October 2019

Published a story 14th Oct 2019 5:04 PM

Over four months a Mackay father beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter before shaving her head.

‘You have broken our daughter’

Over four months a Mackay father beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter before shaving her head.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 3:59 PM

THESE are the vile words a Whitsunday man allegedly said to his partner before choking her during a prolonged, violent sex attack with murderous threats.

Man in custody over shocking sex attack allegations

THESE are the vile words a Whitsunday man allegedly said to his partner before choking her during a prolonged, violent sex attack with murderous threats.

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 1:18 PM

Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”

‘It was just a privilege to call him a mate’

Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”

Published a story 10th Oct 2019 11:38 AM

The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison

Tributes flow for Judge Brian Harrison

The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 5:25 PM

It is alleged the rape occurred after the man picked up the foreign student ‘under the ruse of taking her to dinner’.

Man denies rape claiming ‘agreed mutual agreement’

It is alleged the rape occurred after the man picked up the foreign student ‘under the ruse of taking her to dinner’.

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 2:49 PM

The 27 year old has been remanded in custody and his case adjourned until later this year.

Alleged Andergrove shooter revealed

The 27 year old has been remanded in custody and his case adjourned until later this year.

Published a story 9th Oct 2019 11:21 AM

Man facing seven charges over an alleged shooting at Andergrove.

Alleged Andergrove gunman to face court today

Man facing seven charges over an alleged shooting at Andergrove.

Published a story 7th Oct 2019 12:03 PM

A man is accused of indecent treatment against children earlier this year.

Father faces child abuse claims

A man is accused of indecent treatment against children earlier this year.

Published a story 5th Oct 2019 8:58 AM

Behind the scenes: Justine Barwick and family were supported by hospital staff who worked day and night to support the family

Social workers comforted family in time of need

Behind the scenes: Justine Barwick and family were supported by hospital staff who worked day and night to support the family

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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.