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Police on jail duty: Prison overflow

by: Kristin Shorten and Jeremy Pierce | From: The Courier-Mail | November 17, 2011 NOT SUITABLE: Watchhouses, designed for short-term remands, are being used to house prisoners as the state's jails run out of room, a situation condemned as bordering on cruelty. Source: The Courier-Mail POLICE are being pulled off the beat to supervise prisoners in watchhouses as the state's jails run out of room. Police Deputy Commissioner Ian Stewart recently met Queensland Corrective Services to voice concerns police resources were being diverted to prisoner care. He said Cairns, Townsville, Brisbane and Southport were under the most strain. “We probably haven't had this (overcrowding) problem to this degree in...

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‘Irish Revolutionaries’ at Centre of Gold Coast Intrigue

A bank manager hankers for an “ordinary, suburban life” again after “2½ years of pure hell” involving a crime that would inspire Tom Clancy, a celebrated writer of thrillers.

It centres on a heist involving “Irish revolutionaries”, a carjacking and a syringe filled with a poisonous substance that would swiftly cause death unless the victim took an antidote.

Bill Potts Comments on Barry O’Sullivan’s Tirade

Bill Potts recently commented on the recent tirade made by LNP Treasurer Barry O’Sullivan.

From The Courier Mail;

Campbell Newman is under pressure to force controversial LNP treasurer Barry O’Sullivan out of the party after his expletive-laden tirade at a candidate. Senior MPs and party figures are demanding Mr Newman act now or risk the party’s bosses taking over, if the LNP wins the election…

Illegal Brothels? Not on Council’s Watch

If, as some residents claim, an illegal brothel has been operating in the Tweed Heads CBD, council officers have been unable to uncover it.

Despite several raids this year, they failed to find evidence that could lead to prosecution.

Council yesterday confirmed its staff had made snap inspections on the Bay Street building at least three times but left empty handed after failing to find proof the second-storey unit was being used as an illicit bordello.