‘More results more quickly’:Inquiry hears of police pressure on DNA lab

‘More results more quickly’:Inquiry hears of police pressure on DNA lab

A senior scientist at Queensland’s state-run forensic lab warned urgency for a 2018 process change could let major crime case details slip through the cracks — and has suggested pressure may have come from outside.

  • byMatt Dennien

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‘Toxic’ culture drove management dismissal of DNA lab staff concerns

‘Toxic’ culture drove management dismissal of DNA lab staff concerns

A powerful public probe into the Queensland government’s forensic lab has held its first public hearing after an interim report rocked the state’s criminal justice system.

  • byMatt Dennien
Summit called to deal with population pressure on Queensland health system

Summit called to deal with population pressure on Queensland health system

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath will meet with key stakeholders to discuss how to deal with population pressures hitting Queensland Hospitals.

  • byStuart Layt
How three words opened a black hole in Qld’s justice system
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How three words opened a black hole in Qld’s justice system

A report into procedures of Queensland’s state-run DNA lab has sent shockwaves. Larger,still unanswered questions,will only start to be unpicked from next week.

  • byMatt Dennien
Two senior DNA lab staff stood down after damning inquiry findings

Two senior DNA lab staff stood down after damning inquiry findings

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has described it as “perhaps one of the most concerning reports that our state has seen”.

  • byMatt Dennien
Thousands of criminal cases under cloud after ‘untrue’ forensic lab statements
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Thousands of criminal cases under cloud after ‘untrue’ forensic lab statements

An inquiry,called by the Queensland government in June,has recommended swift and sweeping action after finding DNA samples may not have been tested in enough detail.

  • byMatt Dennien
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‘Extreme pressure’:Documents link deaths to Qld ambulance and hospital waits

‘Extreme pressure’:Documents link deaths to Qld ambulance and hospital waits

The deaths of at least 15 people detailed in trove of paramedic incident reviews have been tied to lengthy ambulance or hospital delays amid pressure on the state’s health system.

  • byMatt Dennien
Uni dorms,granny flats and Airbnb taxes:Tackling Qld’s housing crunch

Uni dorms,granny flats and Airbnb taxes:Tackling Qld’s housing crunch

Calls for action from across property and social service groups reached a coordinated peak this week,delivering an “urgent” Friday meeting convened by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

  • byMatt Dennien
Japan warned of coal royalty changes two weeks before budget reveal
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Japan warned of coal royalty changes two weeks before budget reveal

Treasurer Cameron Dick is set to meet resource sector figures in the state’s largest export market next week as fallout from the royalty decision continues.

  • byMatt Dennien
Tax letters to arrive by the thousands as Brisbane land values jump

Tax letters to arrive by the thousands as Brisbane land values jump

While property prices have started falling from COVID peaks,the cost of the land underneath is also likely to start squeezing the budgets of some landlords,owners and renters for the first time.

  • byMatt Dennien
Federal migration lift will add to housing ‘pressure cooker’:Palaszczuk

Federal migration lift will add to housing ‘pressure cooker’:Palaszczuk

The Queensland premier will chair a summit next month to canvass issues facing people trying to get,or keep,a roof over their heads – and she wants the federal government there.

  • byMatt Dennien