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Archive for October, 2019
Qld man guilty of road-rage murder

Queensland man Jamie Saxon has been found guilty of murder for stabbing a drunk German backpacker during a 2017 road-rage incident. October 31, 2019 A man who stabbed a drunk German backpacker during a Brisbane road-rage incident has been found guilty of murder. Jamie Saxon, 35, admitted fatally stabbing Dominik Schulze, 30, on October 6, […]

Qld one-punch attacker walks from court

A man convicted of assaulting his friend during an argument at a pub has walked from a Queensland court despite his mate dying minutes after being struck. October 31, 2019 A Queensland man convicted of drunkenly assaulting his mate during an argument at a pub has walked from court despite his friend dying minutes after […]

Queensland mother’s killer pleads guilty

A woman has faced court over the death of a Queensland mother, whose charred body was found on the side of a dirt road in northern NSW two years ago. October 30, 2019 A woman has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a Queensland mother, whose charred body was found on the side of a dirt road […]

Qld escort agency raid nets 24 people

Twenty-four people charged with prostitution-linked offences have faced court after police shut down an illegal escort agency on the Gold Coast. October 30, 2019 Police have busted an illegal Gold Coast escort agency, with 24 people facing a Brisbane court accused of prostitution-linked offences. Among those to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday was […]

Boy restrained and isolated at Qld school

Beau Connor’s parents, Julie and Peter, allege their son endured physical violence, restraint and seclusion at a Queensland school between 2011 and 2015. October 29, 2019 A disabled boy with behavioural issues was restrained in an isolated withdrawal room at a Queensland school for over two hours despite vomiting and complaining of chest pain, a […]

Qld education parent battle back in court

The mother of a boy with ADHD has been excused from court after a panic attack in the witness box of a Queensland court. October 29, 2019 The mother of a boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who is suing Education Queensland has been excused from giving further evidence a day after suffering a […]

Mirvac money ‘built union boss’ Qld home’

A Mirvac project manager had tradies build a union boss’ Brisbane home and corruptly bill the work to a large shopping centre development, a court has heard. October 28, 2019 A Mirvac executive had tradies build a union boss’s plush Brisbane home and bill the work to a large shopping centre development using false invoices, […]

Dad who underfed disabled daughter jailed

A single dad who neglected his severely disabled daughter by underfeeding her in the months before she died has been jailed for three-and-a-half years. October 10, 2019 A single father who failed to properly feed and care for his severely disabled daughter in months before she died isn’t criminally responsible for her death, a Brisbane […]

Brisbane bridge climate activist in court

A man who suspended himself from Brisbane’s Story Bridge and demanded the premier declare a climate emergency has faced court along with 29 other protesters. October 9, 2019 A man who suspended himself from Brisbane’s Story Bridge for six hours to urge the premier to declare a climate emergency has been released from custody. Paul […]

Bushfire-ravaged Qld community struggling
Bushfire-ravaged Qld community struggling

A Gold Coast hinterland bushfire has been extinguished, but residents are battling a mammoth and costly task of making their homes liveable again. October 8, 2019 A month after a massive Gold Coast bushfire destroyed eight on her street, Binna Burra resident Sharon Innis is struggling in the aftermath of the massive blaze. The 43-year-old cleaner […]

Angry Qld mum tried to kill young daughter

An ex-policewoman who attempted to murder her nine-year-old daughter using barbecue gas because she was angry at her husband has been jailed for eight years. October 8, 2019 A former policewoman attempted to murder her nine-year-old daughter using barbecue gas because she was angry at her FIFO worker husband, a court has heard. The mother-of-three […]

Palmer QN trial wraps up evidence

Legal teams at Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel liquidation trial have finished presenting evidence on the cash-strapped refinery’s 2016 collapse. October 4, 2019 The Queensland Nickel liquidation trial to hear a $200 million claim against billionaire businessman Clive Palmer has moved a step closer to completion. The former Federal MP has already settled most of the […]

Qld league coach jailed for sex messages

A Brisbane rugby league coach has been handed a 12-month prison sentence after sending one of his junior players a series of lewd messages using Instagram. October 4, 2019 A Brisbane rugby league coach will spend at least four months behind bars after sending a series of lewd messages to one of his junior players. […]

Qld man jailed for jobs scam and ID theft

A Brisbane man has been jailed for using a fake jobs program to steal workers’ identities and lodge half a million dollars worth of tax returns in their names. October 4, 2019 A Brisbane NBN installer ran a fake-jobs scam so he could steal unemployed workers’ identities and lodge half-a-million dollars worth of fraudulent tax […]

Qld man admits bashing Bunnings worker

In a case of late-night mistaken identity, a Brisbane man assaulted a Bunnings worker he suspected of attacking a woman, a court has heard. October 4, 2019 Thinking he’d caught an assailant after hearing a woman scream, a Brisbane man allegedly broke a Bunnings worker’s jaw as tried to subdue him, a court has heard. […]

Qld cancer sufferer stole $87k from boss

A Brisbane medical centre manager, who stole thousands of dollars from her employer for over six-years, was caught when she took leave to battle breast cancer. October 3, 2019 A Brisbane medical centre manager who stole tens of thousands of dollars from her employer was caught after taking leave to battle breast cancer, a court […]

Attack on Bunnings worker prompted by fear

A Brisbane Bunnings worker was punched because his attacker was afraid the man would laugh at him, a court has heard. October 3, 2019 A Brisbane man accused of attacking a Bunnings worker hit his victim twice, breaking his jaw with the second blow, because he feared being laughed at, a court has heard. While […]

Lucky escape as Brisbane house ‘shot up’

Police have released CCTV footage of a house in Brisbane being shot up by a man earlier this month. September 2, 2019 Two people have had a lucky escape after a masked gunman blasted two shotgun rounds into a Brisbane bedroom. Security cameras captured the attacker approaching the Mount Gravatt East home about 9.30pm on […]

‘Violent and nasty’ Brisbane stalker jailed

A Brisbane pedophile who plied two boys with alcohol before stalking and assaulting one of them when his advances were rebuffed has been jailed. October 1, 2019 A Brisbane man has been jailed after sexually grooming two boys during sleepovers before stalking and violently attacking one of them when his amorous advances were rejected. Dillon […]

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