News

Warring couple banned from every pub in state

BANNED: A couple leaves Gladstone Magistrates Court after being banned from all Queensland liquor outlets.
BANNED: A couple leaves Gladstone Magistrates Court after being banned from all Queensland liquor outlets. Ross Irby

TWO warring lovers have been banned from every licensed pub and club in the state in a bid to stop their violence against each other.

Gladstone magistrate Mark Morrow sentenced the couple to four months jail for contravention of domestic violence orders.

Given parole, they were ordered to attend relationship counselling.

"You can't get drunk and bash each other," Mr Morrow told the sheepish pair, as they stood before him in the courtroom.

"Did he bash you, punch you?," Mr Morrow asked the woman. "Just once," she said.

"Did he kick you?," he asked. "I'd fallen down the stairs," she said.

Mr Morrow inquired why her partner would punch her.

"I'm not sure. I was pretty drunk, he was very drunk," she said.

"He would have drunk eight litres I reckon."

The pair pleaded guilty in Gladstone Magistrates Court to contravention of domestic violence orders they had against each other.

Mr Morrow said they had to stop drinking and bashing each other.

"If you do have a relationship then you have got to stop drinking as that causes you to go and be violent towards each other," Mr Morrow said.

"Bashing you means he goes to jail. Even if you are drunk that is no excuse. I can help you.

"I can ban you from every hotel, licensed premises in Queensland. Something that seems appropriate to both.

"Alternatively I can split the relationship by sending one of you to jail so the violence doesn't continue."

Defence lawyer Jun Pepito said the couple had nothing much to do in their home town, "so they drink and beat the hell out of each other".

Mr Morrow said the hotel ban would stay in place for as long as the domestic violence orders were in place.

"If they want to live together they don't drink and must go to a relationship counsellor," Mr Morrow said.

"You have put yourselves in this predicament. It's in your hands now.

"You can either work your relationship out or separate."

Topics:  assault, crime, editors picks, gladstone magistrates court, terrorathome




Gladstone man 'choked' new lover in weekend attack

Domestic violence.

Man gets bail after "choking' his girlfriend.

'Wrong spot': Workers on site of controversial Tannum servo

MIXED REACTION: Earthwork has started at the Coles Express service station on Booth Ave, Tannum Sands.

Development of servo in the 'wrong spot' starts

'Lawless life': Body builder rips off servo

Dylan Todd / Facebook

GLADSTONE body builder drives off with fuel.

Latest deals and offers

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Gladstone couple's spontaneous Gympie Muster wedding

Craig Oglesby and Brenda Strong celebrate their wedding at the Gympie Muster with punters in front of the Main Stage.

The Gympie Music Muster was the perfect place for a wedding.

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

SAWTOOTH GONE: Demolition of Foundry sawtooth shed to make way for new Bunnings building.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd

Warning for unit investors with price plummet prediction

The warning signs are flashing for one real estate sector in 2017 despite others performing the best they have in years and it's not going to be pretty.

One real estate sector looks set for a rocky 2017

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale