Robert Schwarten plans to visit the bashed Rockhampton woman.
Robert Schwarten plans to visit the bashed Rockhampton woman.

Attack horrifies Robert Schwarten

THE horrific injuries suffered by a Rockhampton grandmother have not only shocked the community but also Robert Schwarten, who has known the family for years.

The Member for Rockhampton said he was outraged by the alleged Australia Day attack and sexual assault.

“I just think it’s disgraceful – she is the same age as my mother,” Mr Schwarten said.

“It’s disgraceful circumstances when a woman can’t go about her own businesses in her own yard in broad daylight.

“The sooner police get him the better I will feel.”

Mr Schwarten said he went to school with the 82-year-old woman’s son in Rockhampton and has kept in contact with the family ever since.

He said as soon as he was able to he would visit her in Brisbane.

The woman, who cannot be named by law, continues to fight for her life in at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

The Morning Bulletin was also flooded by SMSs yesterday expressing outrage over the incident by community members.



'Mayhem on the water' as boaties dodge craft in tight area

premium_icon 'Mayhem on the water' as boaties dodge craft in tight area

Extra car parks no solution to Yeppoon ramp congestion

Fines of up to $2500 for mass balloon releases

Fines of up to $2500 for mass balloon releases

A seemingly simple celebration could have devastating impacts

CQ photographer captures a nation with Anzac image

CQ photographer captures a nation with Anzac image

"The most amazing Anzac image that has ever been taken in Australia”

Local Partners