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.

Public transport off-peak fare period extended

Katherine Feeney An extra 30 minutes has been added to the off-peak fare period in a bid to lure more commuters onto public transport.

Reveal bus services changes, transport minister told

Brisbane bus routes are under the microscope.

Tony Moore and Katherine Feeney Pressure is mounting on the Transport Minister Scott Emerson to announce changes to southeast Queensland's busways before the university semester begins.

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Audio to be recorded in cabs

cab

Katherine Feeney All conversations in cabs will be recorded and fare metres automated under new taxi regulations to be brought in by the state government..

Man caught drink-driving twice in one night

Katherine Feeney A man caught drink-driving twice in one night and two others who each blew about three times the legal limit were among 17 drivers caught in a weekend blitz in Ipswich.

City Hall bids to tackle pay controversy

Brisbane City Hall

Katherine Feeney Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will mirror Premier Campbell Newman in a bid to end controversy over a 41 per cent pay raise for politicians at City Hall.

LNP bins bag ban plan

Plastic bag generic.

Katherine Feeney A ban on plastic bags has been ruled out by the state government as part of a waste management strategy being developed to tackle Queensland's growing rubbish problem

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Palmer vows to ban body scanners after airport dispute

Palmer

Katherine Feeney Mining magnate and would-be Prime Minister Clive Palmer would ban full body scanners at international airports after he had a run-in with security at the Brisbane Airport.

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School bus seatbelts rejected despite southern move

school bus

Katherine Feeney Compulsory seatbelts on Queensland school buses will not be considered by the state government even as its conservative counterpart in Victoria moves to fund the safety initiative.

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Ipswich key to Queensland's building sector recovery

Ipswich CBD

Katherine Feeney The historic city of Ipswich might hold the key to a recovery in the Queensland building sector new figures from the state statistician reveal.

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Gold Coast mental health unit set to open

The new mental health unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

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.

Gold Coast a 'crime hot spot', data suggests

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Katherine Feeney The bloody stabbing death of a young man with alleged bikie connections on the steps of a luxury Gold Coast unit complex stands testament to the city's worsening culture of violence, a leading crime...

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Council kicks in to rebuild Brothers clubhouse

Katherine Feeney Destroyed by a fire in April, the old Brothers Junior Rugby League Football Clubhouse at Stafford will be rebuilt anew with $500,000 from the council kitty, City Hall has confirmed.

Brisbane zip line plan considered by council

Does Brisbane need a zip line from the Kangaroo Point cliffs to the Botanic Gardens?

Katherine Feeney The results are in, and now City Hall has to consider whether a zip line from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs to the City Botanic Gardens really is the good idea Brisbane residents think it is.

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Bridge cost close to being revealed

buses

Katherine Feeney Brisbane commuters are “very near” to finding out how much it will cost to build the council's new bus bridge between the Cultural Centre and the city, and when it will be launched.

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Racecourse edges closer to residential high-rises

Brisbane Racing Club's proposal for high-rise residential development could see people living near the courses by 2020.

Katherine Feeney Just days ahead of the Melbourne Cup, Brisbane's own racing heartland has attracted attention after plans for its radical transformation were approved at council.

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Secrets out: local law amendments a hot topic

Katherine Feeney The battle between opposition at City Hall and George Street over amendments to the Local Government Act intensified this morning after Minister David Crisafulli took to the airwaves to reject claims...

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Get off the grass, councillor

Leader of the Opposition Milton Dick (right) at King George Square.

Katherine Feeney Council opposition leader Milton Dick has launched a campaign to regrass King George Square.

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Large hail the feature of storms in southeast

thumbnail lightning

Katherine Feeney and Freya Petersen The worst of the weekend storm activity looks to be over for the Brisbane region after the city's inner-west copped a battering, with hail bigger than golf-balls pelting Kenmore and surrounds.

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Valley property owners on notice

Waltons

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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Restaurateurs fear closure due to parking fees

Parking and pot

Katherine Feeney High profile city chefs will today protest changes to on-street parking introduced by council last week on the grounds restaurants will close as a result.

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