February 2015

Published a story 27th Feb 2015 9:36 AM

PARLIAMENTARY kingmaker Peter Wellington has been nominated as Queensland speaker.

Coast kingmaker Peter Wellington nominated as Speaker

PARLIAMENTARY kingmaker Peter Wellington has been nominated as Queensland speaker.

Published a story 26th Feb 2015 6:49 AM

THE mining construction boom’s end is forcing unemployed Gladstone workers to live off their credit cards.

Workers live on credit as construction boom ends

THE mining construction boom’s end is forcing unemployed Gladstone workers to live off their credit cards.

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 8:25 PM

INSOLVENCY nearly halved in Coffs Harbour in the final quarter of 2014, new figures have shown.

Local businesses have learnt hard lessons

INSOLVENCY nearly halved in Coffs Harbour in the final quarter of 2014, new figures have shown.

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 7:19 PM

THREE Rockhampton prisoners who bashed and murdered a fellow inmate in 1999 have failed in their attempt to have their convictions overturned.

Prisoners who murdered inmate have appeal dismissed

THREE Rockhampton prisoners who bashed and murdered a fellow inmate in 1999 have failed in their attempt to have their convictions overturned.

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 6:48 PM

THE man an Ipswich lawyer is suing for comparing him to the bumbling lawyer from comedy film The Castle – claims it was a “favourable comparison”

Man says Dennis Denuto comparison 'favourable'

THE man an Ipswich lawyer is suing for comparing him to the bumbling lawyer from comedy film The Castle – claims it was a “favourable comparison”

Published a story 20th Feb 2015 6:38 PM

THE Ipswich man who killed Gladstone teen Brandon Matthews in a 2012 street fight has lost his attempt to have his life sentence overturned.

Murderer loses his appeal to have life sentence overturned

THE Ipswich man who killed Gladstone teen Brandon Matthews in a 2012 street fight has lost his attempt to have his life sentence overturned.

Published a story 19th Feb 2015 3:42 PM

FIVE protective squad trucks, an armoured BearCat vehicle and PolAir helicopter patrolled the courts until the trial of two men was adjourned.

Riot police patrol court during trial

FIVE protective squad trucks, an armoured BearCat vehicle and PolAir helicopter patrolled the courts until the trial of two men was adjourned.

Published a story 19th Feb 2015 3:03 PM

FAMILY and friends have said goodbye to Courtney Topic – the 22-year-old who police shot outside a western Sydney Hungry Jacks last week.

Farewell to woman shot by police outside Hungry Jacks

FAMILY and friends have said goodbye to Courtney Topic – the 22-year-old who police shot outside a western Sydney Hungry Jacks last week.

Published a story 19th Feb 2015 2:37 PM

THE NSW Business Chamber believes regional tourism must be a major election focus – and says electricity privatisation could help.

Regional tourism and electricity should be election focus

THE NSW Business Chamber believes regional tourism must be a major election focus – and says electricity privatisation could help.

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Geoff has been working for the QT since August 2011 covering Ipswich’s rural areas. He started working for APN in January 2010 with the Chinchilla News in western Queensland after growing up on a grain farm. Geoff spends his time out of work watching far too much sport following the Reds, the Broncos and various American teams.