October 2020

Published a story 20th Oct 2020 3:08 PM

Prosecutor: ‘A reasonable person in public simply wouldn’t pull out a hunting knife’

Man pulls out large hunting knife in laundromat

Prosecutor: ‘A reasonable person in public simply wouldn’t pull out a hunting knife’

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 6:56 PM

RACQ has launched its Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2020.

Drivers urged to call out roads in poor condition

RACQ has launched its Unroadworthy Roads Survey 2020.

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 5:11 PM

Mackay District Court jury has returned its verdict in rape trial

Jury returns verdict in 'rape fantasy' trial

Mackay District Court jury has returned its verdict in rape trial

Published a story 19th Oct 2020 4:45 PM

The Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions will not say how long the probe will take.

Shandee’s family ‘pleased’ investigation under way

The Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions will not say how long the probe will take.

Published a story 18th Oct 2020 2:27 PM

Vicki Blackburn speaks: ‘I put my trust in the system that is supposed to conduct themselves to the fullest of the law’

Shandee murder trial: Mum fears Crown blew its chance

Vicki Blackburn speaks: ‘I put my trust in the system that is supposed to conduct themselves to the fullest of the law’

Published a story 17th Oct 2020 12:26 PM

‘Ultimately you forced her to the ground and pinned her to the ground’

Man threatens to ‘p*ss all over’ partner’s property

‘Ultimately you forced her to the ground and pinned her to the ground’

Published a story 17th Oct 2020 12:12 PM

‘There is significant provocation, and a warning and he didn’t advance on her, she advanced on him’

Man punched woman after she attacked him with a weapon

‘There is significant provocation, and a warning and he didn’t advance on her, she advanced on him’

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 5:38 PM

‘It really was a bonehead decision by him to ride off’

Motorcyclist hit with hefty fine but avoids jail

‘It really was a bonehead decision by him to ride off’

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 5:37 PM

The 20 year old then shaped up to officers at the watch house yelling abuse and kicking out

Drunk man blows smoke in cop’s face outside Mackay club

The 20 year old then shaped up to officers at the watch house yelling abuse and kicking out

Published a story 16th Oct 2020 11:42 AM

It was a night of glitz and glamour for the Year 12 students of St Patrick’s College

GALLERY: St Patrick’s formal a classy affair

It was a night of glitz and glamour for the Year 12 students of St Patrick’s College

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I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.