Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney

Katherine Feeney heads the urban affairs desk for brisbanetimes.com.au. She is also one of Australia’s leading commentators on sex, love, dating and relationships via her popular blog CityKat.

Gold Coast mental health unit set to open

Katherine Feeney Iron beds in long, dark prison-like dorms are a world away from a new breed of mental health unit design soon to open for patients at the Gold Coast.

Legionella testing expensive and lengthy, minister warns

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Katherine Feeney Testing for legionella bacteria at hundreds of hospitals across Queensland could take a long time, and cost a lot of money Health Minister Lawrence Springborg told reporters as he moved to dampen...

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Games legacy shapes up for Gold Coast

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Katherine Feeney Delhi got a four-lane flyway, expanded metro network, airport refurbishment and a suite of world-class stadiums when the Indian city hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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Vermin found in Brisbane restaurants

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Katherine Feeney Nearly 83 per cent of food outlets in Brisbane hold an Eat Safe star rating of three or above but $57,000 worth of fines were issued to 114 venues across the city last financial year for failing to...

Safe sex campaign targets older women

Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise in the over 50s.

Katherine Feeney A new sex health campaign is targeting people outside the "condom generation".

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Taking care of equality

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Katherine Feeney Going back into the closet after decades living freely is a very real prospect for some of about 25,000 same-sex-attracted over-65s in greater Brisbane looking into aged-care.

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Motorbike use up, but testing times ahead

The rising popularity of motorcycles and the vulnerability of riders has prompted a review of licensing in Queensland.

Katherine Feeney Tougher testing and a review of Q-Ride and Q-SAFE top the recommendations of a Queensland government inquiry into motorcycle licensing.

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Valley property owners on notice

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Katherine Feeney New local laws passed by council last night are set to stamp out Fortitude Valley's grungy image once and for all, with building owners now facing serious consequences should their property fall into...

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An evolution in child's play

Child playing on Monkey Bars.

Katherine Feeney Finding a playground that satisfies the school-holidays crowd is no picnic in the park, though kids these days are spoiled for choice compared to their parents who were largely satisfied with little...

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Japanese the most taught language in schools

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Katherine Feeney Konichiwa Queensland - the state's most taught language other than English is Japanese by a very long shot, new data from the Education Department reveals, though French and German remain popular...

Fluoride to stay in Brisbane's water supply

Brisbane residents have had fluoride in their drinking water since 2008.

Katherine Feeney Brisbane's water supply will continue to contain fluoride after Lord Mayor Graham Quirk declined an opportunity, enshrined in Newman government legislation, to opt out of the state system.

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Kids most at risk from parents, child deaths report finds

The inquiry into institutional responses to abuse will not just look at perpetrators. It will also cover those who were 'complicit'.

Katherine Feeney The chilling results of an investigation into child deaths due to assault or neglect reveal the state’s youngest are most at risk of dying at the hands of their parents or guardians.

Breast surgery generates most cosmetic complaints

Katherine Feeney Breast surgery generates the most complaints about cosmetic medical procedures in Queensland, according to the state's independent health watchdog.

Over 50 and frisky: STI rates rise

Sexual activity among seniors has increased thanks to the use of sex-related medicines like Viagra.

Katherine Feeney More seniors are having unsafe sex and are at growing risk of contracting sexual infections more commonly associated with teenagers and young adults recently published Australian figures reveal.

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Fresh controversy over bus stop condom ads

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Katherine Feeney A naked man and woman provocatively entwined next to a packet of condoms under headline “zero or nothing” are at the centre of another Brisbane bus shelter condom-poster controversy,...

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Rudd sustains foot infection in flood recovery

Katherine Feeney Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has been treated for a foot infection sustained while helping flood victims in Brisbane yesterday.