Inquest

Inquest to consider day care baby monitors

A coronial inquest into the death of a five month old infant will hear expert opinion about whether electronic baby monitors should be mandated in day care facilities.

Conditions worried surf official: Matt Barclay inquest

Killed lifesaver Matthew Barclay

A surf life saving official on duty when a teenage competitor died at the Gold Coast national titles says he raised concerns about rough conditions before the race.

Coronial inquest to examine Slacks Creek house fire that killed 11 people

A coronial inquest into Australia's worst house fire will consider whether all properties should have smoke alarms fitted when sold.

Slacks Creek house fire inquest: alarm disabled years before deadly blaze

Tau Taufa lost 11 members of his family in the Slacks Creek house fire.

A Brisbane man who lost 11 family members in Australia's worst house fire has told how a fire alarm was turned off at his home because it was too noisy.

Gold Coast surf comp should have been delayed: inquest

Killed lifesaver Matthew Barclay

A Workplace Health and Safety inspector says a surf lifesaving race that claimed the life of a teenage competitor should have been postponed.

Inquest: Missing woman 'regularly hitchhiked'

Murder mystery: A man's lack of a digital footprint has hampered the investigation into his murder.

Cleo Fraser A mother-of-five who vanished in far north Queensland in 2005 would regularly hitchhike, an inquest into her disappearance has heard.

Inquest hears how Elliot Coulson jumped to his death

Elliot Coulson

A police officer tried to grab a murder suspect's arm as he leapt from a Gold Coast high rise, an inquest has been told.

Electrocuted teen wasn't trained: inquest

A teenager who was electrocuted while installing insulation under a government scheme wasn't given any training or protective gear, a Brisbane court has been told.

Nurses inquest: witness grilled over blood on car

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Marissa Calligeros Desmond Roy Hilton once admitted to cleaning blood from the back seat of a car belonging to the men suspected of killing Sydney nurses Lorraine Wilson and Wendy Evans.

Man confessed to killing nurses, witness tells inquest

Marissa Calligeros Walter Laurie was 10 years old when he travelled with his parents to a paddock in Murphys Creek, west of Brisbane.

Mother calls for inquest into daughter's death

Lauren Howarth before she met Alex O'Sachy.

Marissa Calligeros A mother has called for a coroner's inquest into the death of her daughter whose drug-dealing boyfriend has been linked to the deaths of two teenagers.

Decision to cancel surf championships a minute too late: inquest

Saxon Bird.

Amelia Bentley A decision to call off the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships held in rough sea conditions on the Gold Coast last year was to be made a minute after a young competitor was killed by a wayward...

Morcombes 'quietly confident' for inquest

Daniel Morcombe.

Christine Flatley An inquest into 2003 disappearance and suspected abduction of Sunshine Coast teenager is set to begin on Monday.

Dive operator John Heuvel blasted by coroner

SPECIAL 00013440 pic davetease.  news.  story danielle woolage..  5 5 Year old Henry Whyte and his dad Chris, enjoying a spot of learner snorkelling at Bushrangers Bay Bass Point, today.

Cameron Atfield A Queensland coroner has been scathing of a far north Queensland diving operator in her findings into the death of a Chinese tourist in 2010, saying he poses a “possible danger to public...

Survivors recall Australia's worst house fire

Tau Taufa who lost 11 members of his family in the Slacks Creek house fire.

Jamie McKinnell The survivors of Australia's worst house fire hope an inquest into the deaths of their 11 family members will prevent similar tragedies.

Deadly Slacks Creek house fire likely began downstairs

Eleven people died in the Slacks Creek house fire.

A scientific policeman who investigated Australia's worst house fire believes the blaze began in a downstairs study.

Thomas Andrew Olive's death: No one to blame, says coroner

Medical staff missed opportunities to diagnose Thomas Andrew Olive a with the rare genetic disorder that eventually claimed his life.

Cameron Atfield A Queensland coroner has found there were “missed opportunities” to diagnose a toddler with a rare genetic disorder prior to his 2010 death on the Sunshine Coast.

Alarm could have saved 11 dead in Slacks Creek blaze

Family and friends remember those who perished in the Slacks Creek fire.

A senior Queensland Fire and Rescue Service officer says the 11 victims of Australia's worst domestic house fire would have had time to evacuate if the home's smoke alarm was working.

Boy turns 12 after losing family in horror crash

Two children, Joan and Ryan, who died in a car crash on the Sunshine Coast along with their mother Keisha Ann Jackson

Kristian Silva The only survivor of a Sunshine Coast crash that claimed four lives has turned 12.

Heart attack victim died after police arrest: court

The founder and managing director of The Strata Agency has been charged and pleaded guilty to misappropriating in excess of $1 million of trust fund monies.

A coroner is investigating the case of a Queensland man who suffered a fatal heart attack after he was manhandled by police while waiting to vote.