June 2021

Published a story 14th Jun 2021 4:14 PM

A man convicted of 18 offences ranging from drugs to weapons has been spared time behind bars after the court heard of his personal struggles with injury and the disappearance of his wife.

Single dad’s drug battle after wife reported missing

A man convicted of 18 offences ranging from drugs to weapons has been spared time behind bars after the court heard of his personal struggles with injury and the disappearance of his wife.

Published a story 13th Jun 2021 3:37 PM

The 23-year-old had never held a driver’s licence when his Mazda 3 collided with a parked car. He panicked when he saw police.

Young dad crashed after fleeing from cops with kids in car

The 23-year-old had never held a driver’s licence when his Mazda 3 collided with a parked car. He panicked when he saw police.

Published a story 13th Jun 2021 3:21 PM

Gas and pepper spray had to be used to quell a riot at a major southeast Queensland jail that resulted in $53,000 worth of damage being caused.

Pork for lunch and a ‘dog c**t’ spray: Inside $53k jail riot

Gas and pepper spray had to be used to quell a riot at a major southeast Queensland jail that resulted in $53,000 worth of damage being caused.

Published a story 11th Jun 2021 4:11 PM

An award-winning Ipswich businessman will spend six months behind bars after committing fraud when his company was plunged into liquidation owing more than $1 million.

Crane truck hire director jailed for $237k fraud

An award-winning Ipswich businessman will spend six months behind bars after committing fraud when his company was plunged into liquidation owing more than $1 million.

Published a story 11th Jun 2021 10:34 AM

Three men paid the price after going into a fight to back up a mate who had a beef with his ex-girlfriend’s new partner.

‘This is not Summer Bay’: Assault trio’s reality check

Three men paid the price after going into a fight to back up a mate who had a beef with his ex-girlfriend’s new partner.

Published a story 10th Jun 2021 4:04 PM

A court has heard a company owed $1.1 million in tax, and between $300,000 and $400,000 in employee entitlements when it failed.

Sisters questioned over crane truck hire demise

A court has heard a company owed $1.1 million in tax, and between $300,000 and $400,000 in employee entitlements when it failed.

Published a story 10th Jun 2021 9:45 AM

Two people charged in relation to an alleged attack on a woman at Goodna have been remanded in custody.

Women accused in alleged kidnapping, torture ordeal

Two people charged in relation to an alleged attack on a woman at Goodna have been remanded in custody.

Published a story 10th Jun 2021 8:36 AM

One of the city’s biggest employers was charged following an incident that left several workers with serious burns.

No case to answer: Meatworks cleared over explosion

One of the city’s biggest employers was charged following an incident that left several workers with serious burns.

Published a story 9th Jun 2021 3:32 PM

A former Ipswich City Council officer has spoken of how his reputation was tarnished after being charged with misconduct in public office.

‘Should never have been charged’: Former officers not guilty

A former Ipswich City Council officer has spoken of how his reputation was tarnished after being charged with misconduct in public office.

Published a story 8th Jun 2021 8:10 PM

A jury has been shown the alleged movement of money from the bank accounts of a business that was going bust, as its director faces trial.

Director allegedly withdrew $237,000 from dying business

A jury has been shown the alleged movement of money from the bank accounts of a business that was going bust, as its director faces trial.

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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.