Brisbane Times Headlines

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +1000
With Harris, Biden seeks spark but no extra glare for campaign
Biden is sending a message that, although he may be an "old white guy", he understands the importance of gender and racial diversity to modern America.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +1000
No, it isn't 'cheating' to ride an e-bike
Despite their increasingly covert batteries, e-bikes have all the key advantages of a regular treadly when it comes to ease of parking, lowered emissions, reducing congestion and improving health.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:57:45 +1000
Queen approves Victoria Cross for Edward 'Teddy' Sheean
The Queen has approved the nation's highest military honour be posthumously awarded to Tasmanian war hero Edward "Teddy" Sheean.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:56:43 +1000
Coronavirus updates LIVE: 21 more deaths, 410 new cases in Victoria; Premier warns of harsher rules for NSW; Auckland back in lockdown
Victoria has recorded 21 deaths, a new high in the state's daily death toll, and 410 new cases, while NSW health authorities focus on a religious retreat that may have sparked a Sydney school cluster.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:53:47 +1000
Fifth male charged with murder over stabbing of Sydney concreter
Friends of Kevin Kourtis, 39, say they are bamboozled by his death, allegedly at the hands of five males in their teens and 20s at his home in Riverstone in May.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:49:37 +1000
'Just bulls--t': Palmer denies claiming $30 billion from WA in iron ore dispute
Mark McGowan: "He is trying to take our money. If he's successful that would mean mass closures of hospitals, of schools, of police stations."

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:40:59 +1000
Fashion's man of mystery remains unseen
Melbourne International Film Festival review of Martin Margiela: In His Own Words

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:25:55 +1000
Max Gawn battling PCL injury ahead of Pies clash
Melbourne captain Max Gawn is battling a PCL injury as he attempts to prove his fitness to play against Collingwood on Saturday

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:21:16 +1000
Record year predicted for Archibald Prize entries
Self-portraits on smaller canvasses: welcome to the Archibald Prize in the year of lockdown.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:19:20 +1000
Freight a possible source of new coronavirus cluster: officials
Surface testing is underway in an Auckland cool store where a man from the infected family worked.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:16:05 +1000
'Like the Titanic': Aged care workers traumatised by deadly outbreak
Nurses and carers were experiencing “unspeakable grief” and "trauma", with members having no access to PPE and dealing with the stress and pressure of low levels of staff.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:12:15 +1000
Why I'll Be Gone in the Dark is so addictive
This week our resident TV experts unpack HBO's latest true crime documentary.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:11:47 +1000
'It shouldn't be happening': Bellamy demands end to Seibold pile-on
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has called on the whole of the NRL to stop the relentless criticism which has followed Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:07:57 +1000
Downer says results back its overhaul strategy, expects transport stimulus
Downer CEO Grant Fenn says the stable earnings of its urban services businesses in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis reinforce why the company is reshaping its operations.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:06:08 +1000
'Bugger!' New Zealanders have reacted as well as could be expected
Kiwis seem to have accepted a return to lockdown, with people reminding each other that we’ve been here before and that we can do it again.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:03:57 +1000
US hoses down Russian vaccine, says it will have millions of doses ready year's end
US Health Secretary Alex Azar accused Moscow of withholding trial data and not being transparent.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:53:27 +1000
Buckley cleared after Adelaide fist bump
The AFL has ruled out any action against Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley over a fist bump with a fan in Adelaide.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:49:29 +1000
Liam Neeson goes to Tuscany - and this film goes nowhere
This bland story of a father and son reconciling in Italy is one of the least competent films of the year.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:48:08 +1000
Apologies after 'offensive' anti-LGBTIQ petitions enter council debate
The two petitions, containing "inaccurate" and "offensive" statements about the diverse community, were posted on the council website, sparking debate about the processes for approving and publishing public petitions.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:16:14 +1000
'Total madness': Paint thinner, other flammables may have ignited Beirut explosion
Experts say that if such hazardous materials were stored together, it would represent gross negligence.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:55:36 +1000
Pangai jnr fined $30,000 as NRL investigates another Broncos bubble breach
A pub meal in Brisbane is set to land as many as 10 players in hot water with the NRL.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:52:28 +1000
Aged care provider underpaid 9500 staff over six years
Uniting will pay $3.36 million it owed to thousands of carers and support workers at aged care homes in NSW and the ACT.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:51:59 +1000
Boys challenge the conservative structure from the inside
The Sundance-winning documentary about Boys State, a kind of US democracy camp, finds a remarkably diverse cast in a very white assembly.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:31:36 +1000
Light Box moment illuminates Collingwood warehouse
Collingwood is dotted with numerous red brick warehouses, with saw-tooth rooflines and blank walls to the street.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:30:00 +1000
Concrete, having been used for centuries, gets a new recipe
Concrete, it turns out, has a serious pollution problem. The most widely used construction material on the planet, it is also responsible for about 8 per cent of global carbon emissions. Now builders are looking for alternatives.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:19:53 +1000
Centuria bucks trend, lifts earnings despite COVID fallout
Strong rent collections and a property portfolio weighted towards industrial, healthcare and office buildings saw diversified fund manager Centuria Capital Group avoid the worst of COVID-19's fallout.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:19:16 +1000
Perth heart surgeon who performed 'sub-standard' surgeries avoids losing registration
Two of the patients later died, with the surgeon now banned from carrying out unsupervised cardiothoracic procedures.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:18:45 +1000
Live, intimate phone chats: an art project for our times
The performance art experience Dark Talk Time connects pairs of strangers for hosted phone conversations.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:15:58 +1000
'Chilling effect': Media outlets warn legal reforms needed to inform public
Executives from the ABC, Nine and News Corp say the threat of prosecution and drawn out legal processes are keeping the public in the dark.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:13:14 +1000
Liberals take aim over thousands exempt from WA's 14-day isolation rules
The state government revealed in Parliament on Tuesday night it had exempted 6661 people from the requirement to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:10:31 +1000
Dreamworld and WhiteWater World to reopen with discounted tickets
Visitors will see a number of changes including the closure of a number of areas and attractions, along with reduced capacity under a COVID-safe plan.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:02:58 +1000
Wage growth slumps to worst on record as industries suffer pay cuts
Wage growth has effectively stopped with the ABS reporting the slowest growth on record, with some industries seeing substantial falls in pay rates.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:00:11 +1000
'You will be prosecuted': Seibold's lawyer issues social media warning
A fake Facebook account is the latest setback for Anthony Seibold as his lawyer issued a warning to those posting and sharing defamatory content.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:59:27 +1000
Andrews pressed on his ADF evidence to pandemic probe
Fresh evidence from the Jobs Minister and Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner has fuelled a stoush over the role of the ADF in Victoria's troubled hotel quarantine program.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:59:10 +1000
Australia's economy in crosshairs as pandemic threatens global supply chains
The pandemic could be the last straw for global supply chains. Australia has more at stake than most.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:54:46 +1000
Transurban says COVID has hit traffic, but commuters will return to the office
Melbourne's return to a hard lockdown has thrown back the recovery of traffic, but the toll road giant says predictions the pandemic will bring on a lasting shift to people working from home are overblown.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:53:43 +1000
Harry and Meghan biography leaves duchess open to court showdown
The controversial book is expected to be thrust to the heart of a High Court privacy case brought against a British tabloid newspaper.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:53:23 +1000
'Main thing in life': Belarus opposition leader flees, citing children's safety
Authorities said she was not forced to leave but a video, apparently filmed at the central election commission before she left, raised questions.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:52:04 +1000
Man flees Queensland hotel quarantine five days before release
Police Minister Mark Ryan says officers are tracking down the 25-year-old, who fled his mandatory isolation in Toowoomba.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:33:48 +1000
Worst day for deaths in Victoria as active cases drop
Victoria has recorded 21 deaths in the past day, its worst of the pandemic, as well as 410 new cases.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:33:37 +1000
Top apprentice jockeys fined by Racing Victoria over COVID-19 breaches
Champion apprentice Michael Poy and leading junior rider Teo Nugent have both been fined after stewards investigated COVID-19 breaches.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:27:51 +1000
Where to get tested for coronavirus in Queensland
Coronavirus assessment centres have been established across Queensland.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:27:03 +1000
Dirty John season two offers viewers a lot to chew over
The drama around the shocking crime at the centre of the show would have been enough to carry it on its own.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:26:50 +1000
Actor Dan Wyllie pleads not guilty to assaulting wife
The Love My Way star's bail will continue, after he did not appear in court on Wednesday 'due to COVID'.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:24:30 +1000
'It dramatically changes our squad': Parra's Evans signs with Warriors
The giant Parramatta prop will head across the Tasman alongside St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken as the Nathan Brown revolution takes shape.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:23:01 +1000
More face masks in public or more restrictions, Berejiklian warns
The Premier has foreshadowed harsher restrictions if she doesn't see more people wearing face masks and businesses heeding COVIDSafe rules.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:22:26 +1000
Park section now a permanent memorial to Hannah Clarke and her children
Brisbane City Council approved the renaming of a section of the Camp Hill park in memory of the four, who were murdered by Ms Clarke's former partner.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:20:05 +1000
Dockers, Swans to hub in Cairns
Fremantle and Sydney will see out the end of the home-and-away season in Cairns.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 11:17:39 +1000
Brisbane to heat up before weekend storm in 'mixed lollies' forecast
The weather bureau describes the upcoming weather as "like a bag of mixed lollies" with "a rollercoaster" of conditions.

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:58:40 +1000
Writer Explains ‘Mansplaining’ With Help From 17th-Century Art
Writer Nicole Tersigni has enlisted classic artworks to explain every kind of annoying male behaviour.