Mackay

Teen charged over Mackay rape

Charges

Kristian Silva Police have charged a 17-year-old old with the alleged rape of an elderly woman in Mackay, who was reportedly attacked in the front yard of her property.

Police hunt sex attacker near Mackay

Qld police

Kristian Silva Police have released security footage of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman near Mackay last week.

Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Mackay

Kristian Silva An elderly woman was sexually assaulted in the front yard of a Mackay property in a brazen attack on Monday evening, police say.

Mad Monday pranks during PM's Mackay visit result in fines

Kim Waters Two rugby league players have pleaded guilty to charges resulting from Mad Monday "show-off" antics that made international headlines during Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's visit to a central Queensland...

Man in court after homes shot in Mackay

Scenes of crime officers collect evidence at a Mackay house. Photo Tony Martin / Daily Mercury

A man is expected to appear in Mackay Magistrates Court on Thursday morning over multiple firearm and other offences in relation to the shootings.

Mackay dog attack: Boy, 3, critical

Kim Stephens and Marissa Calligeros A three-year-old Queensland is in a critical condition after being mauled by the family dog at the weekend.

Mackay stabbing: social media rumours wasting police time

Mackay woman Shandee Blackburn died early Saturday morning.

Bridie Jabour Online "rumours and innuendo" are wasting the resources of police officers desperately trying to solve the violent killing of a young Queensland woman.

Spruce the goose? Oh no, the Bruce

Campbell Newman's brand has been tarnished since he became premier.

Amy Remeikis More delays guaranteed as the Bruce Highway “spruce” continues.

Stoned teen sent picture of penis to 12-year-old girl

Ross Irby A prank while stoned on cannabis backfired when a teenager's undisclosed mobile phone number was tracked by police after the girl's irate father complained.

Queensland to remain as one

Campbell Newman at the LNP party annual state convention.

Amy Remeikis Errr, no. Premier Campbell Newman has ruled out supporting splitting Queensland, a la Palmer policy, as he doesn’t believe Queenslanders want it.

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Campbell Newman calls on Adani to employ 'Queenslanders first'

Queensland premier Campbell Newman is urging Adani to prioritise Queensland workers.

Amy Remeikis Premier Campbell Newman has called for a "Queenslanders first'' employment policy on a rail project that will provide a link between a major coal mine and a port.

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Pizza shop bans delivery to north Queensland street

No pizza for you

A pizza outlet has banned deliveries to homes in a north Queensland street because the shop's owners fear for the safety of young delivery staff.

Policeman punched in face during roadside attack

Kristian Silva A police officer in central Queensland needed treatment in hospital after he was allegedly punched in the face during a road rage attack.

Queensland man 'murdered' over drug debt: court

Justice

A central Queensland man who vanished more than two years ago may have been killed over a $30,000 drug debt, a court has heard.

Australian honeymoon nearly turns to disaster for Chinese couple

Peng Linling and Che Yu on their wedding day.

Kristian Silva Peng Linling didn’t think she’d spend a large part of her dream Australian honeymoon in hospital, but if it wasn’t for the efforts of aerial paramedics it’s likely her fate...

Skin cancer rates highest in state's south

Southern Queenslanders have a higher rate of melanoma diagnosis.

Kim Stephens Southern Queenslanders lead the state in diagnoses of the deadly skin cancer melanoma, new figures from Cancer Council Queensland show.

Carbon tax price reductions not our problem: McArdle

Energy Minister Mark McArdle says the repeal of the carbon tax will be good for Queenslanders.

Amy Remeikis Queensland Energy Minister Mark McArdle has celebrated the demise of the carbon tax as he fronted budget estimates hearings.

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Queensland needs 100 new schools: Planning Commission

The Schools Planning Commission has mapped the hotspots in need of new schools over the next 20 years.

Amy Remeikis The Schools Planning Commission has determined more than 100 new schools will probably be needed across the state in the next 20 years - and it is already failing to take into account about 38,000...

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SOS helps rescuers find woman after fall from coconut tree

The SOS message, seen from the air.

Kristian Silva A giant SOS sketched on a beach has helped rescuers find a woman who was injured after falling out of a coconut tree on a private island near Mackay.

Estimates hearings a comical farce

Queensland Parliament.

Amy Remeikis Don't blame it on the government. Don't blame it on the opposition. Don't blame it on the questioning. Blame it on estimates.

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