March 2021

Published a story 3rd Mar 2021 7:19 PM

The mother of a Proserpine teen killed in a fatal bus rollover made an emotional plea for seatbelts on buses.

Grieving mother’s plea: ‘My family will be forever broken’

The mother of a Proserpine teen killed in a fatal bus rollover made an emotional plea for seatbelts on buses.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 8:18 PM

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Island rape trial: ‘I don’t know why she’s lying’

The man told police ‘I did not push myself onto her, I did not force her’ over allegations he raped a woman on Hamilton Island in 2020.

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 7:55 PM

Coroner: ‘Why do schoolchildren get the protection of the seatbelt where the ordinary citizen doesn’t?’

Coroner questions disparity over seatbelt regulations

Coroner: ‘Why do schoolchildren get the protection of the seatbelt where the ordinary citizen doesn’t?’

Published a story 2nd Mar 2021 3:19 PM

A court heard harrowing details of how passengers riding on an ill-fated Whitsunday Transit bus were tossed around when it rolled.

AIRBORNE: ‘They were thrown about inside the bus’

A court heard harrowing details of how passengers riding on an ill-fated Whitsunday Transit bus were tossed around when it rolled.

Published a story 1st Mar 2021 5:57 PM

Proserpine teen Casey Brown died when the public bus he was riding crashed and rolled in 2016.

INQUEST: Probe into fatal bus crash begins today

Proserpine teen Casey Brown died when the public bus he was riding crashed and rolled in 2016.

Published a story 1st Mar 2021 5:27 PM

A father openly trembled as he sat in a courtroom dock over a brutal attack on another driver during a wet weather road rage attack.

‘Overkill’: Father breaks driver’s nose over water spray

A father openly trembled as he sat in a courtroom dock over a brutal attack on another driver during a wet weather road rage attack.

February 2021

Published a story 26th Feb 2021 11:33 PM

He sent ‘d*ck pics’ to two underage teen girls he met on Facebook and had one send him explicit photos.

Bowen man appeals jail term over child sex crimes

He sent ‘d*ck pics’ to two underage teen girls he met on Facebook and had one send him explicit photos.

Published a story 26th Feb 2021 6:02 PM

A rundown Queenslander is hidden behind overgrown vegetation spilling from the address.

New court orders for Mackay home deemed ‘public health risk’

A rundown Queenslander is hidden behind overgrown vegetation spilling from the address.

Published a story 26th Feb 2021 4:35 PM

Six-month-old Beau Bradshaw was found unresponsive in June 2020. He later died in hospital. His father stands charged with his murder.

‘Critical’ statement outstanding in accused baby killer case

Six-month-old Beau Bradshaw was found unresponsive in June 2020. He later died in hospital. His father stands charged with his murder.

Published a story 26th Feb 2021 11:24 AM

UPDATE: Court hears there had been a warrant out for the 25 year old’s arrest when he allegedly threatened a member of police prosecutions with a knife and stole a car.

JUST IN: Alleged carjacker remanded in custody

UPDATE: Court hears there had been a warrant out for the 25 year old’s arrest when he allegedly threatened a member of police prosecutions with a knife and stole a car.

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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.