April 2021

Published a story 21st Apr 2021 5:38 PM

An Ipswich magistrate said the Supreme Court should have dealt with a man’s drug charges earlier

‘Waste of time’: Magistrate criticises DPP over drug case

An Ipswich magistrate said the Supreme Court should have dealt with a man’s drug charges earlier

Published a story 21st Apr 2021 5:14 PM

A dad who gave up work to look after children said he didn’t have enough money to get by

Dad strapped for cash when he stole $500 jacket

A dad who gave up work to look after children said he didn’t have enough money to get by

Published a story 21st Apr 2021 9:49 AM

A defence lawyer has told the court his client took steroids in an effort to recover from serious injury

Harley rider’s pain compounded after drug test

A defence lawyer has told the court his client took steroids in an effort to recover from serious injury

Published a story 20th Apr 2021 5:47 PM

A magistrate has refused bail for a man accused of stalking, saying he is too much of a risk

‘Time to die’: Neighbour’s alleged threat to kids

A magistrate has refused bail for a man accused of stalking, saying he is too much of a risk

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 4:41 PM

An Ipswich magistrate said a woman accused of stealing was an unacceptable risk

Harvey Norman accused thief refused bail

An Ipswich magistrate said a woman accused of stealing was an unacceptable risk

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 4:17 PM

Man released on parole after facing sentence over incident involving motorcycle cop

Dangerous driver’s unusual history ‘looms large’

Man released on parole after facing sentence over incident involving motorcycle cop

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 4:15 PM

A man on parole and with a GPS tracker allegedly committed further offences

Parolee allegedly caught with drugs, knife

A man on parole and with a GPS tracker allegedly committed further offences

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 1:50 PM

A man with a 15-page criminal history has fronted court on seven new charges

Grandfather caught with fake money

A man with a 15-page criminal history has fronted court on seven new charges

Published a story 19th Apr 2021 10:53 AM

An 86-year-old man has lost his licence after causing a crash on the Cunningham Highway

‘Difficult decision’: Near miss wake-up call for driver

An 86-year-old man has lost his licence after causing a crash on the Cunningham Highway

Published a story 17th Apr 2021 10:02 AM

An elderly woman was left terrified when her angry son allegedly stood over her and grabbed her by her hair with a knife in hand

Son allegedly threatened to cut off 74-year-old mum’s head

An elderly woman was left terrified when her angry son allegedly stood over her and grabbed her by her hair with a knife in hand

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Reporter Ross Irby has wander-lust mixed with a sense of adventure, spending way too many years roaming about Australia, its back roads and off-shore foreign lands. Enjoys a yarn, story telling and tales, along with curiosity to find out about the lives and (mis)adventures of others. An off-beat sense of humour, not taking it all too seriously, along with big doses of flexibility/adaptability whatever the situation is the best way to go. You have to have the life experiences to have empathy with others.