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Matt is a reporter with Brisbane Times, covering city council and urban affairs.

Brisbane quarantine hub given green light but unlikely to open until 2022

Brisbane quarantine hub given green light but unlikely to open until 2022

Commonwealth land near the Brisbane Airport is a suitable option for a new dedicated quarantine site but any facility would not open until early next year, a feasibility study has found.

  • by Matt Dennien

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Three of Queensland’s latest COVID ‘incursions’ still not linked to source

Three of Queensland’s latest COVID ‘incursions’ still not linked to source

Queensland health authorities have reported an average of more than one new local COVID-19 case a day since mid-June, with the initial source of three still unknown.

  • by Matt Dennien
Full list: Indooroopilly SHS, Virgin flight, Ipswich locations new exposure site
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Full list: Indooroopilly SHS, Virgin flight, Ipswich locations new exposure site

New exposure sites have been listed after a number of people infected with COVID-19 were active in the community this month.

  • by Matt Dennien and Toby Crockford
Queensland Health does not know how many staff are vaccinated

Queensland Health does not know how many staff are vaccinated

Data shows at least three-in-five of the 114,000-strong workforce are now protected, with the department in the dark on how many more may have actually received a dose.

  • by Matt Dennien
New Olympic body for Brisbane as mayor shuffles civic cabinet

New Olympic body for Brisbane as mayor shuffles civic cabinet

Deputy mayor Krista Adams will head-up City Hall’s new Olympic-focused committee, with Infrastructure chair David McLachlan to take the council meeting reins.

  • by Matt Dennien
‘Real problem’ remains with hotels as state steers through COVID concerns

‘Real problem’ remains with hotels as state steers through COVID concerns

Queensland’s peak medical body has welcomed moves away from quarantine hotel use after further breaches but says a “real problem” remains until vaccine rates rise.

  • by Matt Dennien
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Masks stay on in Brisbane for another week despite no new local cases
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Masks stay on in Brisbane for another week despite no new local cases

Eleven south-east Queensland council areas will remain under mask mandates for another week as health authorities reported no new local COVID-19 from the latest scare.

  • by Matt Dennien
Lucky 13: Qld's top doc 'very worried' about growing COVID incursions

Lucky 13: Qld's top doc 'very worried' about growing COVID incursions

Health experts say the state’s run of 13 separate cases of community exposure in less than two months, so far without widespread transmission, has largely come down to luck.

  • by Matt Dennien
Handful of Queenslanders get wrong dose in COVID vaccine blunder

Handful of Queenslanders get wrong dose in COVID vaccine blunder

Following an “administration error”, 159 people will get another shot after up to six of them were given an “ultra low dose” of the vaccine.

  • by Stuart Layt and Matt Dennien
New case linked to Brisbane backpackers as cargo ship crew test positive
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New case linked to Brisbane backpackers as cargo ship crew test positive

Queensland has reported one new community case of COVID-19 who had been staying at a hostel after leaving hotel quarantine, with 19 cargo ship crew members also testing positive.

  • by Matt Dennien
First look at Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics athletes’ village

First look at Brisbane’s 2032 Olympics athletes’ village

The Queensland government has released concept images of its 2032 Olympic Games Athletes Village pitched to do for the Northshore Hamilton area what Expo 88 did for South Bank.

  • by Matt Dennien