discharged from hospital. April 23, 2019 A toddler, who suffered a fractured skull after he was dragged from a camp bed by a dingo on Queensland’s Fraser Island, is on his way home from […]

Qld soldier finally home for Anzac Day

After more than a decade of overseas deployments, retired Australian Army medic James DeAngelis is home to spend Anzac Day with his kids in Brisbane. April 23, 2019 Former medic James DeAngelis has commemorated Anzac Day across the globe during his four overseas deployments for the Australian Army. Now that he’s a civilian dad, the recently-retired corporal […]

Qld doctor murder accused face court

Two teenagers and a young man charged with the murder of a Brisbane doctor, who was shot dead at his home earlier this week, have faced court. April 20, 2019 Two teenagers and a young man accused of murdering a Brisbane doctor at his home have fronted a Queensland court. Joshua Hamilton, 19, Billy Smith, […]

Coal train activist’s sanity questioned

A man has faced court following his five-hour protest on a Queensland coal train, which cost the freight company $1.3 million. April 20, 2019 A Queensland magistrate has questioned an anti-coal activist’s sanity after he stepped in front of a moving train to protest against climate change. The five-hour protest on an Aurizon coal train […]

Toddler snatched from dingo’s jaws stable

A toddler rescued from a dingo’s jaws after it dragged him from his bed on Fraser Island in Queensland is recovering after surgery. April 20, 2019 A toddler dragged from his bed by a dingo on Queensland’s Fraser Island is recovering in hospital with a fractured skull and cuts to his head and neck, following surgery. […]

Coal train activist fronts Qld court

A man has faced court following his five-hour protest on a Queensland coal train, which cost the freight company $1.3 million. April 20, 2019 An anti-coal activist, who’s five-hour protest on a Queensland coal train cost the freight company Aurizon $1.3 million, has fronted court. Jaxom Kerlin, 18, was granted bail in the Brisbane Magistrate’s […]

Three charged for Brisbane doctor’s murder

Police have charged two teens and a young man with murder after a Brisbane doctor was shot dead at his home earlier this week. April 19, 2019 Two teenagers and a young man have been charged with the murder of a Brisbane doctor, who was gunned down at his home. Luping Zeng, 56, was shot […]

Protesters stop coal train in Brisbane

A man has been charged and woman is in hospital after activists stepped in front of a moving coal train in Brisbane. April 19, 2019 One protester is in custody and another was taken to hospital after activists stepped in front of a moving coal train headed for the Port of Brisbane. The train driver […]

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