Mitchell Hamilton

Ratepayers will foot the bill for dismissal

Any legal costs and damages related to the sacking of a council employee with a controversial husband will be paid by ratepayers, according to Lord Mayor Graham Quirk. Opposition leader Shayne Sutton said at this week’s Brisbane City Council meeting a former employee of Cr Fiona King was considering legal action for unfair dismissal. She […]

Paraplegic criminal gets reduced jail sentence

A paraplegic man has been given a reduced jail sentence by a Supreme Court judge because of the extra difficulties faced by disabled people in prison. Dean Justin Hinton pleaded guilty on Friday to eight charges including one count of possession of a dangerous drug (methamphetamine) exceeding two grams and one count of unlawful possession […]

City gives Reds the royal treatment

Thousands of people packed Queen Street today to congratulate the Queensland Reds for their Super Rugby Grand Final win. Captain James Horwill (pictured with final try-scorer Will Genia on his right) thanked the crowd of fans who turned out and who stuck with Queensland through the tough years. “You’ve been amazing for the last couple […]

Qld views sought on national broadband network

The Queensland Government is asking the public to provide feedback on the best way to use its controversial national broadband network. A discussion paper released last week by the Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Simon Finn, invites feedback from Queenslanders about the best way to use the NBN. Mr Finn called the infrastructure project […]

Street poll: Should Campbell Newman go into state politics?

It’s been revealed that moves have been made within the Liberal National Party to bring Lord Mayor Campbell Newman into State Parliament to replace John-Paul Langbroek as Opposition leader before the next election. We asked people in Brisbane what they thought.

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