November 2019

Published a story 16th Nov 2019 9:06 PM

Recent rape trail in Rockhampton shows need for balance between keeping “mistake of fact” defence in place and putting in place guidelines to weed out abusers.

OPINION: ‘Mistake of fact’ defence rape laws need balance

Recent rape trail in Rockhampton shows need for balance between keeping “mistake of fact” defence in place and putting in place guidelines to weed out abusers.

Published a story 16th Nov 2019 9:02 PM

A YOUNG Central Queensland cowboy was this week acquitted of rape after successfully arguing “mistake of fact” that the woman he had sex with was able to give consent despite knowing she was intoxicated.

Rape ‘mistake of fact’ defence leads to man found not guilty

A YOUNG Central Queensland cowboy was this week acquitted of rape after successfully arguing “mistake of fact” that the woman he had sex with was able to give consent despite knowing she was intoxicated.

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 4:00 PM

He's not to have any contact with her, but she continually contacted him asking for money and threatening to send him back to jail. He ended up with 18 charges.

‘I’ll send you back to jail’: Woman’s threat in ‘crazy’ case

He's not to have any contact with her, but she continually contacted him asking for money and threatening to send him back to jail. He ended up with 18 charges.

Published a story 14th Nov 2019 11:53 AM

A VICTIM of notorious paedophile Kevin Lynch is only now, 35 years later, struggling with post traumatic issues from the historical abuse.

Notorious QLD paedophile victim now struggles with PTS

A VICTIM of notorious paedophile Kevin Lynch is only now, 35 years later, struggling with post traumatic issues from the historical abuse.

Published a story 13th Nov 2019 6:37 AM

A MAN who trafficked more than eight kilograms of methamphetamines in 14 months, making over $1 million for his supplier, told a cop about plans to blow up a gun shop.

Drug trafficker told cop of plans to blow up gun shop

A MAN who trafficked more than eight kilograms of methamphetamines in 14 months, making over $1 million for his supplier, told a cop about plans to blow up a gun shop.

Published a story 12th Nov 2019 3:40 PM

ROCKHAMPTON’S golden girl Anna Meares has not let retirement, or a 6.5 month baby bump get in the way of joining an array of sporting heroes to raise funds for people under 25 with rare diseases.

Meares rides out of retirement with baby bump

ROCKHAMPTON’S golden girl Anna Meares has not let retirement, or a 6.5 month baby bump get in the way of joining an array of sporting heroes to raise funds for people under 25 with rare diseases.

Published a story 11th Nov 2019 11:37 AM

It was just a simple vehicle intercept by police, but it’s the surprise on the passenger seat that landed him in court.

Surprising find after police search driver’s backpack

It was just a simple vehicle intercept by police, but it’s the surprise on the passenger seat that landed him in court.

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 4:29 PM

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near Woodbine Road, Bungundarra.

Firefighters at grass fire on Capricorn Coast

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) crews are currently on scene at a grass fire burning near Woodbine Road, Bungundarra.

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 4:13 PM

Neighbourhood brawl broken up by police

Nine arrested after mass brawl at Blackwater

Neighbourhood brawl broken up by police

Published a story 8th Nov 2019 1:34 PM

A MAGISTRATE a man who had smoked marijuana to help him sleep and was busted driving the next day, to “try some warm milk next time”.

NAME AND SHAME: Driver smoked pot to sleep, told ‘try milk’ by magistrate

A MAGISTRATE a man who had smoked marijuana to help him sleep and was busted driving the next day, to “try some warm milk next time”.

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