Brisbane

Brisbane fashion exhibitions put sartorial splendour on show

The Queensland Ballet is selling off costumes and scenery to create more storage space for future productions.

Natalie Bochenski This weekend is an ideal time for lovers of fashion, fabric and frillies to explore the sartorial side of the River City.

They saw the sign: Brisbane monument to be made permanent

The Brisbane sign by day.

Natalie Bochenski It's a sign of the times, and it's here to stay.

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Brisbane storms: swift water rescues as flooding hits city

A palm tree burns at Slacks Creek during a storm that rolled across Brisbane on Wednesday.

Several swift water rescues underway after severe afternoon storm.

Brisbane weather: More storms possible as city mops up

Flooding at Constance Street, Fortitude Valley.

Staff reporters Southeast Queensland could be hit with more storms on Thursday, as the region mops up from a dramatic storm on Wednesday which caused flash flooding, traffic chaos and left thousands without power.

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Brisbane weather: Severe thunderstorm warning

Lightning in Templestowe Lower

Kristian Silva It may only be mid-November, but Brisbane weather this week has resembled conditions usually seen half way through January, a senior forecaster says.

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Brisbane CBD 40kmh limit hailed a success

Busy pedestrian crossing at the corner of Adelaide and Edward streets in Brisbane's CBD.

Kim Stephens Five years after Brisbane became one of the world's first cities to reduce CBD speed limits to 40 km/h, the initiative has been adopted in Sydney, London and New York.

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Brisbane Magistrates Court flood costs $110,000

Claudia Jambor The initial damages of the Brisbane Magistrates Court flooding last month were valued at approximately $110,000, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Mr Jarrod Bleijie said.

Police shoot man dead north of Brisbane

Police cordon off the scene after a man was shot by officers at Kippa Ring.

Officers went to home after tracing phone calls.

G20 Brisbane: Dancing Queensland police bust out Nutbush City Limits

Queensland police bust out the Nutbush on a street corner during teh Brisbane G20. Queensland police bust out the Nutbush on a street corner during the Brisbane G20.

Kristian Silva Expanded powers of police during G20, included enforcing Nutbush City Limits.

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LIVE: Brisbane Global Cafe: Day Two

Earth

Dan Nancarrow The Brisbane Global Cafe is a two-day program of speeches, discussion and workshops on issues such as health, technology and the future of cities, run to complement the G20 Leaders Summit.

LIVE: Brisbane Global Cafe

coal-fired power plant

Dan Nancarrow The Brisbane Global Cafe is a two-day program of speeches, discussion and workshops on issues such as health, technology and the future of cities, run to complement the G20 Leaders Summit.

US presidential chopper spotted over Brisbane

The US Marine Corp helicopter over Brisbane's CBD on Wednesday, ahead of the G20 summit.

Marissa Calligeros Three United States presidential helicopters were flying over Brisbane on Wednesday afternoon as preparations for Barack Obama's arrival for the G20 summit ramp up.

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G20 Brisbane: Colour no longer divides summit city

President of the USA Barack Obama, featured in front of Brisbane's Victoria Bridge.

Tony Moore US President Barack Obama's short trip from the Brisbane CBD to South Brisbane during the G20 summit would leave US five-star general Douglas MacArthur "turning in his grave'', according to prominent...

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G20 Brisbane: Putin up with Vlad the focus for two protest groups

Russian President Vladimir Putin holds a globe.

Kristian Silva Two G20 protest groups will travel to Brisbane to see Vladmir Putin - one to give him a rousing welcome, and the other to tell him to go back home.

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G20 Brisbane: Unemployment has left younger generation struggling

Chair of the G20'S global youth forum Holly Ransom.

Kim Stephens Youth unemployment is looming as one of the biggest societal threats across the world, according to young leaders seeking action from G20 leaders this weekend.

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G20 Brisbane: Warning to pet owners over sonic cannons

Loss of life is a very real threat from dogs becoming disoriented by loud noise.

Marissa Calligeros The RSPCA has warned pet owners about the potential for sonic cannons to scare their furry friends.

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G20 Brisbane sport gets ball rolling

International Netball Federation's President Molly Rhone.

Cameron Atfield The G20 Leaders' Summit has not officially kicked off just yet, but that has not stopped sport taking to the field for the event's curtain-raiser.

G20 Brisbane: 'Australian informality' key to success: senior official

G20 taskforce senior adviser Victor Perton says Brisbane is looking superb for the leaders' summit.

Kristian Silva The barricades are up, the police are out in force and many believe South Bank has been turned into a ghost town, but a senior G20 official says Brisbane looks "just fantastic".

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20 cancer cases close to two Brisbane asbestos factories: expert

Tony Moore Eight men who lived within 1.5 kilometres of the old asbestos factory in Gaythorne have contracted the asbestos-related disease, mesothelioma, since 1982, Queensland Health has confirmed.

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Dumping of live animals in sights of Brisbane City Council

Fines for dumping live animals will be adopted at a local level.

Kim Stephens Dumping live animals in Brisbane City Council bins will attract a fine of more than $4500 in new local laws set to be adopted following Tuesday's meeting.

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