'The flow-on effect to emergency services, witnesses, his family and friends and the community as a whole will be profound and ongoing for a long time'.
It is understood the man had significant burns to his face, neck, arms and feet from the fire.
'My heart is so broken. Rest easy my bro. You will be missed but never forgotten.'
The father used a dragon sleeve to secure himself to a drill rig on Wednesday morning.
Magistrate: 'These are serious charges, serious because of the nature of the original offences'
Lawyers for a man accused over the cold case killing of Jay Brogden want information from the Crime and Corruption Commission.
'It would be impossible in my submission to quantify the number of lives and families ruined by (him).'
Magistrate: 'Go out and grow up, start thinking with your big head.'
A separate case against a man accused of killing Jay Brogden will be mentioned in Mackay Supreme Court.
A Mackay mother is accused of money laundering and three counts of supplying dangerous drugs linked to a $20 million marijuana crop at Calen.
I didn’t always want to be a journalist. In fact, when I was younger my dream was to be an archaeologist – who wouldn’t want to be like Indiana Jones? However, now that I am a journalist, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else with my life. I love listening to people’s stories and sharing them with others. I’m a Queenslander through and though. Mackay is the furthest south I have ever lived. I’m an only child and I was raised in Airlie Beach. My parents are former boaties; we lived on a 42 foot Catamaran called ‘Sundance’ for a number of years. My parents called me the Sundance Kid for years. I earned my degree at James Cook University in Townsville, and prior to here I lived in Cairns for three-and-a-half years where I was a magazine journalist. I’m a diehard book worm, and still love getting out on the water.