February 2020

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 4:26 PM

A man who raped his unconscious friend has walked from jail after the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled his sentence should be reduced.

Man who raped sleeping friend walks from jail

A man who raped his unconscious friend has walked from jail after the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled his sentence should be reduced.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 2:33 PM

An ageing sex offender with poor health has not been able to gain accommodation out of jail, despite an extensive search to find him a bed.

‘No beds’ for serial child flasher

An ageing sex offender with poor health has not been able to gain accommodation out of jail, despite an extensive search to find him a bed.

Published a story 21st Feb 2020 2:14 PM

A Cairns rapist has landed himself back in jail after breaching his supervision order for an eighth time.

Rapist’s freedom short-lived after drug slip-up

A Cairns rapist has landed himself back in jail after breaching his supervision order for an eighth time.

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 3:31 PM

A Noosa chef turned to ice to “get by” in the stressful industry, before his life took a tragic turn.

Chef turned to ice to cope with ‘stress of job’

A Noosa chef turned to ice to “get by” in the stressful industry, before his life took a tragic turn.

Published a story 20th Feb 2020 1:27 PM

A judge has praised a Coast drug trafficker for taking the opportunity for rehabilitation with ‘both hands’.

Judge praises drug trafficker’s turnaround

A judge has praised a Coast drug trafficker for taking the opportunity for rehabilitation with ‘both hands’.

Published a story 19th Feb 2020 7:02 PM

The three men who subjected slain Gold Coast drug dealer Shaun Barker to brutal acts of violence before his death have been jailed for manslaughter.

Bay couple jailed over ‘inhumane’ Esky death

The three men who subjected slain Gold Coast drug dealer Shaun Barker to brutal acts of violence before his death have been jailed for manslaughter.

Published a story 19th Feb 2020 2:31 PM

The man accused of murdering pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor will stand trial next week – almost five years after the 16-year-old’s disappearance.

Pregnant teen’s murder trial to begin

The man accused of murdering pregnant teenager Tiffany Taylor will stand trial next week – almost five years after the 16-year-old’s disappearance.

Published a story 19th Feb 2020 12:46 PM

Channel 9 has been given a date in the Queensland Court of Appeal to fight the damages bill it was ordered to pay the Wagner brothers.

Date set for Wagner defamation case appeal

Channel 9 has been given a date in the Queensland Court of Appeal to fight the damages bill it was ordered to pay the Wagner brothers.

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 4:52 PM

Clive Palmer’s shuttered Queensland Nickel refinery has coughed up more than $700,000 in cash owed to ratepayers.

Palmer Co coughs up $700,000 cash in council legal stoush

Clive Palmer’s shuttered Queensland Nickel refinery has coughed up more than $700,000 in cash owed to ratepayers.

Published a story 18th Feb 2020 2:03 PM

Three men who subjected slain father Shaun Barker to brutal acts of violence will be resentenced after their murder convictions were downgraded to manslaughter.

Esky killers ‘should get 10 years’ for brutal inhumane death

Three men who subjected slain father Shaun Barker to brutal acts of violence will be resentenced after their murder convictions were downgraded to manslaughter.

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