Queensland News

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Child sex offender’s sick request of girl he called ‘queen’

premium_icon Child sex offender’s sick request of girl he called ‘queen’

A child sex offender asked a 13-year-old girl he called his “queen” to send explicit videos of herself in exchange for education money, a court has been told.

Miracle cop returns to work after near-death experience

premium_icon Miracle cop returns to work after near-death experience

The inspirational officer who almost died when he was hit by a stolen vehicle returned to police work today - only 18 months after being in an induced coma.

50yo gets probation for kissing young teen

premium_icon 50yo gets probation for kissing young teen

A CENTRAL American has been sentenced over an incident where he Salsa danced with his girlfriend’s 13 year old daughter, told her he loved her and kissed her.

Visa changes to keep agriculture industry growing

premium_icon Visa changes to keep agriculture industry growing

Working Holiday Visas have been extended to help Hinkler businesses get their crops off amid the coronavirus pandemic

Childcare director’s fears on the frontline of coronavirus

premium_icon Childcare director’s fears on the frontline of coronavirus

A Fraser Coast childcare director fears there is no consideration educators on the frontline of COVID-19.

Arrest warrant for ‘white nationalist Muslim’ in Bundy

premium_icon Arrest warrant for ‘white nationalist Muslim’ in Bundy

AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a former journalist turned “white nationalist Muslim” who is accused of breaching bail and fleeing to Bundaberg.

Man raped young daughter then ‘threatened to kill her’

premium_icon Man raped young daughter then ‘threatened to kill her’

He threatened to kill her if she told anyone will be out of jail 18 months earlier, after a court ruled his sentence was too high. WARNING DISTURBING CONTENT.

JobKeeper hopes dashed for 200k workers

premium_icon JobKeeper hopes dashed for 200k workers

More than 200,000 casual Queensland workers have had their hopes of qualifying for the JobKeeper payment dashed.

Businesses get prescription for virus recovery

premium_icon Businesses get prescription for virus recovery

A report has “taken the temperature” of Queensland businesses – and revealed how they will make their way back from the virus crisis.

Homegrown hero taskforce working round the clock

premium_icon Homegrown hero taskforce working round the clock

They’re working tirelessly to save the world, but aren’t sporting capes or spandex – these Gold Coast heroes prefer the humble lab coat.

Council petitions MP and Premier for border closure

premium_icon Council petitions MP and Premier for border closure

The council has written to the head of the state to plead the case for shutting the NSW border to protect the Tweed.

Incredible messages sent by kids to Gold Coast police

premium_icon Incredible messages sent by kids to Gold Coast police

An envelope was dropped off to the Elanora Police Beat with ‘Hope this puts a smile on your face’ written on it. What was inside has melted hearts.

Easter crackdown: No day trips, no holiday home escapes

premium_icon Easter crackdown: No day trips, no holiday home escapes

If you were thinking about a day trip or quick escape to a holiday home over Easter, think again. Authorities have warned they plan to crackdown on those ‘leaving their...

Prisoners climb roof in Wacol jail protest

premium_icon Prisoners climb roof in Wacol jail protest

Five inmates at the Arthur Gorrie jail in Wacol have climbed onto the roof in protest of conditions that are in part to do with the COVID-19 lockdown.

‘I know you are single and don’t want to get raped’

premium_icon ‘I know you are single and don’t want to get raped’

One night the woman noticed all the lights at her Coomera home had gone out. When she went to investigate she found him, standing near her meter box.

‘We will close more beaches if you push us’

premium_icon ‘We will close more beaches if you push us’

Barriers will be placed on the road into The Spit tonight as council threatens to close more Gold Coast beaches if there is a repeat of the weekend’s crowds.

Workers in the dark on details of wage freeze

premium_icon Workers in the dark on details of wage freeze

With some frontline public servants already having deals in place, the State Government refuses to say how it will enact its sudden pay rise freeze - or who will be...

Council workers’ grim discovery of baby in sewer

premium_icon Council workers’ grim discovery of baby in sewer

An investigation is under way after council workers discovered the body of a baby inside a sewer.

High school staffer ‘lured girls with gifts, money’: Police

premium_icon High school staffer ‘lured girls with gifts, money’: Police

A middle-aged employee of a high school in Ingham has been charged with a number of alleged sex offences involving two underage female students.

‘We run this place’: Thug punches, robs women

premium_icon ‘We run this place’: Thug punches, robs women

A man alongside a group of thugs brandished large knives as they violently assaulted strangers before robbing them, including a lone woman on The Strand.

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