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Archive for February, 2020
Slain Qld teen’s fraught messages for cash

Teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor sent dozens of messages on a website offering sex for cash in the days before she disappeared, a Brisbane court has been told. February 28, 2020 Teen call girl Tiffany Taylor sent dozens of messages offering sex for cash in a desperate bid to pay her rent in the days […]

Slain teen’s family tried to protect her

Relatives of missing teen Tiffany Taylor was desperate for her to cut ties with a “user” boyfriend before she disappeared, a Brisbane court has been told. February 28, 2020 The family of pregnant teen Tiffany Taylor tried to protect her from her “user” boyfriend before she disappeared, a court has been told. The 16-year-old disappeared […]

Family of slain teen tried to protect her

Relatives of missing teen Tiffany Taylor tied to stop her starting a relationship with a man more than two decades older, a Brisbane court has been told. February 27, 2020 The family of pregnant teen Tiffany Taylor was desperate for her to cut ties with a “user” boyfriend more than two decades her senior before […]

Missing Brisbane teen offered sex for cash

Missing pregnant teen Tiffany Anna Taylor was offering sex for cash to pay for a hotel room she shared with her boyfriend, a Brisbane court has been told. February 27, 2020 Pregnant teen Tiffany Taylor was desperate for money in the days before she allegedly murdered after disappearing from a Brisbane motel, a court has […]

‘Lock the maggot up’ Qld murder trial told

Missing pregnant teen Tiffany Anna Taylor’s boyfriend has called the man accused of her murder a maggot after he finished giving testimony in a Brisbane court. February 26, 2020 The boyfriend of missing Brisbane teenager Tiffany Taylor has called the man accused of her murder a maggot as he stepped from the witness box. Harrowing […]

Missing teen’s life as call girl revealed

Missing pregnant teen Tiffany Anna Taylor’s life as a call girl has been laid bare at the Queensland trial of her accused murderer Rodney Wayne Williams. February 26, 2020 The harrowing details of pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor’s life as a call girl have been laid bare at a Queensland murder trial. The 16-year-old disappeared on […]

Accused Qld murderer too busy to dump body

A man accused of murdering a missing teenage call girl would not have had time to dump her body, a Brisbane court has been told. February 26, 2020 A Brisbane man accused of murdering a missing teenage call girl after she demanded $500 for sex would not have had time to dump her body, a […]

Teen’s blood in accused Qld murderer’s car

A man who allegedly murdered a pregnant teenage call girl after she demanded cash for sex was found with her blood in his car, a Brisbane court has been told. February 25, 2020 A pregnant teenager’s blood was found in the car of a Brisbane man accused of murdering her after she demanded $500 for […]

Dreamworld’s owner, execs may face charges

Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, could be fined $3 million if successfully prosecuted over the 2016 accident that claimed the four lives. February 25, 2020 Dreamworld’s parent company and executives could be prosecuted over the 2016 accident that claimed four holidaymakers’ lives. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi […]

Dreamworld’s owner may face prosecution

A Queensland coroner has referred Dreamworld’s owner Ardent Leisure for possible prosecution over the 2016 accident which killed four people. February 24, 2020 With staff writers Dreamworld’s owners could be fined $3 million if prosecuted over the 2016 accident that killed four holidaymakers, whose families claim the theme park put profits ahead of safety. Cindy Low, […]

Dreamworld ride safety ‘frightening’

A Queensland coroner says Dreamworld had “frighteningly unsophisticated” systems protecting patrons on the Thunder River Rapids ride. February 24, 2020 AAP staff writers Dreamworld had “frighteningly unsophisticated” systems protecting patrons on the Thunder River Rapids ride, a coroner has found. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner Roozi Araghi died in […]

Ad-hoc management masked Dreamworld risk

A Queensland coroner says Dreamworld ‘s ad-hoc management of the Thunder River Rapids ride masked the risk it posed to patrons. February 24, 2020 AAP staff writers Dreamworld’s ad-hoc management of the deadly Thunder River Rapids ride masked the risk it posed to patrons, a coroner has found. Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke […]

Families speak at Dreamworld hearing

The family members of four people killed on a Dreamworld theme park ride in 2016 have spoken ahead of the coronial inquest findings being handed down. February 24, 2020 AAP staff writers The families of those killed in the Dreamworld tragedy have spoken of their grief ahead of the coroner handing down his findings into […]

Man found guilty of double toolbox murder

Queensland man Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata has been found guilty of murdering two drug dealers who were locked in a toolbox and dumped in a creek. February 21, 2020 A Queensland man who helped dump two drug dealers locked inside a toolbox into a creek where they died has been found guilty of murder. Tuhirangi-Thomas Tahiata, 28, […]

Jury still out on Qld toolbox murder trial

A Brisbane jury is set to resume deliberating at a trial for a man accused of murdering two people, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped in a creek. February 21, 2020 A jury is expected to begin a fourth day of deliberations in the trial of a man accused of murdering two drug […]

Qld court upholds groping victim’s appeal

A Brisbane woman who was groped on her buttocks by a co-worker at an Ipswich timber mill is a step closer to being able to sue her former employer. February 20, 2020 A Brisbane woman who was groped on her buttocks by a co-worker and then bullied by his vengeful mates is a step closer […]

Jury to resume at Qld toolbox murder trial

A jury is set to resume deliberating at a trial for a man accused of murdering two people, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped in a Brisbane creek. February 20, 2020 A jury is expected to resume deliberating at a trial for a man accused of murdering two drug dealers, who were forced […]

Toolbox murder accused confessed twice

A man accused of murdering two people, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped in a Brisbane creek, confessed to police twice, a court has been told. February 17, 2020 A man accused of murdering two drug dealers, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped in a creek, confessed to police twice within […]

Queensland toolbox murder trial to resume

Lawyers are set to begin closing arguments in a trial for a man accused of murdering two drug dealers who were forced into a toolbox and dumped in a creek. February 16, 2020 Lawyers at a trial for a Brisbane man accused of murdering two drug dealers, who were forced into a toolbox and dumped […]

Homes near leaky Qld dam remain off-limits

Water continues to gush from a broken irrigation dam in southern Queensland with fears local properties could be impacted if a five-metre hole grows larger. February 16, 2020 Engineers continue to monitor a leaking Queensland dam amid fears local homes could be swamped by a wall of water if a five-metre hole in a broken […]

Queensland set to blast off in space race

The Queensland government has launched a space industry growth strategy to create 6000 new jobs by 2036. February 16, 2020 Queensland’s space industry will attempt to boldly go where no state has gone before with the Palaszczuk government planning thousands of new jobs for the sector. Minister for State Development Cameron Dick says an $8 […]

Homes near leaky Qld dam remain at risk

Water continues to gush from a broken irrigation dam in southern Queensland with fears local properties could be impacted if a five-metre hole grows larger. February 16, 2020 Residents near a leaking dam in Queensland’s south have spent a second night away from their homes as water continues to gush through a growing hole in a broken earth […]

Alleged Ponzi scheme boss gave son BMW

A Gold Coast man behind an alleged Ponzi scheme that collapsed owing $25 million gave his son luxury cars and a Rolex, a court has been told. February 14, 2020 A failed Gold Coast hedge fund director gifted his son luxury cars and a Rolex watch before the alleged Ponzi scheme collapsed owing $25 million. […]

Queensland rape sentence reduced on appeal

A teenager who raped a Brisbane woman twice before indecently assaulting another has had his sentence reduced after it was deemed too harsh. February 14, 2020 A murderer who raped a Brisbane woman twice and indecently assaulted another has had his sentence reduced on appeal after claiming it was heavy-handed. Shane Antoni Symss, now 42, […]

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