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Archive for September, 2020
Jail for corrupt Ex-Qld mayor

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has been jailed for at least 27 months’ imprisonment for corruption and sexually assaulting a woman in his mayoral chambers. September 30, 2020 A Queensland judge has slammed a former mayor for disgracefully abusing his position to prey on a young woman and undermining the integrity of local government. Paul […]

Qld woman attacked during morning walk

A 66-year-old woman was dragged from a Townsville pathway and sexually assaulted while out for a walk on Wednesday morning. September 30, 2020 A Queensland woman has been dragged into bushland and sexually assaulted while out for a morning walk. The 66-year-old woman was walking on a pathway next to the Ross River in Townsville about […]

Ex-Qld mayor jailed for sexual assault

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has been sentenced to 27 months’ imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman in his mayoral chambers and corruption. September 30, 2020 A former mayor will spend at least another 27 months behind bars after luring a young woman to a Queensland council’s chambers and sexually assaulting her. Paul Pisasale is […]

Qld police bust drug ring and meth labs

More than 20 people have been charged after police found two methylamphetamine labs and almost a kilogram of the illicit drug in North Queensland. September 30, 2020 More than 20 people have been charged with dozens of offences after police smashed a drug trafficking ring in North Queensland. Officers seized almost a kilogram of methylamphetamine, […]

Sexual assault sentencing for ex-Qld mayor

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale is set to be sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman in his mayoral chambers in 2016, fraud and unlawful Viagra possession. September 30, 2020 Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale entered politics to help the “beautiful people” of his city but ended his career corrupt and disgraced after sexually assaulting a […]

‘Low positive’ NT COVID-19 case diagnosed

A man who flew from Victoria to Queensland and on to the Northern Territory has returned a “low positive” diagnosis for COVID-19. September 28, 2020 A man who flew from Victoria to Queensland then to the Northern Territory has tested positive for COVID-19. The 65-year-old returned a “low positive” diagnosis for the virus on Monday […]

JobKeeper cuts will hit Qld families hard

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned that Queensland families will be impacted by federal cuts to the JobKeeper wage subsidy. September 28, 2020 Queensland’s premier has warned families will bear the brunt of federal JobKeeper wage subsidy cuts, saying many are relying on it to get through the COVID-19 economic crisis. “We’re very concerned,” Annastacia Palaszczuk told […]

No new Qld COVID-19 cases, testing slips

Queensland has reported no new COVID-19 cases but the number of people fronting up for virus testing has fallen. September 28, 2020 Queensland has started the working week with no new COVID-19 cases but the number of people fronting up for virus testing has fallen. Health authorities recorded 1871 tests overnight, down from 3040 tests in […]

Qld police to appeal DV leaker’s sentence

Queensland police have sought permission to appeal the sentence handed to an officer for computer hacking after a court reduced the punishment. September 28, 2020 Queensland police will attempt to appeal the sentence handed to an officer who leaked the address of a domestic violence survivor to her ex-husband. Neil Glen Punchard, 54, used police computers […]

Snapshot of the Dreamworld ride tragedy

Dreamworld’s parent company, Ardent Leisure, has been fined $3.6 million after pleading guilty over the fatal Thunder River Rapids Ride tragedy. September 28, 2020 ARDENT LEISURE HAS BEEN SENTENCED OVER THE THUNDER RIVER RIDE TRAGEDY IN 2016. WHAT HAPPENED? * On October 25, 2016, Cindy Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke Dorsett and his partner […]

NT man charged after postie delivers drugs

A Darwin man who allegedly received 46kg of cannabis in the post has been charged with drug trafficking. September 25, 2020 A Northern Territory man who allegedly used Australia Post to import cannabis into the Top End has been charged with drug trafficking. The 31-year-old received 46kgs of cannabis buds in vacuum-packed bags in three parcels, federal […]

NT driver goes to police after hit-and-run

A driver who handed himself in to police four days after allegedly hitting a five-year-old Darwin boy with his car and fleeing the scene has faced court. September 25, 2020 A driver who allegedly struck a five-year-old boy at a Darwin pedestrian crossing and fled the scene has handed himself in to police The child […]

Samoan pig-head protester denied freedom

A Brisbane man who threw a pig’s head at Samoa’s prime minister will stay locked up while the Pacific nation applies to extradite him for conspiracy to murder. September 25, 2020 A political activist who threw a pig’s head in a Queensland church to insult Samoa’s prime minister before allegedly plotting to assassinate him will […]

Ex-mayor Pisasale admits sexual assaults

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has admitted sexually assaulting a woman in his mayoral chambers in 2016 and unlawful possession of Viagra. September 24, 2020 Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale wanted to help the “beautiful people” of his city, instead, he’s admitted to sexually assaulting a woman in council chambers, official corruption and unlawful drug […]

Man bitten by croc at Qld’s Lizard Island

A man has been flown to hospital after he was attacked by a crocodile at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef. September 24, 2020 A man has been attacked by a crocodile at Lizard Island on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef. The 33-year-old was snorkelling at Anchor Bay when the crocodile struck on Wednesday about […]

Man remanded over Queensland arrow attack

A man charged with attempted murder after he allegedly fired an arrow at a teenage girl in an Ipswich supermarket has had his case briefly mentioned in court. September 23, 2020 A man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly fired an arrow at a teenage girl in a supermarket near Brisbane. Benjamin […]

Qld teens charged over baseball bat attack

Four Queensland teenagers who allegedly attacked a man with baseball bats during an incident that’s believed to have sparked a deadly brawl have been charged. September 23, 2020 Four teenagers face charges over the baseball bat bashing of a man that’s believed to have sparked a murderous brawl in a Brisbane park. The boys allegedly […]

Samoa wants pig-head chucker extradited

A man who threw a pig’s head in a Queensland church while Samoa’s prime minister was visiting faces extradition to the Pacific nation over conspiracy to murder. September 22, 2020 The Samoan government wants to extradite a political activist who threw a pig’s head in a Queensland church to insult the Pacific nation’s prime minister […]

Camper missing in far north Queensland

Police, SES and a rescue helicopter crew with night-vision goggles are searching for a 59-year-old camper missing for four days in far north Queensland. September 22, 2020 A rescue helicopter crew is using night-vision goggles as they race to find a camper missing in dense bush in a remote area of far north Queensland. Ian […]

Samoa wants pig-head activist extradited

A man accused of throwing a pig’s head in a Queensland church while Samoa’s prime minister was visiting faces an extradition hearing over conspiracy to murder. September 22, 2020 The Samoan government is attempting to extradite a protester accused of throwing a pig’s head on the floor of a Queensland church to insult the Pacific […]

Samoa wants pigs-head protester extradited

A man accused of throwing a pig’s head in a Queensland church where Samoa’s prime minister was speaking faces an extradition hearing over conspiracy to murder. September 22, 2020 A man accused of throwing a pig’s head and dog food in a Queensland church to insult the visiting Samoan prime minister is set to face an […]

Whale in croc-infested NT river swims free

A humpback whale trapped in the Northern Territory’s crocodile-infested East Alligator River has swum free of the murky waterway and out to sea. September 21, 2020 A humpback whale that took a wrong turn into a crocodile-infested Northern Territory river has swum free after more than two weeks in the murky waterway. It’s the first time […]

Samoa wants pigs-head thrower handed over

A man accused of throwing a pig’s head in a church where the Samoan prime minister was speaking will remain in custody ahead of an extradition hearing. September 21, 2020 A man accused of throwing a pig’s head in a Queensland church to insult the visiting Samoan prime minister will remain in custody ahead of […]

Meth found hidden in flat-pack furniture

A Queensland man has been charged with drug trafficking after Australian Border Force officers found methamphetamine in furniture legs sent from Malaysia. September 17, 2020 A Queensland man linked to a bungled bid to smuggle illegal drugs from Malaysia hidden in furniture legs has been charged with trafficking. The 28-year-old was charged after Australian Border Force officers […]

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