December 2016

Published a story 1st Dec 2016 7:25 AM

IF you want to experience the pure heat of the start of Queensland's scorching weather, you can't go past Birdsville.

Heatwave to continue for days as temps top 40 in some areas

IF you want to experience the pure heat of the start of Queensland's scorching weather, you can't go past Birdsville.

November 2016

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 8:30 AM

DREAMWORLD is to reopen with a "charity weekend" less than two months after four people were killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

Dreamworld to reopen less than two months after deaths

DREAMWORLD is to reopen with a "charity weekend" less than two months after four people were killed on the Thunder River Rapids ride.

Published a story 30th Nov 2016 5:53 AM

NEW laws tackling organised crime will replace the former LNP Government’s anti-bikie laws, after Labor was able to swing the support of crossbenchers.

Anti-organised crime laws pass, make VLAD obsolete

NEW laws tackling organised crime will replace the former LNP Government’s anti-bikie laws, after Labor was able to swing the support of crossbenchers.

Published a story 29th Nov 2016 12:58 PM

A HOMEOPATHIC teething remedy linked to a spate of deaths in the United States has been investigated by the Australian medicine regulator.

Baby teething remedies cleared after link to deaths in US

A HOMEOPATHIC teething remedy linked to a spate of deaths in the United States has been investigated by the Australian medicine regulator.

Published a story 29th Nov 2016 10:39 AM

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to refuse parole to convicted killers if they do not reveal the location of their victim's remains has been slammed as ineffective

Tim Nicholls: No body, no parole laws about the victims

A CONTROVERSIAL plan to refuse parole to convicted killers if they do not reveal the location of their victim's remains has been slammed as ineffective

Published a story 28th Nov 2016 9:49 AM

QUEENSLAND killers who refuse to help authorities find where they have dumped their victim's body will have no chance of parole under a controversial new plan

No body no parole? Morcombes' support for hard-line law

QUEENSLAND killers who refuse to help authorities find where they have dumped their victim's body will have no chance of parole under a controversial new plan

Published a story 25th Nov 2016 5:58 AM

YOUNG people through regional Queensland are battling to find work, as the state government prepares to throw $20,000 per job at employers.

$20,000 if you can give someone a job in regional Qld

YOUNG people through regional Queensland are battling to find work, as the state government prepares to throw $20,000 per job at employers.

Published a story 24th Nov 2016 7:51 AM

His wife rushed in to wake him, and dressed in only his "jocks", he first tried to stop a driver from leaving the scene then later chased him down in his car.

Aussie legend "in his jocks" helps police catch driver

His wife rushed in to wake him, and dressed in only his "jocks", he first tried to stop a driver from leaving the scene then later chased him down in his car.

Voted in a poll 17th Nov 2016 8:45 AM

Published a story 17th Nov 2016 8:11 AM

FOR the most prolific internet users, the National Broadband Network was the great wired hope.

NBN: Low speeds, drop-out complaints double in one year

FOR the most prolific internet users, the National Broadband Network was the great wired hope.

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Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media’s Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and breaking news. Owen has also specialised in resources reporting, which included a successful campaign to fight 100% fly-in, fly-out mining in rural Queensland towns.