Matt Dennien, Brisbane Times

Matt Dennien

Brisbane Times

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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Past articles by Matt:

Police charge man with murder over Corinda shooting

The charge is the first laid since a man was allegedly shot at close range after intervening in a confrontation outside a Brisbane home on Tuesday. → Read More

Premier backs Carroll in top job after misogyny, racism rock police

But days of evidence detailing racism and misogyny show “deep-seated” cultural issues in the Queensland Police Service, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says. → Read More

Qld businesses sound alarm over lack of access to high-speed internet

Three-quarters of the state’s businesses say they’re affected, with more than one-third of those describing the impact as “critical”. → Read More

‘Toxic’ culture drove management dismissal of DNA lab staff concerns

A powerful public probe into the Queensland government’s forensic lab has held its first public hearing after an interim report rocked the state’s criminal justice system. → Read More

Hackers target 1300 public servants, forcing some to log back in after hours

Queensland government agencies report more efforts to force staff into handing over potentially sensitive information, including one as recently as Friday. → Read More

Rug up for a chilly Riverfire, with wind expected to follow the rain

Spectators heading outdoors for Saturday’s fireworks spectacular might be able to leave their brolly at home, but should pack a coat instead, the weather bureau says. → Read More

Public sector workers protest lagging state government wage action

The action comes amid cost-of-living pressures and a political stoush over a rowdy CFMEU protest in Brisbane last week being probed by police. → Read More

Landlords in the house: The Queensland MPs with skin in the rental market

About a third of the state’s MPs own at least one investment property. Greens MP Amy MacMahon – who has introduced a bill to freeze rents – says that could be a barrier to reform. → Read More

Queensland housing shortage prompts review of Airbnb-style rentals

The state government is weighing up short-stay accommodation providers’ right to make an income with the need to free up more housing, particularly in tourist hotspots. → Read More

Queensland COVID hospitalisations hit all-time high

While influenza cases are believed to be beyond their crest, the third COVID wave — anticipated among the winter months — is not expected to peak until some time after early August. → Read More

Housing debate reignites as critics say Brisbane budget falls short

Higher rates for Airbnb-style rentals and rezoning some commercial land for accommodation won’t be enough to address Brisbane’s housing shortage, according to critics. → Read More

$175 rebate on power bills first taste of Queensland budget

The government says previously announced bill relief of $50 will be increased to $175 as a “cost of living” boost for Queensland residents. → Read More

Queenslanders vote amid wet weather, flood alerts

The decentralised Sunshine State has led the charge away from election day voting this year, with 53.3 per cent already having cast a pre-poll ballot or applied for a postal vote before Saturday. → Read More

‘Not his problem’: Qld claims ‘insult’ after PM rejects $741m flood request

Scott Morrison says such important flood recovery programs are “outside the scope” of the federal government’s purview. → Read More

Former security officer allegedly choked, attacked partner with axe in Brisbane car park

Bystanders came to the victim’s rescue and performed a citizen’s arrest until police arrived. → Read More

Federal LNP candidate pulls out of Brisbane race citing mental health

Ryan Shaw, an army veteran who was vying for the Labor-held seat of Lilley, said the election campaign was affecting his mental health and PTSD. → Read More

Masks off: Queensland to ease restrictions from next Friday

Queensland will scrap mask restrictions for most community settings from 6pm on March 4. → Read More

Queensland reports six more COVID deaths as student infections drop

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the case update came from a total of 2588 self-reported rapid antigen tests and 5771 PCR swabs. → Read More

Queensland records 3750 COVID infections and six more deaths

The number of people in hospitals also continues to decline, with 484 in public hospitals and 30 in private facilities. A total of 40 people are in intensive care. → Read More

Queensland reports 13 COVID deaths and 3660 cases amid data issues

The number of public hospital patients with the virus also continues to fall, dropping from 535 to 508 on Saturday, Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said. → Read More