March 2019

Published a story 22nd Mar 2019 8:43 PM

A long-term drug user has begged a Mackay magistrate for one last chance to stay out of jail for the sake of his children.

Magistrate tells drug addict 'you're a disgrace'

A long-term drug user has begged a Mackay magistrate for one last chance to stay out of jail for the sake of his children.

Published a story 22nd Mar 2019 8:07 PM

A former patient is suing for nearly $870,000 in a medical negligence claim against Mackay Base Hospital.

Brain-damaged patient sues hospital

A former patient is suing for nearly $870,000 in a medical negligence claim against Mackay Base Hospital.

Published a story 22nd Mar 2019 6:19 PM

'There is a public interest in regards to unlicensed possession of firearms and ammunitions and it is on that basis I would be strongly opposing bail.'

Father accused of raping daughter found with weapons cache

'There is a public interest in regards to unlicensed possession of firearms and ammunitions and it is on that basis I would be strongly opposing bail.'

Published a story 22nd Mar 2019 4:26 PM

A man who made fake $50 notes will stay behind bars at least until his case is finalised in the district court.

Court rejects counterfeiter's second bid for bail

A man who made fake $50 notes will stay behind bars at least until his case is finalised in the district court.

Published a story 21st Mar 2019 9:06 PM

A Mackay man callously attacked a co-worker knocking out two teeth in a brutal assault over a trivial incident at work.

Jail 'inevitable' after attack led to $11,000 dentist bill

A Mackay man callously attacked a co-worker knocking out two teeth in a brutal assault over a trivial incident at work.

Published a story 21st Mar 2019 11:35 AM

Mackay police push security message after thieves enter three homes on the same street through unlocked doors.

Thieves target three homes in same street

Mackay police push security message after thieves enter three homes on the same street through unlocked doors.

Published a story 20th Mar 2019 7:08 PM

Suspended imprisonment sentence breached for second time

Violent offender who made machete threat released

Suspended imprisonment sentence breached for second time

Published a story 20th Mar 2019 4:52 PM

He stashed nearly 1800 psychedelic drug tablets and huge haul of pot but police still found them.

Beaconsfield man hid drugs and money in convenient place

He stashed nearly 1800 psychedelic drug tablets and huge haul of pot but police still found them.

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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.