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Archive for May, 2019
Eleven die in horror week on Qld roads

A horror week on Queensland’s roads that has claimed 11 lives, six of them children, has left police calling for it to stop on Fatality Free Friday. May 31, 2019 Police will be hoping there are no more road deaths on Fatality Free Friday following a horror week on Queensland’s roads that has claimed 11 […]

Corrupt senior Qld firefighter jailed

A former Queensland Fire and Emergency Service inspector paid $194,500 for corruptly helping suppliers win lucrative contracts has been jailed for three years. May 31, 2019 A tip-off from the estranged wife of a former top Queensland firefighter helped authorities unearth official corruption behind the emergency services’ multi-million dollar uniform deal, a court has heard. Steven […]

Eleven die on Qld roads in horror week

A little boy has been struck and killed by a car in regional Queensland, following ten deaths on the state’s roads in one catastrophic week. May 30, 2019 Police will be hoping there are no more road deaths on Fatality Free Friday following a horror week on Queensland’s roads that has claimed 11 lives. A […]

Six kids die in horror week on Qld roads

A little boy has been struck and killed by a car in regional Queensland, following ten deaths on the state’s roads in one catastrophic week. May 30, 2019 A one-year-old boy has been hit by a car and killed in regional Queensland, the 11th victim of a car accident in a horror week that’s claimed […]

Qld cops investigate fiery head-on crash

Queensland police have called for any witnesses to a fiery accident that killed a mother and her four young children to come forward. May 30, 2019 Investigators are trying to get a clearer picture of the last moments before a fiery head-on crash that claimed the lives of a Queensland mother and her four young […]

Drug smuggling Qld mum avoids jail

A single Queensland mum convicted of smuggling a dangerous drug to the jailed father of her toddler son has escaped a prison sentence. May 30, 2019 A lonely Brisbane mum, busted for attempting to smuggle a drug used to treat opioid addiction to the jailed father of her toddler son, has narrowly avoided prison herself. Jade […]

Six kids die in horror week on Qld roads

A little boy has been struck and killed by a car in regional Queensland, following ten deaths on the state’s roads in one catastrophic week. May 30, 2019 A one-year-old boy has been hit by a car and killed in regional Queensland, the 11th victim of a car accident in a horror week that’s claimed […]

Dad mourns four kids killed in Qld crash

The youngest of four children who died in a fiery head-on collision in Queensland told his dad he loved him for the first time, just days before his death. May 29, 2019 Ten days before his tragic death in a fiery Queensland highway crash that also killed his mum and three siblings, the youngest victim […]

Qld crash victim told dad he loved him

The youngest of four children, who died in a fiery head-on collision on Monday told his dad he loved him for the first time just days before his death. May 29, 2019 Ten days before his tragic death in a fiery Queensland highway crash that also killed his mum and three siblings, the youngest victim […]

Qld cop to face court for computer hacking

A Qld police officer accused of accessing confidential information without authorisation has been stood down ahead of a court appearance for computer hacking. May 28, 2019 A Queensland policeman accused of computer hacking has been stood down from official duties and summoned to appear in court. The 50-year-old constable from Brisbane is being investigated by the […]

Qld mum in appeal bid over baby death

A Rockhampton woman is seeking to appeal her 18-month prison sentence for failing to provide necessaries of life to her baby boy, who died from injuries. May 27, 2019 Lawyers for a Queensland woman want to appeal her 18-month sentence for failing to supply the necessities of life to her baby boy who died, arguing […]

Qld man pays for forged pilot’s licence

Family pressure to succeed prompted a Queensland man to forge an Australian commercial pilot’s licence so he could work as an agricultural pilot. May 24, 2019 A Queensland man who crashed one plane and flew another into electricity wires has paid a big price for forging his commercial licence to get a job as an […]

Qld quarry owner jailed for worker’s death

The managing director of a Queensland quarry, who’s rush to get equipment operating led to the death of a young worker, has been sentenced to six months prison. May 24, 2019 Rushing to get a central Queensland quarry operating, against the advice of experienced contractors, was a key factor in the death of a young worker […]

Adani’s long road to Carmichael coal mine

After nine years, legal challenges, protests and extensive debate Adani’s Galilee Basin coal mine could soon be on. May 23, 2019 TIMELINE OF ADANI’S CHARMICHAEL COAL MINE DECISION: Adani’s plan to build the controversial Carmichael coal mine is just one step away from going full steam ahead with the approval of one of two outstanding […]

Cops chase down Qld campervan thieves

Police have been led on a two-hour pursuit after a man and a woman used a screwdriver to camper-jack a couple at an isolated campsite west of Brisbane. May 23, 2019 A man and woman allegedly armed with a screwdriver have camper-jacked a couple west of Brisbane before leading police on a two-hour chase. Anthony […]

Qld police nab alleged campervan thieves

Police have been led on a two-hour pursuit after a man and a woman used a screwdriver to camper-jack a couple at an isolated campsite west of Brisbane. May 23, 2019 A man and a woman accused of using a screwdriver to camper-jack a couple west of Brisbane and leading police on a two-hour chase […]

Uber pairs with Qld for reef sub rides

A promotion offering tourists $3000 submarine rides to view the Great Barrier Reef is expected to attract visitors from North America and Europe. May 23, 2019 Well-heeled visitors to the Great Barrier Reef will be able to dive deeper than most divers can reach without getting wet in a month-long mini submarine promotion. The one-hour rides […]

Qld crane driver not guilty of hit-and-run

A mobile crane driver accused of a hit-and-run causing grievous bodily harm to a woman in inner-Brisbane has been found not guilty. May 22, 2019 A Queensland Rail worker has been found not guilty after a mobile crane he was driving struck a woman crossing an inner-Brisbane street, leaving her seriously injured. Andre-Shane Moorby, 60, […]

Dead Qld pilot’s note provides crash clues

A hand-written note found in the wreckage of a light aircraft has helped solve why a Brisbane flight instructor and a student pilot crashed and died. May 22, 2019 A flight instructor’s hand-written note found in the wreckage of a light-aircraft was the vital clue investigators needed to understand why two men died when the […]

Queensland hit-and-run accused awaits fate

A jury has retired to consider if a mobile crane driver is guilty of an alleged hit-and-run causing grievous bodily harm to a woman in inner-Brisbane. May 22, 2019 A Queensland Rail worker, who blamed a blind spot for allegedly running over a young woman with a mobile crane before fleeing as she lay seriously […]

Qld ‘royal love child’ loses job appeal

A Queensland man, who claims he is Prince Charles’ love child and that it has impacted his job, has failed to overturn his suspension from work. May 21, 2019 A Queensland engineer, who believes his claim to be a love child of Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall negatively influenced his employer’s attitude toward […]

Tiny plastic trash killing seabirds: study

Tiny pieces of plastic littering the ocean are killing the most endangered species of seabirds – petrels, new research has found. May 21, 2019 Size matters for the world’s most threatened seabirds, who are at risk of death from even the smallest pieces of plastic floating in the world’s oceans, a new study has found. […]

Why was a ‘royal love child’ in court?

A Queensland engineer, who believes he is a Royal love child, has lost a legal bid to return to work after he was suspended for allegedly threatening his boss. May 21, 2019 QUEENSLAND MAN CLAIMS HE IS ROYAL LOVE CHILD: Who is Simon Charles Dorante-Day? * 53-year-old British national who believes he’s love child of […]

Ex-Ipswich mayor’s charges ‘irrelevant’

Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli’s fraud trial for alleged misuse of the Queensland council’s funds has been told the charges against him are irrelevant. May 20, 2019 The fraud trial of a former Ipswich mayor accused of dishonestly using ratepayer funds to buy goods at charity auctions has been told the charges against him are […]

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