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Case dropped against Queensland truckie accused of amusement ride death

Case dropped against Queensland truckie accused of amusement ride death

Christopher Paul Hennessy was discharged from his Brisbane Supreme Court trial over the May 2016 death of Aldo Casasola, who was crushed in his car.

  • by Warren Barnsley

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Alleged rape victim may be regretting 'bad decisions': Hanna's lawyer

Alleged rape victim may be regretting 'bad decisions': Hanna's lawyer

Former Queensland union boss Dave Hanna showed a drunk woman "no mercy" when he allegedly raped her after taking her home from a bar, prosecutors say.

  • by Warren Barnsley
Attempt to block women from Brisbane club thrown out of court
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Attempt to block women from Brisbane club thrown out of court

A legal challenge to the historic decision to allow women to join Tattersall's has been dismissed.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
Queensland mum admits killing toddler Mason Lee
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Queensland mum admits killing toddler Mason Lee

The slain Queensland toddler's mother has been sentenced to nine years' jail but she could be paroled as early as July.

  • by Warren Barnsley
'No I did not': Former Queensland union boss takes stand to deny rape
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'No I did not': Former Queensland union boss takes stand to deny rape

Under cross-examination at his rape trial on Wednesday, the 54-year-old was asked if he had forced himself onto the woman, to which he said: "No I did not."

  • by Sonia Kohlbacher
Clive Palmer ordered to pay legal costs after failure to have charges dropped
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Clive Palmer ordered to pay legal costs after failure to have charges dropped

Former federal politician Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay the legal costs following a failed attempt to have ASIC charges against him thrown out.

  • by Felicity Caldwell
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Ex-union boss took photos, videos of alleged rape victim without consent: court

Ex-union boss took photos, videos of alleged rape victim without consent: court

Former union supremo Dave Hanna took his alleged rape victim home from a Brisbane bar because "he wanted to do the right thing by her", a court has heard.

  • by Warren Barnsley
Barrister Sam Di Carlo faces corruption trial

Barrister Sam Di Carlo faces corruption trial

Di Carlo allegedly offered Paul Pisasale a percentage of profits in return for the now former mayor's support for a development south of Ipswich.

  • by Robyn Wuth
Inmate faces more time for 'disgusting' behaviour in Brisbane women's prison
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Inmate faces more time for 'disgusting' behaviour in Brisbane women's prison

A prisoner who spends much of her time restrained and in isolation will spend at least another six months in jail for spitting on corrective services officers.

  • by Warren Barnsley
Truckie's manslaughter trial over amusement ride death to start

Truckie's manslaughter trial over amusement ride death to start

He was allegedly transporting the "Hurricane" back to its holding yard in May 2016 when a restraint failed and the stabilising arm hit a Commodore.

  • by Shae McDonald
Career over for lawyer who defended Daniel Morcombe's killer

Career over for lawyer who defended Daniel Morcombe's killer

Tim Meehan, who defended Daniel Morcombe's killer, has been struck off the Queensland roll of solicitors accused of profound and protracted dishonesty.

  • by Robyn Wuth