December 2019

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 9:37 PM

‘At the end of the day I was a tourist and I suffered a misadventure.’

TV reveal: Shark attack survivor tells her story

‘At the end of the day I was a tourist and I suffered a misadventure.’

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 8:00 PM

When Justine Barwick went for a swim in Cid Harbour she had no idea that, within minutes, her life would change.

Whitsunday shark attack survivor shares recovery journey

When Justine Barwick went for a swim in Cid Harbour she had no idea that, within minutes, her life would change.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 6:03 PM

Bruce Morcombe weighs in on why a Queensland community's push is important in changing sentencing outcomes.

How people power could help keep a child rapist in jail

Bruce Morcombe weighs in on why a Queensland community's push is important in changing sentencing outcomes.

Published a story 6th Dec 2019 5:58 PM

They fought their sacking over a brawl where expletives were thrown around, a supervisor was punched and a woman was asked if she 'had fake tits'.

‘Fake tits, wanker’: BHP workers sacked for Xmas party brawl

They fought their sacking over a brawl where expletives were thrown around, a supervisor was punched and a woman was asked if she 'had fake tits'.

Published a story 5th Dec 2019 4:49 PM

Police raided the then-17 year old’s home, seizing her mobile phone, which revealed messages offering to supply drugs.

Drug-addicted teen offered ‘good buds’ to mates

Police raided the then-17 year old’s home, seizing her mobile phone, which revealed messages offering to supply drugs.

Published a story 5th Dec 2019 3:09 PM

A Mackay Magistrate has harshly criticised a police document linked to an alleged stabbing at Seaforth.

‘I can’t make a decision of bail with this rubbish’

A Mackay Magistrate has harshly criticised a police document linked to an alleged stabbing at Seaforth.

Published a story 5th Dec 2019 1:57 PM

One of the two men accused over the 2007 Airlie Beach cold case is also facing a historic charge of aggravated robbery.

Jay Brogden murder accused back in court

One of the two men accused over the 2007 Airlie Beach cold case is also facing a historic charge of aggravated robbery.

Published a story 4th Dec 2019 8:09 PM

‘Despite police who keep pushing this message, we have three fatalities in less than a week.’

Police plead with drivers after three people killed on roads

‘Despite police who keep pushing this message, we have three fatalities in less than a week.’

Published a story 4th Dec 2019 10:53 AM

Snap up a great deal on domestic and international flights.

HURRY! Jetstar drops massive Christmas sale

Snap up a great deal on domestic and international flights.

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.