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Archbishop Announces Independent Inquiry

Media release from the Office of the Archbishop of York

Monday 22nd July 2013

For immediate release

Archbishop Announces Independent Inquiry

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has today announced the appointment of Her Honour Judge Sally Cahill QC to be Chair of an independent Inquiry into the Church’s handling of reports of alleged sexual abuse […]

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Grisly tale of murder and rape

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 24/02/2007, pg. 24

A court this week heard shocking evidence of a crime of the most inhuman cruelty. Amanda Gearing reports

IT’S being described as the scene of Queensland’s most brutal crime.

In the modest brick unit in a suburban street in Toowoomba three teenagers cold-bloodedly slaughtered three companions and raped a 16-year-old mum feeding her […]

Man admits to killings, rapes

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 22/02/2007, pg. 9

A MAN has admitted to two murders, four rapes and the manslaughter of a third man in a courtroom drama on the second day of his trial in Toowoomba Supreme Court.

Scott Geoffrey Maygar, 20, of Rockhampton, pleaded guilty to murdering David Lyons, 17, and Michael Thompson, 30, and guilty to four counts […]

Baby torture charge – Mother’s de facto to face court over injured child found in cot

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 16/01/2007, pg. 11

POLICE have charged a Forest Hill man with the torture of a 15-month-old baby boy who was found unconscious in his cot with burns and injuries to his face and body.

The baby was flown to Brisbane’s Mater Hospital on Sunday afternoon with serious injuries and was in a stable condition yesterday.

Police […]

Babysitter bailed on child rape charges

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 18/07/2006, pg. 9

A MAN, 19, who allegedly raped a seven-year-old girl last Friday at his home in a small Darling Downs town was released on bail yesterday.

The unemployed man, who cannot be named, was charged with the rape of a child under 12 and indecent treatment of a child under 12 when he […]

Teen to stand trial for brutal triple murder

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 11/05/2006, pg. 15

A ROCKHAMPTON teenager will stand trial over the brutal murder of two teenage boys and a man, 30, in Toowoomba on May 31 last year.

The teenager, who cannot be identified because he is a juvenile, is charged with three counts of murder, four of rape, seven of torture and seven of […]

Murder victim’s plea for slow death

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 10/05/2006, pg. 2

A MURDER victim in Toowoomba negotiated the method of his death with his killers after being forced to watch two other people murdered, the Toowoomba Children’s Court was told yesterday.

A witness to the murder, Mark Noffke, 18, who was at the property when the three brutal slayings occurred, struggled to remain […]

Teens on triple murder counts – Security tight for Children’s Court hearing

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 05/05/2006, pg. 21

ONE of three teens charged with the brutal murders of three people in Toowoomba in May last year ran for help with his ear partly ripped off and a bleeding head wound.

The youth, then 16, went to a friend’s house and said: “BJ, there’s three people dead in my flat,” a […]

Magistrates feud over footy game

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 04/08/2004, pg. 1

A FRESH brawl has broken out among Queensland magistrates over a decision to shut down the courts over three days next year for a conference timed so they can attend a State of Origin rugby league match in Brisbane.

Senior magistrates have outraged some colleagues in by-passing proper procedure to schedule the Queensland […]