October 2019

Published a story 17th Oct 2019 3:23 PM

An Ooralea man’s sickening acts, including sending his own sisters threatening text messages over three days, have been exposed.

Man threatens to kill sisters in shock stalking case

An Ooralea man’s sickening acts, including sending his own sisters threatening text messages over three days, have been exposed.

Published a story 16th Oct 2019 5:40 PM

The 27 year old is facing seven offences stemming from an incident at a Tropical Avenue home on October 3.

Andergrove shooting case back in court

The 27 year old is facing seven offences stemming from an incident at a Tropical Avenue home on October 3.

Published a story 16th Oct 2019 5:25 PM

A jury has delivered a verdict after a Mackay man was accused of serious animal cruelty against a miniature dachshund and a possum.

Sh!t happens: Man's blase response to killing two animals

A jury has delivered a verdict after a Mackay man was accused of serious animal cruelty against a miniature dachshund and a possum.

Published a story 15th Oct 2019 5:07 PM

Judge: ‘You might have found yourself here in court facing a charge of murder or manslaughter because that person could easily have died.’

Nine year old choked in schoolyard fight

Judge: ‘You might have found yourself here in court facing a charge of murder or manslaughter because that person could easily have died.’

Published a story 15th Oct 2019 1:51 PM

A man has pleaded not guilty to the charge as the trial begins in Mackay District Court.

Jury discharged in animal killing case

A man has pleaded not guilty to the charge as the trial begins in Mackay District Court.

Published a story 14th Oct 2019 6:59 PM

A 72-year-old man has learned his fate after a jury delivered its verdict in a rape case.

Jury hands down verdict in student rape case

A 72-year-old man has learned his fate after a jury delivered its verdict in a rape case.

Published a story 14th Oct 2019 5:04 PM

For months a Mackay man beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter, including biting her until she bled, before shaving her head.

‘You have broken our daughter’: Man's hideous abusive acts

For months a Mackay man beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter, including biting her until she bled, before shaving her head.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 3:59 PM

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.

Man in custody over shocking sex attack allegations

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.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 1:18 PM

Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”

‘It was just a privilege to call him a mate’

Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 11:38 AM

The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison

Tributes flow for Judge Brian Harrison

The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison

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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.