POLICE AND COURT

Fri 5 Mar 2021

Drunk woman’s ‘absolutely despicable’ act on victim

Premium Content Drunk woman’s ‘absolutely despicable’ act on victim

A ferry passenger had to call police after a drunk woman smeared spit “all over” her face in an act labelled as “absolutely despicable, disgusting”.

Mason Lee Child Safety staff ‘should have been sacked’

Premium Content Mason Lee Child Safety staff ‘should have been sacked’

An investigation has found the disciplinary action taken against Child Safety employees who 'completely failed' Mason Jett Lee was 'manifestly inadequate'

PM backs inquest into alleged Porter rape

PM backs inquest into alleged Porter rape

Scott Morrison has announced he would support a coronial inquest into the death of the woman who accused Christian Porter of a historical rape, which he denies.

Car alert in missing campers case

Premium Content Car alert in missing campers case

A single car remains untraced by detectives investigating the disappearance of campers Russell Hill and Carol Clay.

Parliament hit with review amid rape claims

Premium Content Parliament hit with review amid rape claims

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner will review federal parliamentary workplaces after the Christian Porter and Brittany Higgins rape allegations emerged.

Details of sexual inquiry revealed

Details of sexual inquiry revealed

The Morrison government has revealed plans for an investigation into workplace culture in parliament in the wake of horrific allegations.

Minister apologises for ‘lying cow’ slur

Minister apologises for ‘lying cow’ slur

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has issued an apology to alleged rape victim Brittany Higgins after insulting her in front of staff.

Murder accused ‘not a well man’

Premium Content Murder accused ‘not a well man’

The lawyer of an 82-year-old Gold Coast man accused of murdering his sick wife has denied accusations domestic violence was involved, saying his client has “serious...

Dalby man ‘racially’ abuses juvenile in broad daylight

Premium Content Dalby man ‘racially’ abuses juvenile in broad daylight

A group of youths were the subject of a torrent of abuse and racial comments from a Dalby man on his way to his sentencing in court.

‘Broken’: Former candidate’s rape victim speaks out

Premium Content ‘Broken’: Former candidate’s rape victim speaks out

A former candidate has been jailed after being found guilty of raping and indecently treating a 14-year-old girl, who now describes herself as broken.

Woman barred from entering Byron Shire village for a year

Premium Content Woman barred from entering Byron Shire village for a year

A court has heard she wielded two knives in the street, damaging furniture and frightening the pub manager.

‘Sick and tired’: MP blows up over Porter

‘Sick and tired’: MP blows up over Porter

A Labor MP lashed out on Q&A after a senator said Christian Porter deserved justice over a historical rape accusation as the scandal snowballs.

‘You die tonight’: Brothers accused of terrifying home invasion

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A man was told he was “going to die tonight” as two brothers invaded his home and attacked him and his girlfriend, a court has heard.

‘So, so wrong’: Man tortured by alleged affair with teacher

Premium Content ‘So, so wrong’: Man tortured by alleged affair with teacher

A former private school student has emotionally recounted in court his sexual relationship with a female teacher.

Thu 4 Mar 2021

PM says no to inquiry into death of Porter’s accuser

Premium Content PM says no to inquiry into death of Porter’s accuser

The Prime Minister’s dismissal comes as the parents of the deceased woman said they would support “any inquiry” into their daughter’s suicide.

Doctor charged after allegedly peeing on women’s shoes

Premium Content Doctor charged after allegedly peeing on women’s shoes

A Rockhampton doctor has been charged with common assault after allegedly urinating on the shoes of several women outside a Fortitude Valley nightclub.

Undercover cop busts prostitution ring

Premium Content Undercover cop busts prostitution ring

“Only a handjob, not sex”: A “down the food chain” Chinese national was busted mid-act at a massage parlour offering illegal acts of prostitution.

Gang rape accused refused bail and has no visa

Premium Content Gang rape accused refused bail and has no visa

One of 11 men charged with the alleged drugging and gang rape of two 15-year-old girls at a park has been refused bail over deportation concerns.

Facebook fraudster sentenced for marketplace rip-offs

Premium Content Facebook fraudster sentenced for marketplace rip-offs

A man who conned Facebook marketplace users has been caught by police and ordered to repay his victims.

Daycare worker says child abuse material was 'altruistic'

Premium Content Daycare worker says child abuse material was 'altruistic'

A former home daycare worker who was caught with child abuse material on his phone said he was sent the material for “altruistic” purposes, a court has heard.

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