Entries by Louise Donnelly

Police whistleblower Rick Flori back in court today

Alleged Queensland police whistleblower Rick Flori is due back in court today for a pre-trial hearing over his misconduct charge. Flori has been charged with two counts of misconduct in public office for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of a violent arrest to the media. The police sergeant has been committed to stand trial on the […]

Minister Mark Bailey stood down over suspicious corrupt conduct

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has stood down minister Mark Bailey after the state’s corruption watchdog found he may have engaged in corrupt conduct. The Crime and Corruption Commission investigated Mr Bailey’s use of a private email account and found while it was not corrupt, there was “sufficient evidence to raise a reasonable suspicion of corrupt […]

Mick Fanning escapes shark attack in South Africa

Champion surfer Mick Fanning and Gabriel Medina have been pulled from the surf after a shark scare, exactly two years since Fanning’s close call at the same event in South Africa. Fanning was in the water at the J-Bay Open when he was rushed away on emergency jet skis after a great white shark was […]

Grave fears for missing Melbourne woman in Canada

There are fears for a Melbourne woman and her Canadian boyfriend who’ve been missing for almost two weeks after hiking in rugged terrain in British Columbia, in Canada’s west. 34-year-old Sophie Dowsley, and 44-year-old Greg Tiffin, left for a day trip to Statlu Lake, west of Vancouver on Saturday July 8 and haven’t been seen […]

Jarrod Harbrow loses licence for drink-driving

UPDATE @ 11.30am: Gold Coast AFL player Jarrod Harbrow has lost his licence for four months after being charged with drink driving. The 28-year-old appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Wednesday, where he was also fined $700. Harbrow was arrested after allegedly recording a blood alcohol reading of 0.108 when he was pulled over at 8.00am […]