NRL player Steve Michaels to stand trial on 10 charges of supplying cocaine during 2014 season

NRL player Steve Michaels to stand trial on 10 charges of supplying cocaine during 2014 season

Updated May 10, 2018 10:48:14 Former Gold Coast Titans and Brisbane Broncos player Steve Michaels has been committed to stand trial over a cocaine scandal that rocked the NRL, after he allegedly dealt cocaine to himself and others at various Gold Coast suburbs, a court has heard. The 31-year-old was …

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Teacher faces court over charges of indecently dealing with students at Palmerston school

Posted May 09, 2018 17:31:19 Photo: The court heard the man had been spoken to about his conduct around students (ABC News: Tristan Hooft) A teacher accused of indecent dealings with four girls at a Palmerston school considered himself “bulletproof” and “exploited his status” to developed inappropriate relationships with his …

Horse trainers, stablehands found guilty of doping-related charges in Aquanita racing scandal

Horse trainers, stablehands found guilty of doping-related charges in Aquanita racing scandal

Updated May 08, 2018 11:26:42 Five horse trainers and three stablehands have been found guilty of doping-related offences by Victoria’s Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board, after an investigation into one of the biggest horseracing scandals in Australian history. Trainers Stuart Webb, Tony Vasil, Trent Pennuto and Liam Birchley, and stablehand …

Mother denied bail over child-stealing charges

Mother denied bail over child-stealing charges

Updated May 07, 2018 12:12:12 Photo: The mother’s lawyer said his client would apply for bail in the Supreme Court. (Supplied) A mother accused of stealing her two children who disappeared from Townsville four years ago has been denied bail after appearing in the Brisbane Magistrates Court. The 45-year-old was …

Indian girl burnt alive after parents file rape charges

Indian girl burnt alive after parents file rape charges

Posted May 06, 2018 04:54:24 Photo: Anger over constant reports of the rape of women and children in India has reached boiling point. (AP: Altaf Qadri) Indian police have arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women …

Transport Canberra and City Services project manager faces court on bribery charges

Transport Canberra and City Services project manager faces court on bribery charges

Updated May 03, 2018 14:28:06 Photo: After allegedly requesting a $100,000 bribe, the public servant asked for a character reference. (ABC News: Jake Evans, file photo) An ACT Government employee allegedly requested a $100,000 bribe from a construction contractor before asking for a written character reference from the same man …

Ipswich council and others can expect to face more charges, CCC chairman says

Ipswich council and others can expect to face more charges, CCC chairman says

Updated May 04, 2018 17:46:15 Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) chairman Alan MacSporran says more charges are likely to be laid as part of investigations into councils in Ipswich and elsewhere. He was speaking outside State Parliament after the Queensland Government demanded Ipswich councillors show cause why they should …

Ipswich Council to be sacked as Mayor stands down amid fraud charges

Ipswich Council to be sacked as Mayor stands down amid fraud charges

Updated May 03, 2018 10:49:39 Related Story: Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli charged with fraud The entire Ipswich City Council, west of Brisbane, will be sacked and administrators appointed, the Local Government Minister has announced. The announcement came hours after Mayor Andrew Antoniolli said he was standing down, a day after …

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli stands down amid fraud charges

Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli stands down amid fraud charges

Updated May 03, 2018 09:21:35 Ipswich Mayor Andrew Antoniolli is standing down a day after being charged with fraud by Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission. He is facing seven counts of fraud for allegedly using council money to purchase auction items from charitable organisations over the past six years. More …

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson drugs charges shock former Essendon and Geelong players

Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson drugs charges shock former Essendon and Geelong players

Updated May 02, 2018 13:34:10 Related Story: Ex-AFL coach ‘Bomber’ Thompson charged with drug trafficking The AFL world has reacted with shock to former AFL champion and premiership-winning coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson being charged with drug trafficking and possession. The 54-year-old was arrested and charged on Tuesday almost five months …