Entries by Rachel Junge

Child Safety Minister had ‘no knowledge’ of staffer’s seedy history

Queensland’s Child Safety Minister has faced the music, in the wake of revelations: a former assistant was a history of accessing child pornography. Sharon Fentiman said she had “no knowledge” of the man’s conviction until alerted by the clerk of the parliament in late October as Queensland Parliament does not conduct criminal checks. Hayden Schofield was handed […]

Bodyguard of notorious Sydney underworld figure shot in the back

Detectives are canvassing a part of western Sydney, after the bodyguard for Kings Cross nightclub identity John Ibrahim was shot in the back. Semi “Tongan Sam” Ngata was hit while at the Merrylands home of Ibrahim’s mother, around 10.45pm on Friday. The 59-year-old was treated at the Price Street home before being taken to Westmead Hospital in […]

Gunshot victim found in Logan hotel carpark

An investigation has been launched, after a man was found with gunshot wounds to his stomach and legs in a car park north-west of Beenleigh. Police say the man drove himself to Fitzy’s Tavern, on Albert Street in Waterford West, around 5.50pm on Friday. “(He) sought assistance for a number of gunshot wounds to his lower body,” Police […]

Tennis champ Jelena Dokic suffered years of brutal abuse by her father

It was no secret to anyone watching the rise of Australian tennis player Jelena Dokic that her father and coach, Damir, had a temper and was a tough task master. But, only now has the full extent of his severe and brutal mentoring come to light. Jelena, now aged 34, has penned an autobiography documenting the […]

Thousands of Gold Coast families to greatly benefit from child care changes

Around 23-thousand Gold Coast families are set to benefit the most from the Federal Government’s new child care subsidies. Three local electorates have been included in a list of the suburbs where parents will pocket the biggest savings from the measures, to be introduced on July 2 2018. The regions are Forde (Ormeau Hills, Upper […]