Brisbane Times / Queensland

Thursday, Aug 16


Adviser to Fraser Anning quits over 'final solution' maiden speech

Senator Anning's adviser said he quit within hours of the speech.

Wednesday, Aug 15


Police review allegations against former governor-general Peter Hollingworth

The former governor-general said late on Wednesday night he had not been approached by police and was surprised by the reports.


Ipswich allegations prompt broader questions about council companies

Queensland's crime-fighting watchdog questions why local councils need bodies with private sector links, which cannot be accessed by Right to Information legislation, to develop property as it broaden...


Anning aimed to 'out-racist One Nation': Qld Greens senator

Fraser Anning’s speech draws bipartisan criticism across Qld politics.


Fraser Anning's Final Solution speech 'absolutely magnificent', says Bob Katter

"I love it. Our phones are on fire. Ninety per cent of Australia have been waiting for someone to say it and believe it."


MP wants Fraser Anning to meet Queensland Muslims

Queensland Senator Anning was widely criticised for his first speech on Tuesday night, when he linked Muslim communities to terrorism and used the term "final solution".

Monday, Aug 13


Much at stake as nice and nasty face off

A tweet from an inoffensive source has escalated into a test of Western values.


Husar saga a sad story for everyone involved

Labor is probably hoping that Emma Husar's announcement that she will not recontest her seat will mean this will all blow away. It won’t.


Rural Queensland to get $9 million boost for fodder, medical services

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will receive an additional $4 million to help struggling rural communities, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Monday. Farmers will also receive extra subsidies ...


Wage theft is rampant and will ‘never be eradicated’, Queensland inquiry hears

So far, the inquiry has heard that much of the “episodic” wage theft is going unreported. Backpackers, students, migrant workers and other vulnerable workers are less likely to report underpayment, or ...

Sunday, Aug 12


Expert summit to review rural maternity services after LNP lashing

A special expert summit will review Queensland's rural maternity services after the state opposition fired a barrage of criticism at Health Minister Dr Steven Miles. LNP leader Deb Frecklington's comm...


Six Queensland prison officers attacked in four days as overcrowding worsens

Six Queensland prison officers have been attacked by inmates in four days during the past week and a correctional centre where one of the assaults occurred told staff the day after the violence that t...


LNP refers Labor’s appointment of GetUp activist to CCC

The LNP says Labor’s appointment of a political director from a left-wing activist group to a Queensland government taxpayer-funded role during the last state election will be referred to the state’s ...

Friday, Aug 10


'One of the most profound experiences of my life'

What I learnt from slowing down and shutting up in Arnhem Land.

Wednesday, Aug 8


Shorten announces $20 million scheme for drought-stricken communities

Bill Shorten is in Queensland to announce a $20 million funding package for drought-ravaged towns and to call on the Prime Minister to accelerate the government's $12,000 cash grants to farmers.

Tuesday, Aug 7


Burqas, thugs and Brexit betrayal: what's behind UKIP's renaissance?

Scenes in London last weekend were 'straight out of 1930s Germany', a Labour politician says.


The fictions that block a deal on climate and energy

The political dispute about energy and climate is clouded by three fictions that make progress on the National Energy Guarantee almost impossible – unless all sides agree on the facts.


'Sky News After Dark': A digital Nuremberg Rally

Blair Cottrell’s appearance was not a mistake, or an aberration. It was a perfectly routine part of Sky’s business model.

Monday, Aug 6


No need to import alt-right nutters, we have plenty of our own

Why on earth are we importing so many “alt-right” political nutters to Australia on speaking tours?


SEQ begins big push for a billion-dollar City Deal

Townsville (2016, Launceston (2017) and Western Sydney (2018) all have City Deal funding packages with the federal government. This allows projects to be funded for up to 20 years by the state, federa...

Sunday, Aug 5


Queensland's investment in planned projects is the highest in the nation

About $130 billion worth of projects are planned for Queensland, but only $40 million of these are under construction or committed, according to a new report. Projects like Cross River Rail and upgrad...


Queensland government welcomes federal drought aid

They say it took a while to happen but the Queensland government has welcomed a federal drought assistance package for farmers. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the $190 million relief packag...

Saturday, Aug 4


I mean, how hard is it to ditch plastic bags?

They are devastating to the environment, particularly marine life. What else do we need to know?

Time to start carrying health records in your wallet

As a doctor in the Northern Territory, I spend much of my life seeing patients from marginalised backgrounds with big barriers to health service engagement.

Friday, Aug 3


Queensland estimates 2018: What you missed

Estimates hearings are a chance for the opposition to scrutinise the government's spending in the budget. However, some of the more memorable moments from 2018 came courtesy of props, allegations of m...


Cautious Queensland prawn farmers restock after White Spot outbreak

Gold Coast prawn farmers who lost millions after a deadly disease infected their stocks fear Australia's biosecurity failings will mean they are wiped out a second time. Farmers forced to kill their p...

Thursday, Aug 2


Why Super Saturday told us almost nothing

In this world, an unremarkable byelection becomes remarkable because of what some people had said about it beforehand.

Wednesday, Aug 1


More than 100 Gold Coast koalas killed as a result of government policy

The Queensland Government has a policy of 'translocating' koalas from koala habitat to let development proced. That policy is very quietly under review, until today. In Queensland Estimates hearings o...


He won't admit it, but Turnbull knows Shorten has his number

If Malcolm Turnbull wants to win the next election, he needs to hit the Opposition Leader where it hurts.

Kate Jones drops billion-dollar Games bombshell

Cancelling the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games would have cost taxpayers more than $1 billion, estimates hearings have revealed. Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones tabled legal advice she said the N...