Entries by Rachel Junge

Horrific rates of child sexual abuse and prostitution uncovered in Queensland

“DEEPLY shocking” and “disturbing” is how the Queensland Treasurer has described a report on sexual abuse in the state’s far north. Researchers have uncovered an alarming rate of youth sexual abuse and prostitution involving indigenous children in three West Cairns suburbs and the Indigenous community of Aurukun. The report, carried out over a 12-year period […]

Domestic violence-related attack in Logan carpark

A MAN is preparing to face court, while a pregnant woman is being treated in hospital following an alleged brutal attack in Logan. Around 11.45am on Friday the woman, 23, was walking to her car near a health facility in Loganlea when a man known to her approached and they began fighting. Police say the man […]

America’s most powerful turn out to farewell Nancy Reagan

POLITICAL heavyweights Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and George W Bush have joined Hollywood elite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Anjelica Huston, and Mr T to bid farewell to former actress and first lady Nancy Reagan. Nearly 1000 guests gathered for the memorial tribute to the wife of former President Ronald Reagan. Nancy passed away at the age of 94 earlier in […]

Women attacked outside Sydney fast food outlet

SIX women have been left injured and shaken, after being attacked by a man in Sydney. The group was outside Hungry Jack’s on George Street just after midnight when they were assaulted. A 69-year-old man who came to help them was also assaulted and suffered a swollen face. Some of the women needed hospital treatment for […]

Man wearing balaclava and beanie robs Southport servo

A BALACLAVA-clad bandit is on the run after holding up a Southport service station. He was also wearing a beanie and sunglasses when he threatened a male worker with a knife around 6.08pm on Friday. He took cash before running out of the Johnston Street fuel station in a westerly direction. The male attendant was not […]