July 2020

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 3:55 PM

A P-Plater is charged with committing 10 speeding offences over a period of four days

Magistrate deems accused driver ‘unacceptable risk’

A P-Plater is charged with committing 10 speeding offences over a period of four days

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 3:07 PM

An Ipswich magistrate has told a man that he must address his ‘addiction issues’ after he was found to be under the influence of marijuana at the time of a serious crash

Drug driver truckie’s son suffers broken leg in head-on

An Ipswich magistrate has told a man that he must address his ‘addiction issues’ after he was found to be under the influence of marijuana at the time of a serious crash

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 2:14 PM

An Ipswich magistrate has been told a man was angered by messages exchanged between his partner and another woman

Punch and go: Texts prompt pub bashing

An Ipswich magistrate has been told a man was angered by messages exchanged between his partner and another woman

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 12:51 PM

Magistrate condemns actions of woman who punched 62-year-old victim in the face in a suburban car park.

Woman ‘terrified’ after car park road rage assault

Magistrate condemns actions of woman who punched 62-year-old victim in the face in a suburban car park.

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 8:21 AM

Longstanding drug problems and unemployment were linked to a woman’s efforts to make a pile of dodgy $100 and $50 notes

‘Money maker’ had $4000 in fake currency

Longstanding drug problems and unemployment were linked to a woman’s efforts to make a pile of dodgy $100 and $50 notes

Published a story 2nd Jul 2020 1:37 PM

A magistrate has heard how a man slapped a woman across the face after she criticised him for resting his feet on a bench

Pokie player says he slapped woman over racist slur

A magistrate has heard how a man slapped a woman across the face after she criticised him for resting his feet on a bench

Published a story 2nd Jul 2020 6:52 AM

A magistrate has given a man a suspended jail term after he refused to give police access to his mobile phones during a search

Access denied: Police will ‘never know’ contents of phones

A magistrate has given a man a suspended jail term after he refused to give police access to his mobile phones during a search

Published a story 1st Jul 2020 3:14 PM

Police allege a baby boy was allegedly shaken so violently by his mother’s boyfriend he is likely to have sustained permanent brain damage, a court has heard.

Baby left with ‘brain injury’ after man allegedly shook him

Police allege a baby boy was allegedly shaken so violently by his mother’s boyfriend he is likely to have sustained permanent brain damage, a court has heard.

Published a story 1st Jul 2020 12:42 PM

An Ipswich court has heard how a young dad panicked before giving police a false name, after they pulled him over for disqualified driving

Truck driver dad risked licence for takeaway run

An Ipswich court has heard how a young dad panicked before giving police a false name, after they pulled him over for disqualified driving

Published a story 1st Jul 2020 10:51 AM

A south-east Queensland rapper, model and actor who was an extra on the TV show Neighbours, has pleaded guilty to a load of waste dumping offences.

Rapping actor confesses to illegal dumping

A south-east Queensland rapper, model and actor who was an extra on the TV show Neighbours, has pleaded guilty to a load of waste dumping offences.

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Reporter Ross Irby has wander-lust mixed with a sense of adventure, spending way too many years roaming about Australia, its back roads and off-shore foreign lands. Enjoys a yarn, story telling and tales, along with curiosity to find out about the lives and (mis)adventures of others. An off-beat sense of humour, not taking it all too seriously, along with big doses of flexibility/adaptability whatever the situation is the best way to go. You have to have the life experiences to have empathy with others.