February 2020

Published a story 13th Feb 2020 12:49 PM

Four years after he exited Local Government, former Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell is back on the council election trail

BREAKING: Former Fraser Coast mayor to run in March election

Four years after he exited Local Government, former Fraser Coast mayor Gerard O'Connell is back on the council election trail

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 11:01 AM

The fallout from one of the most tumultuous weeks in the Coalition’s recent history, if managed well, can be extremely beneficial for our region.

Why Coalition's Canberra mess might just be best for Coast

The fallout from one of the most tumultuous weeks in the Coalition’s recent history, if managed well, can be extremely beneficial for our region.

Published a story 11th Feb 2020 9:18 AM

Heavy rainfall and big tides is causing rivers to rise.

Flood watch for river, water over roads as more rain looms

Heavy rainfall and big tides is causing rivers to rise.

Published a story 10th Feb 2020 12:56 PM

Dams are filled, parched paddocks have turned green are some might be tempted to think "well that's that, the farmers are happy again".

OPINION: If it's flooded... don't forget the drought

Dams are filled, parched paddocks have turned green are some might be tempted to think "well that's that, the farmers are happy again".

Published a story 10th Feb 2020 9:57 AM

Wide Bay MP Llew O'Brien is this morning meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison about his future in Federal Government.

EXCLUSIVE: O'Brien speaks out after splitting from Nats

Wide Bay MP Llew O'Brien is this morning meeting with Prime Minister Scott Morrison about his future in Federal Government.

January 2020

Published a story 30th Jan 2020 2:45 PM

Journalists are sometimes as popular as politicians and telemarketers and there’s nothing like a tragedy to get people thinking the vultures are circling.

OPINION: Tragic events touch news teams too

Journalists are sometimes as popular as politicians and telemarketers and there’s nothing like a tragedy to get people thinking the vultures are circling.

Published a story 26th Jan 2020 5:49 PM

‘There would be very few people, and perhaps no one, who have made more of a positive impact on our community’

Veteran editor helped shape modern-day Maryborough

‘There would be very few people, and perhaps no one, who have made more of a positive impact on our community’

Published a story 24th Jan 2020 7:15 PM

‘It’s a sustainable industry’

JOBS: Powerhouse to set up business in Maryborough

‘It’s a sustainable industry’

Published a story 10th Jan 2020 9:33 AM

In the past three weeks alone significant steps have been taken to progress the Shell Forging Plant

$60M jobs goldmine gaining momentum at M'boro

In the past three weeks alone significant steps have been taken to progress the Shell Forging Plant

Published a story 9th Jan 2020 8:53 AM

The appointment of an Independent Council Election Observer is good in theory, but it was never really going to fly in Queensland.

Why watchdogs won't work without widespread change

The appointment of an Independent Council Election Observer is good in theory, but it was never really going to fly in Queensland.

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Working from Sydney, Jessica specialises in crime/court reporting, filing for APN’s regional mastheads in Northern NSW as well as providing national content for the group. She was previously Chief Reporter at the Fraser Coast Chronicle in Hervey Bay, Queensland where she grew up and trained. Early in her career, she was named Queensland Young Journalist of the Year at the Clarion Awards. More recently, she was finalist at the 2013 Kennedy Awards for Excellence in NSW Journalism in both the Young Journalist and Court Reporter of the Year categories.