November 2020

Published a story 25th Nov 2020 10:18 AM

A magistrate said the 47 year old was ‘used as a pawn’ and his actions did not ‘do anything’.

Adani activist slammed for wasting police time and resources

A magistrate said the 47 year old was ‘used as a pawn’ and his actions did not ‘do anything’.

Published a story 24th Nov 2020 5:58 PM

The 32-year-old constable, who is also charged with five counts of computer misuse, is relocating to WA.

Bowen cop accused of interfering in police investigation

The 32-year-old constable, who is also charged with five counts of computer misuse, is relocating to WA.

Published a story 24th Nov 2020 3:55 PM

The 27 year old was allegedly found with 6.3 grams of cocaine and later $10,000 in cash

Airlie Beach cafe owner revealed as alleged cocaine pusher

The 27 year old was allegedly found with 6.3 grams of cocaine and later $10,000 in cash

Published a story 24th Nov 2020 10:09 AM

Now the 40 year old has a jail term hanging over his head for his ‘disgraceful’ DV behaviour at Jubilee Pocket

DV OUTBURST: Man tells wife ‘go f*** yourself’ after arrest

Now the 40 year old has a jail term hanging over his head for his ‘disgraceful’ DV behaviour at Jubilee Pocket

Published a story 23rd Nov 2020 6:48 PM

A 57 year old had an assault charge downgraded after he slapped former Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan

Assault charge for Costo’s pub slap dubbed ‘overkill’

A 57 year old had an assault charge downgraded after he slapped former Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan

Published a story 19th Nov 2020 5:02 PM

He avoided custody when a judge found there were ‘exceptional circumstances’ including his own sexual abuse as a boy

Former navy chef caught with 11,000 child abuse images

He avoided custody when a judge found there were ‘exceptional circumstances’ including his own sexual abuse as a boy

Published a story 14th Nov 2020 6:39 PM

‘There’s a need for strong … deterrence … for people who get on this drug and get in a car and drive’

Mackay nursing assistant drove with ice in her system

‘There’s a need for strong … deterrence … for people who get on this drug and get in a car and drive’

Published a story 14th Nov 2020 6:33 PM

A banned Mackay motorist was busted behind the wheel one month after he was told not to drive

‘You’re in prison country’: Dodgy driver warned

A banned Mackay motorist was busted behind the wheel one month after he was told not to drive

Published a story 13th Nov 2020 2:24 PM

The 48 year old said he had no idea it was an illegal item.

Man busted with concealed weapon at Mackay airport

The 48 year old said he had no idea it was an illegal item.

Published a story 13th Nov 2020 2:20 PM

It is alleged the offending occurred in June in a small town within the Mackay district.

Cop charged with computer misuse is back in court

It is alleged the offending occurred in June in a small town within the Mackay district.

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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.