Michael Clarke and partner Jade Yarbrough fined by Queensland police over Noosa dispute | Michael Clarke
Former Australian Test captain Michael Clarke and his girlfriend have been fined after their public spat in Noosa.
Vision emerged on Wednesday of an expletive-laden argument with Clarke, partner Jade Yarbrough and her brother-in-law, Karl Stefanovic.
Queensland police fined Clarke and Yarbrough with public nuisance.
“No other offences were detected during the investigation,” a police spokesman said on Saturday. “There is no further information available and the investigation has been finalised.”
Clarke will retain his role on Sydney breakfast radio after station owners TabCorp declared his public stoush a private matter.
The footage from a public park in Noosa shows Clarke being slapped by Yarbrough, before he unleashed a verbal spray on Stefanovic, who is married to Yarbrough’s sister Jasmine.
He denied claims he had cheated on Yarbrough.
Clarke remains on pre-planned annual leave from his role at Sky Sports Breakfast with the station’s breakfast crew not due to return until Monday.
A spokesman from TabCorp said the matter was considered a private issue and Clarke was expected back on air as scheduled. The 41-year-old is expected to address the issue when he returns to work on Monday.
A veteran of 115 Tests for Australia, Clarke has held his role at Big Sports Breakfast since he first partnered with Canberra NRL legend Laurie Daley in 2020.
The prodigious run-scorer has also been in commentary as part of the ICC broadcast team for global cricket tournaments, but has no other major media position in Australia.
Clarke has since apologised for his role in the Noosa altercation, telling News Corp he accepted full responsibility for the incident.
“I’m absolutely gutted I’ve put people I hold in the highest regard in this position,” he said. “My actions in the lead-up to this altercation were nothing short of shameful and regrettable. I own this fully and am the only one at fault.”
Stefanovic appeared in his regular role as co-host of Channel Nine’s Today program on Thursday morning, but did not address the matter.