Brisbane Times Amy Remeikis 7 March 2014
Health Minister Lawrence Springborg, his assistant minister Chris Davis, Director-General Ian Maynard and Queensland Health HR chief Lyn Rowland, met with Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton, his incoming Queensland counterpart Shaun Rudd and intensive care specialist John Fraser at Parliament House on Thursday night.
The meeting to open “dialogue”, not “formal negotiations” capped off a week which began with a letter Dr Davis had written in support of his former SMO colleagues being released to the media, muddled through a “we are united on this” government front, saw doctors meet and pass a ‘no-confidence’ motion on Mr Springborg, ended on a “cautiously optimistic” note.
Qld Police Media March 5, 2014
Detectives have charged a 32-year-old man with unlawful wounding following investigations into an incident on boardwalk at Coolum Beach this morning in which a man sustained a stab wound to his shoulder.
It will be alleged that a 65-year-old Peregian Beach man was walking along a section of boardwalk in the national park- located adjacent to David Low Way- when a man approached him from behind and stabbed him once in the shoulder with a knife.
Brisbane Times Kristian Silva March 6, 2014
A firefighter was allegedly bashed by three men while mowing the lawn outside a North Rockhampton fire station on Wednesday.
Police said the 47-year-old man was outside the Yaamba Road premises about 5.30pm when the group set upon him.
He suffered multiple head injuries, including fractured eye sockets, severe bruising and swelling to the face.
ABC News Courtney Wilson 4 Mar 2014
A 33-year old woman has faced Ipswich Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder, after a dispute yesterday at Laidley Heights, west of Brisbane.
Gold Coast Bulletin Jessica Elder and Stephanie Bedo March 04, 2014
A MASSIVE brawl between street kids and high school girls at Southport has ended in a male being king hit this afternoon.
Just after 5pm police were called to Nerang Street to bust up the violent fight between the two groups of teenagers.
A group of girls from Keebra Park High were reportedly threatened by teens hanging in Nerang St and almost bashed.
Gold Coast Bulletin Leah Fineran March 05, 2014
IN a split second Richard Seredycz saw a hammer swinging towards his face, then all he could see was blood.
The father-of-two was the victim of a vicious road rage attack last year that has left him partially blind and in constant pain.
Yesterday his attacker was jailed for four and a half years. But the sentence has brought Mr Seredycz little consolation.
Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON March 05, 2014
A TEENAGER accused of coward-punching a police officer has been refused bail because he is likely to reoffend.
Dallas Shannon Reece Mclachlan, 18, allegedly punched the male officer in the face while the officer was arresting a juvenile in a suburban Cranbrook street.
The alleged attack is believed to have broken the officer’s nose.
Gold Coast Bulletin 4 March 2014
A TEENAGE boy may have spinal injuries after an off-road motorbike accident near Beaudesert. RACQ CareFlight Rescue were called to airlift the 14-year-old to the Mater Children’s Hospital about 7pm on Tuesday..
He was in a stable condition when he was transported from the Beaudesert Hospital. RACQ CareFlight Rescue say the boy is now the fourth person they have airlifted after an off-road motorbike accident in three days.
ABC PM with Mark Colvin, Nance Haxton 3 March 2014
Nance Haxton interview with Steve Hambleton, and Lawrence Springborg. The AMA is concerned that the contracts are effectively WorkChoices by stealth, as they can be terminated without notice and there’s no appeal to the Industrial Relations Commission.
Steve Hambleton: And one of them was on Saturday, where the coroner actually made the point that we can’t afford to lose our forensic pathologist in Queensland, and we know that some of those forensic pathologists are considering alternative employment opportunities in other states. If that’s the case, you know, it may lead to delays in court matters, in certainly autopsy reports. It may even mean delays in funerals, and that would be a terrible situation.
Courier Mail Chris McMahon 4 March 2014
TWO masked men, one armed with a shotgun and the other a machete, have smashed into a home in Petrie overnight and attacked a man, who fought back with a metal bar and fire extinguisher, forcing the pair to run away. A 31-year-old man was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.