George Roberts,

George Roberts

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Past articles by George:

Queensland police culture needs independent review after another fatal shooting, civil libertarian Michael Cope says

Queensland police have fatally shot five people in less than six months, which is more than the yearly national average for police shootings and a sign police culture needs to be independently reviewed, according to a civil libertarian. → Read More

Federal Government accused of wasting time and money on koala research instead of saving habitat

The Australian Koala Foundation says the Government's move to conduct a koala census merely delays action on protecting trees, which is the only thing that will save koalas from extinction. → Read More

Fraser Island bushfire could turn on Kingfisher Bay resort as wind changes, BOM says

Weeks of bushfires on multiple fronts have not been slowed significantly by recent rain and a wind change today could threaten Kingfisher Bay Resort on the island's west coast, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. → Read More

Brisbane primary school staff member charged with historic child sex offences

A 48-year-old worker at a Brisbane primary school is charged over alleged child sex offences dating back to the 1990s. → Read More

Brisbane man arrested following AFP's nine-year foreign bribery investigation involving Iraqi Oil Ministry

A former Queensland senior construction executive allegedly involved in a $1 billion international bribery scheme is arrested and charged following a nine-year AFP investigation. → Read More

Yvette D'Ath takes over Health Minister as Queensland Premier unveils some Cabinet new faces

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk reveals some of her new-look frontbench, but is holding off declaring what positions new members will take and which existing frontbenchers will take on new areas of responsibility. → Read More

Queensland man accused of stealing cheques to fraudulently buy luxury cars on the Gold Coast

A 33-year-old Gold Coast man is charged with weapons, drug and fraud offences after allegedly buying 10 luxury cars, including Mercedes Benz and Audis, using stolen cheques. → Read More

Doctors at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital say they have found a potential cure for deadly silicosis disease

Researchers at Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital say by drowning a patient's lungs in saline, they can effectively treat silicosis disease with no harsh after-effects. → Read More

Environmental advocates welcome Queensland Government's strategy to protect national parks

Three days out from going into caretaker mode for this year's election, the Queensland Government delivers on a promise made last election. → Read More

Google Maps asked to stop users 'walking' on Uluru through street view function

Parks Australia says it has alerted Google Australia to the user-generated images from the Uluru summit that have been posted on its mapping platform. → Read More

Queensland police defends force following anti-police sentiment sparked by death of Indigenous woman Aunty Sherry

Queensland's Police Commissioner defends the state's police force as being "in no way racist," following anti-police sentiment sparked by the death of an Indigenous woman, who died in police custody last week. → Read More

Gold Coast man charged over threats to kill Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young

A Gold Coast man is charged with making threats to kill Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Heath Officer Jeannette Young after police raid a Nerang house. → Read More

Family of missing vet Lukas Orda make emotional plea for search to resume after live export ship capsized

The parents of Lukas Orda, who is missing at sea, beg the Federal Government to resume the search for survivors after a live export ship capsized off the coast of Japan. → Read More

Coronavirus border shutdown delivers bushfire-ravaged Stanthorpe region a silver lining

It has been a long wait for good news in Stanthorpe, but curiously the impacts of coronavirus have helped put smiles on faces a year after devastating bushfires. → Read More

Queensland's gas and coal-fired power stations have most outages in the country, report finds

A report on Australia's gas and coal-fired power stations shows Queensland accounts for 41 per cent of the country's power plant outages — the highest in Australia. → Read More

Two Queensland police detectives recognised with Child Protection Week award for keeping street kids out of trouble

Queensland police detectives Mark White and Grant Ralston are recognised with a Child Protection award for the success of a program that inspires at-risk young people to get off the streets and away from a life of crime. → Read More

Conservation groups accuse Queensland Government of breaking 2017 election promise to protect 17per cent of wilderness

Conservation groups accuse the Palaszczuk Government of not delivering on an election promise to protect 17 per cent of the state's wilderness areas by failing to establish a strategy to create more national parks across the state. → Read More

Queensland court dismisses university student Drew Pavlou's case against Chinese Consul General

A Queensland court dismisses a complaint against the Chinese Consul General for allegedly inciting violence against university student, Drew Pavlou, on the grounds he has diplomatic immunity. → Read More

North Queensland couple charged in Tweed Heads after crossing state border in allegedly stolen car and ramming police

A Queensland couple is arrested and charged in New South Wales after using a ute that was allegedly stolen from a car dealership in north Queensland to ram police cars across the state border. → Read More

CSIRO fracking research 'doesn't pass the pub test', expert says

The CSIRO is accused of having a conflict of interest after releasing a report on coal seam gas that says fracking has little-to-no impact on the environment, while critics also question the sample size and location of sites studied. → Read More