June 2015

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 7:10 PM

A SUNSHINE Coast man has pleaded guilty to raping another man ahead of what was meant to be the start of his four-day trial.

Sunshine Coast man pleads guilty to raping another man

A SUNSHINE Coast man has pleaded guilty to raping another man ahead of what was meant to be the start of his four-day trial.

Published a story 29th Jun 2015 5:24 PM

A YACHTSMAN has denied raping a young Sunshine Coast woman during the 1980s after he used the promise of work to lure her aboard his vessel.

Yachtsman denies raping hired help

A YACHTSMAN has denied raping a young Sunshine Coast woman during the 1980s after he used the promise of work to lure her aboard his vessel.

Published a story 26th Jun 2015 6:57 AM

PATIENTS at rural hospitals say they do not know how to provide feedback or make a complaint about the care they received.

POLL: Local hospitals want your feedback

PATIENTS at rural hospitals say they do not know how to provide feedback or make a complaint about the care they received.

Published a story 23rd Jun 2015 5:23 PM

OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has won $1.1 billion for regional roads in return for his support for government’s plan to increase fuel excise.

Roads to Recovery gets $1.1b boost with fuel excise increase

OPPOSITION Leader Bill Shorten has won $1.1 billion for regional roads in return for his support for government’s plan to increase fuel excise.

Published a story 23rd Jun 2015 4:56 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed plans to introduce legislation to strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals who engage in terrorism.

LNP endorse terror citizenship laws

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed plans to introduce legislation to strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals who engage in terrorism.

Published a story 23rd Jun 2015 1:56 PM

FORMER PM Kevin Rudd has all but confirmed he was behind the leak that revealed details of a deal he struck with Julia Gillard to hand over the leadership.

Rudd admits 2010 leadership leak 'possibly' his own doing

FORMER PM Kevin Rudd has all but confirmed he was behind the leak that revealed details of a deal he struck with Julia Gillard to hand over the leadership.

Published a story 23rd Jun 2015 1:21 PM

IT JUST got a little harder to download television shows, movies or music after the government’s anti-piracy legislation passed through the Senate.

Anti-piracy laws pass the senate, but don't include VPNs

IT JUST got a little harder to download television shows, movies or music after the government’s anti-piracy legislation passed through the Senate.

Published a story 22nd Jun 2015 3:17 PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has announced a memorial service will be held next month to mark the first anniversary of the downing of MH17.

Memorial service announced for MH17 victims

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has announced a memorial service will be held next month to mark the first anniversary of the downing of MH17.

Published a story 19th Jun 2015 4:33 PM

A GYMPIE man who threatened to slit his former partner’s throat and burn her house down has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Gympie man jailed for threatening to kill former partner

A GYMPIE man who threatened to slit his former partner’s throat and burn her house down has been sentenced to 18 months behind bars.

Published a story 18th Jun 2015 4:12 PM

THE Federal Government has outlined its multi-billion dollar vision for northern Australia in its bid to turn the region into an economic powerhouse.

'Ambitious' plan to tap into northern Australia's potential

THE Federal Government has outlined its multi-billion dollar vision for northern Australia in its bid to turn the region into an economic powerhouse.

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I was born in New South Wales and was educated at Sydney's prestigious Scots College. I have worked both in Australia and United Kingdom for some of the largest newspaper in the two respective countries. I joined APN as a senior reporter at The Chronicle in Toowoomba in 2010. The following year I was named APN's Daily Reporter of the Year for my coverage of the 2011 Toowoomba and Lockyer Valley flood disaster. I currently work at the APN Newsdesk in Brisbane where I cover state politics and court for APN's suite of daily and weekly newspapers.