August 2020

Published a story 7th Aug 2020 4:17 PM

A father of two who has previously been jailed for arson is set to be locked up again after for lighting vegetation during the last horror fire season.

‘He must go to jail’: Man lit blazes at height of bushfires

A father of two who has previously been jailed for arson is set to be locked up again after for lighting vegetation during the last horror fire season.

Published a story 6th Aug 2020 6:52 PM

Neighbours have relived the terrifying moments heavily armed police with sniffer dogs raided a house north of Brisbane. SEE THE PICTURES

‘There’s a guy with a gun in the back yard’

Neighbours have relived the terrifying moments heavily armed police with sniffer dogs raided a house north of Brisbane. SEE THE PICTURES

July 2020

Published a story 20th Jul 2020 4:19 PM

A third hearing for a Brisbane woman disputing an intoxicated driving charge has been scheduled after she turned up to an earlier hearing drunk.

Alleged drink-driver fronts court ‘drunk’

A third hearing for a Brisbane woman disputing an intoxicated driving charge has been scheduled after she turned up to an earlier hearing drunk.

Published a story 3rd Jul 2020 10:13 AM

A man facing dozens of charges is set to appear in five courts on six different dates, prompting a magistrate to say she’s never seen a situation like it.

One man is facing five courts in six days

A man facing dozens of charges is set to appear in five courts on six different dates, prompting a magistrate to say she’s never seen a situation like it.

Published a story 1st Jul 2020 2:46 PM

An award-winning brewery will be shutting its doors this month with the owners stating the coronavirus pandemic shut down has proved too difficult to manage.

Last drinks for popular top brewery

An award-winning brewery will be shutting its doors this month with the owners stating the coronavirus pandemic shut down has proved too difficult to manage.

June 2020

Published a story 3rd Jun 2020 5:20 AM

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

Faces of Qld’s horror road toll… here are their stories

More people have died on Queensland roads in the first five months of 2020 than in the same period in 2019. These are some of their stories.

April 2020

Published a story 14th Apr 2020 8:29 AM

Junior doctors across Queensland face being moved to frontline COVID-19 care and having their long-term career goals up in the air.

Doctor’s warning as future plans put on hold

Junior doctors across Queensland face being moved to frontline COVID-19 care and having their long-term career goals up in the air.

Published a story 9th Apr 2020 11:37 AM

Experts have warned weeks of successfully containing coronavirus could be undone in four days if people flout the rules over the Easter long weekend. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What you can and can’t do over Easter (mainly can’t)

Experts have warned weeks of successfully containing coronavirus could be undone in four days if people flout the rules over the Easter long weekend. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Published a story 3rd Apr 2020 8:54 AM

There are concerns about just how Lifeline’s crisis support line will keep running after the charity was forced to shut all its Queensland stores.

Lifeline store closures leave helpline in doubt

There are concerns about just how Lifeline’s crisis support line will keep running after the charity was forced to shut all its Queensland stores.

Published a story 1st Apr 2020 4:52 AM

They're among the local health heroes holding the line against the worst global pandemic in a century. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

Your chance to salute our frontline heroes

They're among the local health heroes holding the line against the worst global pandemic in a century. LEAVE YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT

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Geoff has been working in regional news since 2010 when he started at the Chinchilla News. He since worked at Ipswich's Queensland Times and the central reporting team NewsRegional. He focuses on data journalim, politics and crime.