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Archive for June, 2020
Qld cafe explosion motorist unfit to drive

A coroner says the man who caused a deadly cafe explosion that killed two people when his ute slammed into two large gas bottles was medically unfit to drive. June 26, 2020 The man who crashed his ute into a Queensland cafe, sparking an explosion that killed two people and seriously injured more than a dozen […]

Court clips alleged fraudster Gore’s wings

Former Gold Coast rich-lister Craig Gore has been told he cannot vary his bail and fly to Europe and the United States while awaiting trial for fraud. June 26, 2020 A former Gold Coast rich-lister accused of swindling almost a million dollars has been told he can not take an overseas holiday for fear he […]

Coroner to rule on Qld cafe explosion

A Queensland coroner is set to hand down her findings into a deadly cafe explosion that killed two people after a ute slammed into two large gas bottles. June 26, 2020 A coroner will outline what lessons can be learned from the deadly Ravenshoe cafe explosion that killed two people and seriously injured more than a […]

Qld man avoids jail over trampoline death

A woman watched in her rear vision mirror as debris from a trampoline speared her mother’s windscreen and she veered off the road before crashing into a tree. June 25, 2020 The family of a Gold Coast woman, who died after a massive trampoline disintegrated and flew from a trailer into her car, say their […]

Border closure challenges back in court

Lawyers for three challenges against COVID border closures in Queensland and Western Australia are struggling to agree on where to have a preliminary hearing. June 24, 2020 Lawyers fighting over coronavirus border closures are having trouble agreeing on where to have a preliminary hearing because the borders are closed. Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer and business […]

OneCash ATM company director jailed in Qld

A former director of OneCash has been jailed for at least two years after the Australia-wide ATM company collapsed owing $1.2 million to investors. June 23, 2020 A former director of an Australia-wide automatic teller machine company that collapsed owing more than a million dollars to investors has been jailed. Stephen John Anderson, 32, pleaded […]

No bail for Qld contestant of The Block

Former reality TV contestant Suzi Taylor has briefly faced a Brisbane court accused of fraud, false impersonation and 49 charges of breaching her bail. June 23, 2020 Reality TV contestant and former Penthouse cover girl Suzi Taylor is back in court amid fresh fraud and false impersonation allegations The Block 2015 contestant, whose real name is […]

Man in Brisbane court over police assault

A man accused of attacking a police prosecutor in Brisbane’s CBD has been remanded in custody. June 23, 2020 A man accused of harassing a barrister and then bashing a Queensland police prosecutor who intervened has faced court. Bryson Ronald Gillmeister, 24, was charged with serious assault of a police officer causing bodily harm over […]

Qld tribunal hears boy’s long hair case

A Cook Islands boy growing his hair for cultural reasons was told to cut it or he would be unenrolled by his private Brisbane school, a tribunal has been told. June 22, 2020 A five-year-old Cook Islands boy growing his hair for cultural reasons could be expelled from a private Christian school in Brisbane for […]

Palmer coal mine court battle kicks off

A court case challenging billionaire businessman Clive Palmer’s plans for a massive coal mine in Queensland’s Galilee Basin has started in Brisbane. June 19, 2020 A court battle between billionaire businessman Clive Palmer and opponents of a massive mine planned for Queensland’s Galilee Basin near the Adani project is under way. The case, which started […]

Police limit Brisbane hotel protest plans

Queensland police have successfully applied to a court to limit the size of a protest in support of asylum seekers detained in a Brisbane hotel. June 19, 2020 Police have clamped down on protesters blockading a Brisbane hotel in support of asylum seekers detained in the building. The protest organisers planned to hold a large […]

Qld adopts Mason Lee recommendations

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has tabled a response to parliament accepting all the coroner’s recommendations into the death of toddler Mason Lee. June 17, 2020 The Queensland government has formally adopted every recommendation of the coroner after an inquest into the death of abused toddler Mason Jet Lee found his case was “a failure in nearly every […]

Three people charged after Qld BLM protest

Three protesters have been charged at a Black Lives Matter rally in Brisbane after 100 people marched on Parliament House and the Roma Street watch house. June 17, 2020 Three people have been charged following a Brisbane Black Lives Matter rally to protest police brutality against Indigenous Australians. The group of about 100 people marched […]

Qld border court fight may be too late

Queensland’s treasurer says the state government will vigorously defend in court its decision to keep state borders shut, but it may not be necessary. June 16, 2020 The Queensland government has declared it will fight tooth and nail to defend the closure of the state’s borders in Australia’s highest court. The call to arms may […]

Qld border challenges return to High Court

Two High Court challenges against the constitutional right of the Queensland government to keep the state’s borders closed are expected to return to court. June 16, 2020 Two challenges against the Queensland government’s constitutional right to keep the state’s borders closed amid the coronavirus crisis are set to return to the High Court. Billionaire businessman […]

Brisbane hotel protest amid virus fears

Supporters of about 120 asylum seekers detained at a Brisbane hotel have gathered to protest the men’s treatment and stop them from being moved by authorities. June 13, 2020 About 300 protesters have blockaded a Brisbane hotel, accusing the government of seeking to silence detained asylum seekers by moving them. Supporters of about 120 detainees on […]

Qld man accused of importing sex drugs

An alleged Queensland bikie gang member has faced court accused of importing $100,000 worth of the sex drug Gamma-butyrolactone from China to Brisbane. June 13, 2020 An alleged Queensland bikie gang member accused of importing 25 litres of the sex drug Gamma-butyrolactone has faced court. Bryan James Cutts, 26, allegedly attempted to air-freight about $100,000 […]

Qld border challenges likely to be delayed

Two High Court cases challenging the Queensland government’s right to keep the state isolated are unlikely to be heard before the border opens. June 12, 2020 Two challenges against the Queensland government’s constitutional right to keep the state isolated amid the coronavirus crisis are unlikely to be heard before the borders reopen. Billionaire businessman Clive […]

Ship’s master in Qld court for cargo spill

The captain of the APL England has been granted permission to leave Australia despite facing charges related to a cargo spill that triggered a massive clean up. June 12, 2020 The captain of a ship that lost dozens of containers overboard has been granted permission to leave Australia, despite facing multiple charges over poor cargo […]

Qld border challenges return to High Court

Two High Court challenges against the constitutional right of the Queensland government to keep the state’s borders closed are expected to return to court. June 12, 2020 Lawyers challenging the Queensland government’s constitutional right to keep the state’s borders closed amid the coronavirus crisis are set to return to court. Billionaire businessman Clive Palmer and […]

$3m fine following Qld’s first industrial manslaughter conviction

A Queensland court has handed down the state’s first industrial manslaughter sentence after a worker was hit and killed by a forklift at a car wrecking yard. June 11, 2020 Queensland’s first sentence for industrial manslaughter has been handed down, with an auto wrecking company fined $3 million over the death of a worker. Tiger Barry […]

First Qld industrial manslaughter sentence handed down

A Queensland court has handed down the state’s first industrial manslaughter sentence after a worker was hit and killed by a forklift at a car wrecking yard. June 11, 2020 Queensland’s first sentence for industrial manslaughter has been handed down, with an auto wrecking yard ordered to pay $3 million over the death of a worker. […]

First Qld industrial manslaughter sentence due

A Queensland court is expected to hand down a sentence for the state’s first industrial manslaughter case after a worker was hit and killed by a forklift. June 11, 2020 Queensland’s first sentence for industrial manslaughter is expected to be handed down over the death of a worker at an auto wrecking yard. Tiger Barry Willis, […]

Qld border closure challenge hits snag

A High Court challenge against the Queensland government’s constitutional right to keep the state’s borders closed has been described as a “fishing expedition”. June 10, 2020 Queensland travel businesses fighting to reopen the state’s borders have lost a High Court bid to access information about why the state government closed them amid the coronavirus crisis. […]

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