Skynews 12 March 2014
Oscar Pistorius’s defence lawyers have probed a pathologist’s explosive testimony that Reeva Steenkamp ate hours before she was killed, a claim that again put the Paralympian’s version of events in doubt.
Forensic pathologist Gert Saayman told the murder trial – now in its second week – that Pistorius’s girlfriend ate at about 1am, roughly two hours before her Valentine’s Day death last year.
That contradicts the South African star sprinter’s claim that the pair were in bed asleep in his upmarket Johannesburg home for five hours before Steenkamp was killed.
The Courier Mail Janelle Miles 11 March 2014
QUEENSLAND Health will have to replace every emergency physician from at least four public hospitals if the contracts dispute is not resolved.
Emergency specialists met in Brisbane on Tuesday night to discuss the impasse.
Speaking on behalf of the doctors, Christa Bell and David Spain said every public ED specialist at Townsville, Cairns, Robina and the Gold Coast University Hospital had pledged to leave rather than sign.
Brisbane Times 11 March 2014
A jury may find Daniel Morcombe’s accused killer Brett Peter Cowan guilty of murder even if it believes he had no intention to kill the 13-year-old schoolboy.
Justice Roslyn Atkinson told the jury it did not need to be satisfied that Mr Cowan intended to kill Daniel to reach a guilty verdict.
(Ruhr-University Bochum 6 March 2014) The genetic disease ARVC leads to sudden cardiac death and is more common than it has been hitherto assumed. An international research team revealed that all families who are known to be affected by the disease share the same genetic origin. There must be other families in Europe who also carry the genetic mutation but who are not yet known.
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Courier Mail AAP 10 March 2014
THE man who witnessed the last moments of Steve Irwin’s life has described how a massive stingray wildly stabbed the conservationist “hundreds of times”. Justin Lyons has spoken for the first time since he filmed the stingray strike out at Irwin in shallow water in far north Queensland eight years ago.
QPS News 10 March 2014
The body of a man has been located on a rural property near Murgon this afternoon. It is believed to be the missing 73-year-old man who had not been seen since Saturday morning.
Townsville Bulletin Daniel Bateman 11 March 2014
SEVEN more doctors are prepared to walk away from Townsville Hospital if they are forced to sign individual contracts
ABC News Elise Worthington 11 March 2014
An orthopaedic surgeon from the Gold Coast University Hospital has blamed the Queensland Government and the bureaucracy for his resignation over work contracts. At least three specialists have resigned from the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service and more are threatening to leave over an ongoing dispute with the State Government about individual work contracts.
Brisbane Times Marissa Calligeros 8 March 2014
Brett Peter Cowan claims he falsely admitted to murder to gain the trust of a man he thought was a crime boss.