May 2020

Published a story 25th May 2020 4:46 PM

‘The long wait for answers shows that tragic incidents like these must be fully investigated’

Mine union welcomes Paul McGuire inquest findings

‘The long wait for answers shows that tragic incidents like these must be fully investigated’

Published a story 22nd May 2020 5:29 PM

Grandfather, 72: ‘I didn’t really want to get involved but then again he’s my son’.

How my son roped me into a $20M pot crop at Calen

Grandfather, 72: ‘I didn’t really want to get involved but then again he’s my son’.

Published a story 22nd May 2020 4:33 PM

The Central Coroner said poor record keeping directly led to the death of Paul McGuire.

‘Grossly deficient’: CQ mine death findings revealed

The Central Coroner said poor record keeping directly led to the death of Paul McGuire.

Published a story 19th May 2020 7:14 PM

Some unit owners claim they are exposed to hefty electricity bills, despite having an unoccupied property

Power bill stress adds to unit owners’ frustration

Some unit owners claim they are exposed to hefty electricity bills, despite having an unoccupied property

Published a story 19th May 2020 6:44 PM

At least four owners have filed an application with the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal

Unit owners ‘hamstrung’ over security key battle

At least four owners have filed an application with the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal

Published a story 17th May 2020 11:33 AM

Foreign coal ship crews working off Mackay and Whitsundays are not required to take COVID-19 tests before flying into Australia

Health officials defend coal ship COVID-19 waivers

Foreign coal ship crews working off Mackay and Whitsundays are not required to take COVID-19 tests before flying into Australia

Published a story 15th May 2020 5:03 PM

Outrage over slack quarantine requirements for foreign coal ship crew members arriving in Australia

Maritime COVID-19 exemption ‘massive risk’ for Mackay

Outrage over slack quarantine requirements for foreign coal ship crew members arriving in Australia

Published a story 15th May 2020 2:07 PM

Boyd Jackson and Andrea Fabian spend half the year sailing the coast and their next stop is the Whitsundays.

‘It comes down to choice’: Couple’s dream lifestyle

Boyd Jackson and Andrea Fabian spend half the year sailing the coast and their next stop is the Whitsundays.

Published a story 14th May 2020 6:27 PM

The teen entrepreneur had 11 customers and $5000 in cash stashed away from his ‘prolific’ business.

Schoolboy’s entrepreneurial venture lands him in court

The teen entrepreneur had 11 customers and $5000 in cash stashed away from his ‘prolific’ business.

Published a story 14th May 2020 6:20 PM

It is alleged a man threatened to upload videos of his ex having sex with a dog. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Shocking claims of animal sex, lies and videotape

It is alleged a man threatened to upload videos of his ex having sex with a dog. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

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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.