Queensland News

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Beattie’s warning to Premier over ‘backhander’

premium_icon Beattie’s warning to Premier over ‘backhander’

Former premier Peter Beattie says it was unwise of Annastacia Palaszczuk to give him a “backhander” over his 10-point economic recovery plan.

Kids basketball ref on child porn charge

premium_icon Kids basketball ref on child porn charge

A prominent Logan basketball official and referee of young kids has been bailed after he was charged with possessing ‘pre-pubescent’ child pornography.

Man tells parents their dog died while he slowly starves it

premium_icon Man tells parents their dog died while he slowly starves it

Man claims he was ‘too poor’ to care for the animal, but instead of owning up to it he told his parents their beloved pet had died. WARNING: DISTRESSING

Decision on Fifita future imminent

premium_icon Decision on Fifita future imminent

Where David Fifita’s future lies will be known by this weekend, with the Broncos star set to finally reveal where he plans to play.

Filth, faeces, rotting food: Hoarder ordered to clean home

premium_icon Filth, faeces, rotting food: Hoarder ordered to clean home

Shipping containers, semi-trailers, rat faeces and even a kitchen sink. For more than two years Brisbane City Council has tried to get this Rocklea home cleaned up.

Man in car chase charged with 13 ‘serious’ DV offences

premium_icon Man in car chase charged with 13 ‘serious’ DV offences

The 71yo allegedly bashed a 68yo woman with a bat before being pursued by police across the Southern Downs.

Snakes alive: How many nope ropes is too many?

premium_icon Snakes alive: How many nope ropes is too many?

Why it’s always important to look first before fixing remote equipment…

Cruel twist to Jimmy’s life and death brown snake incident

premium_icon Cruel twist to Jimmy’s life and death brown snake incident

The man who went viral after police shared a video of his terrifying encounter with a snake in his ute has lost his job.

Keyboard ‘hero’ fronts court over vile threats

premium_icon Keyboard ‘hero’ fronts court over vile threats

A “keyboard hero” who harassed 15 people over four years, scaring them into changing their contact details and the locks on their houses, has narrowly avoided jail.

Man accused of sexual acts against dog and child

premium_icon Man accused of sexual acts against dog and child

The prisoner, who is also charged with child rape, seeks government funding for psychological testing.

Dozens charged after police raid cannabis farm

premium_icon Dozens charged after police raid cannabis farm

TIP-OFFS from the public made this local drug operation a success.

‘Extraordinary loss’: Tributes for man killed in quad crash

premium_icon ‘Extraordinary loss’: Tributes for man killed in quad crash

A 21-year-old apprentice diesel fitter is being remembered as a “quiet achiever” who loved the outdoors after his tragic death in a quad bike crash.

‘A fantastic bloke’: Motorbike crash victim identified

premium_icon ‘A fantastic bloke’: Motorbike crash victim identified

The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash on the Tablelands has been identified as a well-known bike enthusiast and Cairns small business owner.

CROC VS PELICAN: Surprise twist in epic attack

premium_icon CROC VS PELICAN: Surprise twist in epic attack

A surprise ending in the epic battle between a crocodile and a pelican has been captured on camera by a stunned fisherman in Cardwell.

Man brandishes weapon at staff in jewellery heist

premium_icon Man brandishes weapon at staff in jewellery heist

Police are investigating after a man brandishing a weapon stole a large quantity of jewellery in a terrifying attack on a Gold Coast shop this morning.

Huge fines for Victorians who attempted to enter Qld twice

premium_icon Huge fines for Victorians who attempted to enter Qld twice

Six people have each been slapped with $4003 fines after they tried to cross the border with false papers multiple times.

Tragic events have stuck to this cop for a very good reason

premium_icon Tragic events have stuck to this cop for a very good reason

Most cops will go on and specialise, but for 35 years, Brad Smart stuck to general duties – for a very good reason.

Friends, family to farewell loved dad killed by shark

premium_icon Friends, family to farewell loved dad killed by shark

The life of shark attack victim Matthew Tratt, who died in his older brother’s arms after being bitten by a shark, will be celebrated this week.

Convicted killer secretly filmed young girl

premium_icon Convicted killer secretly filmed young girl

A convicted killer who dumped the body of his flatmate in Sunshine Coast bushland has fronted court again after he secretly filmed an eight-year-old girl.

How Qld distillers are leading rum’s renaissance

premium_icon How Qld distillers are leading rum’s renaissance

Rum is set for a renaissance with a band of Queensland distillers hoping to knock gin off its perch with drops high in quality and unique in flavour.

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