Over four months a Mackay father beat and assaulted his nine-year-old daughter before shaving her head.
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.
Former Mackay barrister Brian Harrison has been remembered as an “all around great bloke and real person”
The Mackay legal profession is in mourning after the death of former barrister Brian Harrison
It is alleged the rape occurred after the man picked up the foreign student ‘under the ruse of taking her to dinner’.
The 27 year old has been remanded in custody and his case adjourned until later this year.
Man facing seven charges over an alleged shooting at Andergrove.
A man is accused of indecent treatment against children earlier this year.
Behind the scenes: Justine Barwick and family were supported by hospital staff who worked day and night to support the family
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.