Crime and courts editor, The Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail. Author, The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, (December 1, 2014). Email:

True crime Queensland: Police call Wendy Darvill’s disappearance ‘the perfect murder’ — He was dazed and confused and dishevelled. It was 2003. Just over seven years had passed since his wife Wendy vanished into thin air, and his bizarre appearance and behaviour around the anniversary set off alarm bells at Brisbane's police headquarters. What was he doing wandering around the rocky bushland in the 52ha Seven Hills reserve?

The Courier-Mail — THE families of the four young men who died in the botched home-insulation program could receive taxpayer-funded compensation before Christmas, with the Federal Government to today appoint a negotiator to arrange settlements. Home-insulation installers who were driven out of business when the former Rudd Government abandoned the scheme after the deaths will also soon be in line for compensation.

Queensland police taking second jobs to make ends meet — The diverse sidelines are revealed in documents released under Right to Information laws, showing more than 450 officers are working second jobs. SECOND JOBS: Fireys and ambos in same boat Officers are switching uniforms to toil as greenkeepers, builders and gardeners, the documents show.

The Courier-Mail — A CABBIE has tried to make a dramatic citizen's arrest of an illegal Uber driver as a street war over passenger fares heats up. The taxi industry says the attempted arrest is a sign of frustrations boiling over as Uber flouts a ban on operating in Queensland.

Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti interview: dual-brand strategies, Asia & being a modern airline — Virgin Australia CEO John Borghetti has transformed the landscape of Australian aviation, but his practices of virtual long-haul flying and strategic partnerships across multiple alliances offer examples for airlines globally to reflect on. Mr Borghetti, in a video interview for CAPA TV, discusses the pivotal changes Virgin has so far made as well as what is next.

Air New Zealand plans to grow beyond North America's west coast to Las Vegas, Chicago or Houston — Air New Zealand will diversify its North American network by flying outside the west coast to Chicago, Houston or Las Vegas, the carrier has said on Chinese media and as reported in the New Zealand Herald. This fourth continental North American destination would join Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.

Allison Dickie had to choose between two men - her first love and Gerard Baden-Clay — WHEN Allison June Dickie stepped off the high-speed catamaran onto the jetty at Heron Island, the world was full of possibilities. She was 22 years old, beautiful and had an Arts degree majoring in psychology from the University of Queensland.

The Courier-Mail — A SPECIAL Queensland police team could be established to investigate allegations that embattled federal MP Clive Palmer misused millions of dollars. The size and complexity of the allegations, and public interest in the potential criminal investigation, could lead to the establishment of the team, senior police have revealed.

Francis John Fahey made his living as a paramedic before he was convicted of the murder of two Brisbane sex workers — To use this website, cookies must be enabled in your browser. To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.

China's 19 new passenger airlines will be mostly full service and along the east coast — One year ago in Nov-2013 China announced the start of a new framework to cultivate new airlines and specifically LCCs. The objectives were to re-stimulate market growth by introducing new types of airlines into the heavy state-owned, and until-now inefficient, airline secotor.
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Dec 14, 2014

@SteeleTallon is that your mum's present behind it? Hope your parents aren't on Twitter.

Dec 14, 2014

@SteeleTallon have always said you were a wise and knowledgable man.

Dec 11, 2014

@MJollyConsult thanks for reading it Margaret, really appreciate that.

Dec 11, 2014

@Meggsie62 all about the image, which just did not reflect reality.

Dec 11, 2014

@Meggsie62 thanks Meggsie, you couldn't make him up could you?

Dec 11, 2014

@Owenjay just the committal, magistrate cited concerns about the effect of opening the court on a future trial.

Dec 11, 2014

@SeanFewster really? So bad. Don't give them any ideas here thanks.

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