An Ooralea man’s sickening acts, including sending his own sisters threatening text messages over three days, have been exposed.
The 27 year old is facing seven offences stemming from an incident at a Tropical Avenue home on October 3.
A jury has delivered a verdict after a Mackay man was accused of serious animal cruelty against a miniature dachshund and a possum.
Judge: ‘You might have found yourself here in court facing a charge of murder or manslaughter because that person could easily have died.’
A man has pleaded not guilty to the charge as the trial begins in Mackay District Court.
A 72-year-old man has learned his fate after a jury delivered its verdict in a rape case.
For months a Mackay man beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter, including biting her until she bled, before shaving her head.
THESE are the vile words a Whitsunday man allegedly said to his partner before choking her during a prolonged, violent sex attack with murderous threats.
Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”
The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison
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.