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.

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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Tributes for stab victim amid fears for community

Max Waller has been named on social media as the victim of a Gold Coast stabbing.

Katherine Feeney Police are still appealing to the public for information about the stabbing death of a 28 year-old man at Broadbeach on Sunday, the third stabbing on the Gold Coast in a week.

Super-sized schools loom large

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Katherine Feeney School sizes are set to emerge as a key challenge for Queensland policy makers as state high schools grow to levels linked with student disciplinary problems and truancy.

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Government to review rules for overtaking cyclists

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Katherine Feeney Motorists may soon have to observe a one-metre overtaking rule when passing cyclists, with the Newman government ordering a review of state cycling laws.

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River’s Edge Strategy flags water taxis, river walks and zip-line to the CBD

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Katherine Feeney More inner-city bridges, Sydney-style water taxis, riverfront dining venues and a zip-line connecting Kangaroo Point to the CBD could be realised under a draft planning scheme now open for public...

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Delay in ferries meeting standards for disabled

Katherine Feeney Disabled ratepayers will have to wait until 2017 before Brisbane's ferry network complies with national standards after a push-back in compliance deadlines.

Those least likely to use public transport shouldering the cost

Train travel in Brisbane is perceived as safer than other cities.

Katherine Feeney People who can least afford it cover the bulk of the cost for a public transport system they hardly use, new analysis of census commuter data reveals.

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Branson tells UQ forum not to waste money on degrees

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Katherine Feeney Billionaire Sir Richard Branson used a university-sponsored lunch to tell a room full of MBAs, undergraduates and high schoolers not to waste money on business degrees.

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Woman 'on fire' after blast

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Katherine Feeney A woman has been rushed to hospital with burns after she was involved in an explosive fire in Auchenflower early Monday morning.

Troubled toll road up for sale

Katherine Feeney Receivers are now taking expressions of interest in the Clem7 tunnel after the financial collapse of the toll road two years ago.

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Housing options for low-income families shrinking: study

Some analysts believe Brisbane's property market is in the early stages of a rebound.

Katherine Feeney Brisbane families on minimum wages and those receiving government payments are being pushed to the brink as a source of affordable homes continues to dry up, an Anglicare Southern Queensland study...

CBD workers earn most as suburbs miss out

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Katherine Feeney If you want to earn the big bucks, get a job in the city – new analysis of census data reveals the highest average salaries in Brisbane are paid to CBD workers.

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Think Brisbane traffic is bad? Think again

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Katherine Feeney Some motorists might disagree but according to a new report congestion on Brisbane's roads is getting better, not worse.

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Girl in hospital after poisoning

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Katherine Feeney A girl remains seriously ill in hospital after allegedly being poisoned by her mother.

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.

Queensland's open data push goes 'global'

Premier Campbell Newman, Minister for Mining Andrew Cripps and Assistant Minister for eGovernment Ray Stevens inspect Queensland Globe (22)

Katherine Feeney Premier Campbell Newman has unveiled the prize piece of his government's so-called open data revolution, Queensland Globe.

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Councils could get more clout to veto adult entertainment venues

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Katherine Feeney Queensland councils could soon have more power to reject applications for adult entertainment licences.

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Decaying wharves to transform into lifestyle precinct

An artist's impression of the revamped Howard Smith Wharves.

Katherine Feeney A lifestyle precinct to rival Eagle Street's Riverside dining stretch could be established under the Story Bridge within the next two years as City Hall prepares to release Howard Smith Wharves to...

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City centre fiesta promises host of ideas

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Katherine Feeney Days after the LNP state government announced their Queensland Plan summit, the party's council counterparts have followed suit with a talk fest of their own.

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.