February 2017

Published a story 9th Feb 2017 12:19 PM

Even the condescension doesn’t worry me. My daughter and I have a blast together.

A good dad is only disgusting if you're a monster

Even the condescension doesn’t worry me. My daughter and I have a blast together.

Published a story 7th Feb 2017 8:59 AM

A QUEENSLAND Senator warns Cory Bernardi's defection is a 'wake-up call' to the major parties, as the South Australian heads for a "sea of irrelevance"

Qld Senator: Cory Bernardi's defection a 'wake-up call'

A QUEENSLAND Senator warns Cory Bernardi's defection is a 'wake-up call' to the major parties, as the South Australian heads for a "sea of irrelevance"

Published a story 1st Feb 2017 1:36 PM

A SAILOR who fell 14m inside the cargo hold of a giant transport ship off Central Queensland appears to be making a miracle recovery.

Sailor who fell 14m will be woken from induced coma

A SAILOR who fell 14m inside the cargo hold of a giant transport ship off Central Queensland appears to be making a miracle recovery.

Published a story 1st Feb 2017 9:28 AM

A ONE Nation candidate has attacked single mothers as "lazy" saying their failure to attract a partner will make Australia "lazy and ugly".

One Nation hopeful: Single mums "too lazy to attract mate"

A ONE Nation candidate has attacked single mothers as "lazy" saying their failure to attract a partner will make Australia "lazy and ugly".

January 2017

Published a story 31st Jan 2017 1:37 PM

A SAILOR who fell 14 metres down an on-board hatch has already undergone two emergency surgeries and remains in an induced coma

Sailor had "stomach pushed into lungs" after 14m fall

A SAILOR who fell 14 metres down an on-board hatch has already undergone two emergency surgeries and remains in an induced coma

Commented on a story 27th Jan 2017 7:16 AM

OPINION: It is also when Australia hits peak political correctness and every commentator wants to stake their claim on what Australia Day really means.

Australia Day must be Jan 26, but still needs to change

"It's definitely a jarring sight, and a reminder why Australia Day isn't an easy thing for so many to..."

Published a story 26th Jan 2017 1:16 PM

OPINION: It is also when Australia hits peak political correctness and every commentator wants to stake their claim on what Australia Day really means.

Australia Day must be Jan 26, but still needs to change

OPINION: It is also when Australia hits peak political correctness and every commentator wants to stake their claim on what Australia Day really means.

Voted in a poll 25th Jan 2017 11:17 AM

Published a story 20th Jan 2017 1:54 PM

<strong>EXCLUSIVE: </strong>A SINGLE text message, a Facebook post and less than a week of reflection was all it took for "disillusioned" Buderim MP Steve Dickson to quit the LNP.

Steve Dickson's defection: One text, one week, One Nation

EXCLUSIVE: A SINGLE text message, a Facebook post and less than a week of reflection was all it took for "disillusioned" Buderim MP Steve Dickson to quit the LNP.

Voted in a poll 20th Jan 2017 7:09 AM

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Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media’s Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and breaking news. Owen has also specialised in resources reporting, which included a successful campaign to fight 100% fly-in, fly-out mining in rural Queensland towns.