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Qld brothel handed first COVID-19 fines

Police have issued an unlicensed Brisbane brothel with the first fines for contravening the new COVID-19 social distancing regulations. March 31, 2020 With staff writers An unlicensed Queensland brothel has been slapped with the first fines for flouting the new coronavirus social distancing and quarantine regulations. Two infringement notices were issued at the Brisbane massage […]

Queensland crime on the rise, report shows

Queensland crime is increasing but the number of people committing offences has fallen, the 2018-2019 Crime Report shows, as victims and repeat offenders rise. March 31, 2020 A jump in murders and domestic violence protection order breaches are behind a surge in Queensland crime. The state logged a 3.7 per cent increase in criminal activity, with […]

Australians unsure about telehealth

The federal government’s telehealth rollout to fight COVID-19 could hit a hurdle, with research showing most Australians aren’t confident with the technology. March 27, 2020 With Robyn Wuth Plans to roll out telehealth services across the country to combat the spread of coronavirus may hit a hurdle, with the majority of Australians fearing they could […]

Vic boss fined for underpaying Qld workers

A Victorian labour-hire company, which underpaid farmworkers at a property north of Brisbane, has been slapped with a record fine of $180,000. March 26, 2020 A Victorian labour-hire company has been slapped with a record fine for wage theft at a berry farm north of Brisbane. Yellow Hoa Pty Ltd and director Thi Hoa Duong […]

Child safety ignored police over toddler

In the months before Mason Jet Lee died, Queensland child safety officers failed to pass on information to police despite two search warrants demanding it. March 25, 2020 Queensland child safety officers failed to pass on information to police about neglected toddler Mason Jet Lee despite two search warrants demanding it. The 21-month-year-old was struck […]

Teen’s sentence for injuring cop increased

The Brisbane teenager who struck and permanently injured Constable Peter McAulay with a stolen car has had his sentence increased by two years. March 24, 2020 A teenager who struck a Queensland policeman in a stolen car, leaving him permanently injured, has had two years added to his sentence. The youth was aged 16 when […]

Qld drug debt kidnapper to be released

A Brisbane man who held another man captive and bashed him over a drug debt has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment suspended immediately. March 23, 2020 A Queensland man who kidnapped and assaulted another man over a drug debt, before feeding him a chicken schnitzel, will be released from jail after receiving a suspended […]

Murdered Qld teen never had a chance

The Queensland man who killed pregnant teen prostitute Tiffany Taylor previously spent 15 years in jail for murder and will now likely die in prison. March 20, 2020 Pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor never had a chance. She was living with a man almost three times her age and working as a prostitute when she agreed […]

Qld teen’s murderer jailed for life

The Queensland man convicted of murdering pregnant teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor in 2015 murdered his elderly neighbour about 40 years earlier. March 20, 2020 The Queensland man who killed pregnant teen prostitute Tiffany Taylor previously spent 15 years in jail for murder and will now likely die in prison. Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, has […]

Qld teen’s murderer had killed before

The Queensland man found guilty of murdering pregnant teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor in 2015 murdered his elderly neighbour about 40 years earlier. March 20, 2020 The Queensland man who murdered pregnant teen prostitute Tiffany Taylor had killed before. Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, was convicted on Friday of murdering the 16-year-old after meeting her on […]

Qld man guilty of murdering teen call girl

Queensland man Rodney Wayne Williams has been found guilty of murdering pregnant teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor, who was last seen in July 2015. March 20, 2020 A Queensland man who agreed to pay pregnant teen prostitute Tiffany Taylor for sex on the day she disappeared has been found guilty of her murder. Rodney Wayne […]

Jury to resume at Qld teen murder trial

A Queensland Supreme Court jury is set to resume deliberating at a trial for a man accused of murdering pregnant teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor. March 20, 2020 Jurors at the trial for the Queensland man accused of murdering pregnant teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor are expected to resume deliberations. The 16-year-old disappeared in July […]

Queensland murder ‘was self-defence’

A Darling Downs man who murdered another man after a fight at a bowls club has appealed his conviction on the grounds the verdict was unreasonable. March 19, 2020 A Queensland man sentenced to life in prison for murdering a man after a fight at a bowls club has appealed his conviction on the grounds […]

Qld toddler’s inquest closed to public

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has forced Queensland Coroners Court to adjourn an inquest into the death of toddler Mason Jet Lee. March 18, 2020 An inquest exploring the death of toddler Mason Jet Lee has moved behind closed doors amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Witnesses and lawyers will now provide written submissions about the 21-month-old’s […]

Call for Anzac Day driveway tribute

RSL Queensland is calling on Australia to honour Anzac Day by standing at the end of their driveways for a minute’s silence after public events were cancelled. March 18, 2020 Australians are being called to honour Anzac Day by standing at the end of their driveways for a minute’s silence after public events were cancelled […]

Qld mum to be re-sentenced for killing son

The High Court has upheld a Queensland mother’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for killing her son. March 18, 2020 A Queensland mother jailed for killing her four-year-old son will be re-sentenced after the High Court found a judge accepted unproven evidence as fact. Heidi Strbak was sentenced to nine years jail in 2017 […]

Qld child safety dept withheld info

Queensland child safety officers failed to share crucial information about toddler Mason Jet Lee’s family with a social worker supporting the family. March 18, 2020 Crucial information about toddler Mason Jet Lee’s family was withheld from a Queensland social worker tasked with providing early intervention support. The 21-month-year-old was struck in the abdomen by his […]

Child safety knew Qld toddler in danger

In the months before Queensland Mason Jet Lee died, child safety officers and police were warned the toddler was in danger. March 18, 2020 Child safety officers and police were warned toddler Mason Jet Lee was in danger of being physically harmed months before he died. The 21-month-year-old was struck in the abdomen by his […]

Toddler’s injuries worst a doctor had seen

In the months before Queensland toddler Mason Jet Lee died, he was seriously sick and suffering the worst injuries his veteran doctor had ever seen. March 17, 2020 Toddler Mason Jet Lee suffered the worst injuries a veteran Queensland doctor had ever seen in the months before he died. The pediatrician, who cannot be identified […]

Toddler’s wounds shocked veteran doctor

Toddler Mason Jet Lee was suffering the worst skin injuries his veteran doctor had ever seen in the months before he died, a Brisbane inquest has been told. March 16, 2020 In the months before Mason Jet Lee died, the toddler was seriously sick and suffering the worst injuries his veteran doctor had ever seen. […]

Inquest for man fatally shot by Qld police

A Queensland inquest will explore whether it was appropriate for a police officer to fatally shoot a mentally ill man brandishing a knife. March 12, 2020 An outlaw motorcycle gang associate sent an apologetic text to his ex-girlfriend then took a knife to her Brisbane home before police fatally shot him. Liam Scorsese was shot […]

Accused murderer gloated on social media

A man who allegedly murdered a teen sex worker gloated about his knowledge of the female body on a social networking website, a Brisbane court has been told. March 12, 2020 The man who allegedly murdered teen call girl Tiffany Taylor gloated about his knowledge of the female body on social media, a court has […]

Accused murderer wanted submissive women

A man who allegedly murdered a teen sex worker said he was looking for submissive females on a social networking website, a Brisbane court has been told. March 11, 2020 The man who allegedly murdered teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor advertised for submissive females on a social networking website, a court has been told. Rodney […]

Slain Qld teen tried to blackmail lover

Teen sex worker Tiffany Taylor attempted to blackmail a man for thousands of dollars before she disappeared in 2015, a Brisbane court has been told. March 11, 2020 Missing teen call girl Tiffany Taylor attempted to blackmail a man she met for sex for thousands of dollars claiming she had been raped, a court has […]

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