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Criminal lawyer arrested in raid while on bail for previous drug charges

The Courier Mail May 27, 2016

DISGRACED Gold Coast lawyer Brianna Ioannides has been arrested in a drug raid for the fourth time in eight months.

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Burglary with violence, Russell Island

Qld Police Media 27 May 2016

Police are investigating after a man was assaulted in a caravan at Russell Island early this morning.
Around 2.20am the man was asleep in a caravan at Harvey Street when he was woken by two people, both described as teenagers, a male and a female, entering his van.
Following a verbal altercation the man was struck several times on the head by the male teenager with an unknown object.

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Child rapist gets decade

The Courier Mail 27 May, 2016 p. 23

A girl, 5, who was tortured with a burning cigarette and repeatedly raped by her mother’s boyfriend still lives in fear of her tormentor, almost a year and a half later…
…the Brisbane District Court heard.
The man yesterday pleaded guilty to seven charges, including four counts of rape, torture and possession of child exploitation material.

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Fears Cairns dengue fever case locally acquired as experts worry about unreported cases

ABC News Frances Adcock and Sharnie Kim 27 May 2016

Health authorities are concerned there may be unreported dengue fever cases in the Cairns region in far north Queensland.
A Manoora resident has fallen ill, despite not having travelled overseas recently, suggesting they caught the mosquito-borne virus locally.
“The people that may have been bitten at the same time yes [they’re concerning],” Dr Richard Gair from Tropical Public Health Services said.

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Man charged over death of woman at campground near Winton faces court

ABC News Isabella Higgins 27 May 2016

A man charged with the death of a women in central western Queensland has had his case adjourned in a Rockhampton court.
Troy Allan Donovan is charged with grievous bodily harm, after a 38-year-old woman was found dead last month at Bladensburg National Park, south of Winton.

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Legal highs ban unenforceable, claim pharmacologists, forensics experts and lawyers

Independent Adam Lusher 26 May 2016

A blanket ban on legal highs has come into force amid warnings it is “unworkable” and drug dealers will be able to escape prosecution.
The Independent has been told that concerns about the law’s enforceability – which reportedly influenced the decision to postpone its implementation from 6 April – have been greatly increased by the release of the Government’s ‘forensic strategy’ outlining the testing regime underpinning the Act. This was published, with relatively little fanfare, on 20 May.
Forensics experts, pharmacologists and lawyers say the ban will be “fraught with difficulty” and open to being defeated by “any self-respecting barrister”.

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Concern Zika causes baby eye problems

BBC News 25 May 2016

Scientists studying the Zika outbreak in Brazil are becoming increasingly concerned the virus may cause eye damage in babies.
Stanford University researchers found abnormal bleeding and lesions in the eyes of three infant boys whose mothers had caught Zika while pregnant.

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