Riverside restaurants see little economic benefit from G20

PHILLIP HARSANT   Low-key visits from G20 entourages have not made up for the loss of local customers in Brisbane's premier eating district at Riverside. Kingsley's restaurant benefited from a large group of European Union … [Read more...]

PETA: All environmentalists should be vegan

PHILLIP HARSANT   One of the most irreverent G20 protests had the most media interest yesterday as PETA put flesh on show to encourage world leaders to stop eating it. Three near-naked young women, clad in little more than green … [Read more...]

Help a mate on R U OK? Day

The latest ABS data shows that suicide remains the leading cause of death for Australians aged between 15 and 44. R U OK? Day aims to change that by making it easier for people to talk about what is bothering them and get the help they need - and … [Read more...]

Holger Osieck sacked after geriatric Socceroos bomb against France

PHILLIP HARSANT The Socceroos are looking for a new coach after Holger Osieck was relieved of his position following a limp 6 - 0 drubbing at the hands of European heavyweight France. The humiliating loss was the second 6 - 0 capitulation in as … [Read more...]

Stephen Conroy admits NBN over-ambitious

PHILLIP HARSANT Former Communications Minister Stephen Conroy used his first public speaking appearance on Friday, since stepping-down from the front-bench, to admit the National Broadband Network (NBN) construction targets were “overly … [Read more...]

Brisbane Lions Reserves go back-to-back premiers two weeks in a row

PHILLIP HARSANT The Brisbane Lions Reserves defeated the Sydney Swans Reserves in the NEAFL Cross Conference Grand Final on Saturday to take home the premiership trophy for the second year running. The Lions defended their second title in a … [Read more...]

Keelty Review to see major changes to Queensland’s emergency services

PHILLIP HARSANT The “Red Room”, Queensland’s Legislative Council Chamber was the venue chosen for Premier Campbell Newman’s release of the state's review into emergency services completed by former Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty. Red … [Read more...]

Paul Roos ruled out of Brisbane Lions coaching job

PHILLIP HARSANT Brisbane Lions Chairman Angus Johnson has confirmed Paul Roos will not coach the clubs' next season. Coming into the penultimate weekend of the season the coach-less Lions are still on the hunt for an unlikely finals … [Read more...]

Hunt for Brisbane Lions new coach proceeds despite boardroom drama

PHILLIP HARSANTLeigh Matthews has taken his seat on the Brisbane Lions selection panel to find Michael Voss’ successor despite also being a leading figure in the clubs' boardroom stoush.Club chairman Angus Johnson sent a letter to the clubs' 24,000 … [Read more...]

‘Lethal’ Leigh Matthews the trump card for alternate Brisbane Lions board ticket

PHILLIP HARSANT Three-time Lions Premiership coach Leigh Matthews has finally answered the call to run for a place on the Brisbane Lions board after a tumultuous week at the Gabba. Matthews appears prepared to save the Lions for the second time … [Read more...]