Qld Police Media May 24, 2013
Detectives from the Noosa Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Ipswich man in relation to a fatal crash that occurred on Cooroy-Noosa Road at Tinbeerwah last year.
He has been charged with manslaughter and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing grievous bodily harm.
The Courier Mail AAP May 24, 2013
ABORIGINAL deaths in custody are on the rise again, 20 years after a royal commission into the issue.
The Australian Institute of Criminology released a report on Friday, which said the number of indigenous deaths had increased over the past five years.
In 2011, indigenous people represented just over one in four people in prison and one in five deaths.
“At the heart of the problem is the over-representation of indigenous people at every stage of the criminal justice system,” the report said.
The report says efforts to reduce indigenous deaths in custody must focus on reducing the number of indigenous people in prison.
Link to AIC Report
The Courier Mail May 24, 2013
POLICE are investigating the death of a man in Brisbane’s inner south after his body was discovered just before 6pm on Thursday.
Investigations are continuing into the circumstances of the man’s death after he was found in a property on Maynard Street at Woolloongabba.
Police said they were yet to determine whether the death was suspicious but said the man appeared to have died from a head injury.
A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said an ambulance crew was called to a private residence in Woolloongabba about 5.45pm but were not required to provide treatment.
The age of the man is not known.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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The Courier Mail David Murray, Kate Kyriacou May 24, 2013
POLICE have confirmed for the first time they believe Joan Ryther was initially attacked at the site where her body was found.
“At this stage the investigation would indicate that the victim was initially assaulted in Leichhardt St,” Detective Superintendent David Hutchinson said outside Logan police station.
He said that after a public appeal yesterday, police had located the person who had moved Ms Ryther’s McDonald’s cap in Leichhardt St.
But police “for elimination purposes” were still looking for a man in a yellow top who turned up at a Logan house asking to come inside on Tuesday night.
The Courier Mail Brittany Vonow May 24, 2013
A MAN’S body has been found at Kingaroy, north-west of Brisbane, this morning.
The man, believed to be in his 40s, was found in Fisher St about 7am.
Police are investigating.
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ABC News Francene Norton 24 May 2013
A new study has found mental illness sufferers in Australia are dying up to 16 years earlier than the general population, with most deaths due to disease rather than accidents or suicide.
A University of Queensland team followed 300,000 people in Western Australia who were diagnosed with mental illnesses, and compared health experiences and death rates to the general population over a 20-year period.
Qld Police Media 23 May 2013
A man in his 50s has died in a two vehicle traffic crash in Clagiraba this afternoon.
Initial information suggests that at 3pm, a vehicle and motorbike collided on Clagiraba Road.
The male motorbike rider died at the scene.
QLd Police Media May 23. 2013
A Killarney man has died following a single vehicle traffic crash at Tannymorel this morning.
Around 1.00pm a car was located in a creek off Tannymorel Road after apparently leaving the road and crashing. It is believed the crash occurred some time earlier during the morning.
The 67-year-old driver, and sole occupant, was deceased at the scene.
Police are investigating whether the man had suffered a medical condition.